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Entertainment News Archive - October 12, 2008

Get a cheeky look at Puck's Bottom in Plymouth this weekend. Wild Wood Theatre presents an "enchanting burlesque" tale based on A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Barbican Theatre this afternoon and tomorrow.

By John Woodhouse; what you should - and shouldn't - be adding to your collection Marc Bolan - The Celebration Concert (DVD) SIXTY years since his birth and 30 since his death, 2007 was a poignant anniversary for fans of Marc Bolan, the ultimate glam-rock idol.

American Media Operations, Inc. announced today the sale of the Weekly World News and related trademarks and copyrights to Bat Boy LLC. Neil McGinness, formerly Vice President of Entertainment of IMG Media, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Weekly World News.

By Demetrios Matheou Nights in Rodanthe George C Wolfe 97 MINS, PG Mirrors Alexandre Aja 110 MINS, 15 Mutant Chronicles Simon Hunter 111 MINS, 18 Richard Gere and Diane Lane first co-starred together in 1984, in Francis Ford Coppola's The Cotton Club.

Joel and Ethan Coen's last film, 'No Country for Old Men', won four Oscars and was their biggest box-office hit to date - so, James Mottram asks them, why the long faces? It's 10.30am, the morning after Joel and Ethan Coen's latest film, Burn After Reading, has opened the Venice Film Festival.

By Katy Guest Hero or Villain? Zac Efron It has been a long old week for the Teen Choice Awards Male Hottie of the Year, 2007. In London, with his glamorous girlfriend, for the premiere of their new movie, Zac Efron had an eventful time.

By Jonathon Romney Shot like a war film, this scorching expose of the brutalities of organised crime in Naples has no huggable heroes or happy endings Film Gomorrah Matteo Garrone 137 MINS, 15 There's only one moment in the new Italian film Gomorrah that resembles the gangster movie as we know it.

By Sonia Zhuravlyova Vivian Girls are the latest enfants terribles to emerge out of the lofts of Brooklyn, New York City.

By Simon Price If Elbow seem ill at ease with the role of rock'n'roll superstars, Iglu & Hartly are all too eager to recreate the aesthetic of pomp rock Rock Elbow Guildhall PORTSMOUTH Iglu & Hartly Rescue Rooms NOTTINGHAM When you heard that Elbow were the surprise winners of this year's Mercury Prize, what was your reaction? A common response was to assume that the decision had a touch of the consolation prize about it, or of the long service medal and a pat on the head.

Soul singer Sheena B. will perform songs from her new album, "Paradise," at a CD release party tonight at Toby's Lounge, 264 Yost Blvd., in Braddock Hills Shopping Center. The dinner show -- $20 or $35 with CD -- runs from 8-10 p.m. A second set runs 11 p.m.- midnight.

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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