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Entertainment News Archive - August 21, 2006

By Sheigh Crabtree LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Marlon Wayans is set to develop, produce and star in "Pretty Ugly," a comedy about a handsome lifestyle mogul who wakes up looking hideous because of a curse.

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Jason Priestley, Elliott Gould and Christopher Lloyd are among the guest stars lined up for the upcoming second season of Showtime's "Masters of Horror" anthology series.

By Kimberly Nordyke LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Report

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Aidan Quinn will star in HBO's original movie "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," which depicts the displacement of American Indians as the U.S. expanded west during the latter half of the 19th century.

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Harold & Kumar" star Kal Penn has joined the cast of Fox's action drama "24" in a recurring role. He will play a guy who is somehow involved with the Islamic guru running the neighborhood mosque and might be the key to a terrorist plot.

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Marriage has been very good for TV producers Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith.

LONDON (Reuters) - They chase each other at high speed wielding axes and hammers. But the famous cartoon duo of Tom and Jerry are in trouble in Britain for smoking on screen.

LONDON (Reuters) - They chase each other at high speed wielding axes and hammers. But the famous cartoon duo of Tom and Jerry are in trouble in Britain for smoking on screen.

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Turner Broadcasting is scouring more than 1,500 classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons, including old favorites "Tom and Jerry," "The Flinstones" and "Scooby-Doo," to edit out scenes that glamorize smoking.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - British singer and songwriter Ian Gillan, the frontman of the rock band Deep Purple, is trying his hand at a new form of writing -- a novel.

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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