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Entertainment News Archive - September 01, 2006

By Andrew Wallenstein LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC's Wednesday comedies are on the move again. The network is flipping the pairing of "Twenty Good Years" and "30 Rock," switching the latter to 8 p.m. and putting "Good" at 8:30 p.m. "The Biggest Loser" remains at 9 p.m.

By Mike Collett-White VENICE (Reuters) - U.S. conservatives were outraged when country music band the Dixie Chicks criticized President George W. Bush. But a new documentary about John Lennon and his run-in with the Nixon administration over the Vietnam war suggests Bush got off lightly.

By Carly Mayberry and Chris Marlowe LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Many people would have a hard time reconciling soap operas with cutting-edge interactivity, but those within the daytime drama world know the networks have tested many innovative concepts on the genre's loyal followers.

By Anne Thompson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Rock star Sting's wife Trudie Styler has acquired film rights to Joshua Doder's "Grk" children's book trilogy for her production company.

By Kirk Honeycutt LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - News of Glenn Ford's passing Wednesday rekindled my deep regret that the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. never bestowed its Career Achievement Award on the popular star.

By Anne Thompson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - It's damned tough for even big-name filmmakers to get a movie made these days. It helps to be a versatile jack-of-all-trades, someone who can play the studio game and make the occasional compromise.

By Kimberly Nordyke LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The syndicated newsmagazines got a ratings bump with their coverage of the JonBenet Ramsey murder case arrest during the week ending August 20, according to Nielsen Media ratings data issued Thursday.

By Eric J. Lyman VENICE, Italy (Hollywood Reporter) - Security measures at the Venice International Film Festival are tighter than ever, though some officials said the greatest threat this year may come from protesters rather than any kind of terrorist plot.

By Sara Webb SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A month before Singapore goes under the international spotlight as the venue of a major International Monetary Fund conference, the government flexed its muscles to remind the media of its controls on the press.

By Mike Collett-White VENICE (Reuters) - Paul Verhoeven, best known for Hollywood hits "Basic instinct" and "Total Recall," has returned to his native Netherlands with a film challenging the view that the anti-Nazi resistance there was a movement only for heroes.

Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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