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Entertainment News Archive - October 13, 2008

By Lim Yeh Ern THE Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) is finally here.

British movie actor Rupert Everett reportedly will make his Broadway debut in the upcoming revival of Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit." Everett's film credits include "My Best Friend's Wedding,""An Ideal Husband,""The Importance of Being Earnest" and "Shakespeare in Love." The New York Times reported the actor will join the previously announced Christine Ebersole in the new production of Coward's play, which is to open in February.

By Edwin Kee NIGHTVISION Goggles * I wonder whether the anti-vice authorities are given the EyeClops NightVision Goggles while doing their rounds on secluded areas of Bukit Gasing and other famous lovers haunts around the country.

By nekesa mumbi moody of The Associated Press Two years ago, the biggest question surrounding Jennifer Hudson's career was whether she could act.

By Mike Hughes In 1719, Daniel Defoe came up with a fresh genre. He plunked a modern guy -- educated and city-bred -- onto an island. "Robinson Crusoe" was born. Its themes have persisted for three centuries. "Everyone thinks about it," says Philip Winchester, star of NBC's new "Crusoe" series.

By Rachel Shields; Ian Johnston * French report highlights serious developmental risks for pre- school viewers Pre-school programming has undergone a boom in recent years thanks to series such as Teletubbies and In The Night Garden and dedicated channels such as the BBC's CBeebies.

The famous Egyptian comedian Adel Imam is preparing for his upcoming film, written by Yousif Maati and produced by "Good New" production. The story of the film revolves around an Egyptian businessman who returns to Egypt after spending some time in the Gaza Strip in Palestine.

Famous Lebanese superstar Carole Samaha held a musical concert for "Eid Al Fiter" (insert definition) on October 2 at "Le Royal" hotel in Amman. Carole performed many of her greatest hits and the audience sang along to her songs and danced to her music.

Pakistani movie actor Badir Munir, who contended with kidney and diabetes ailments the past five years, has died after suffering a heart attack. He was 70.

By Tom Sutcliffe The Weekend's Television CRACKING UP SUN BBC2 STEPHEN FRY IN AMERICA SUN BBC1 THE AMERICAN FUTURE: A HISTORY, BY SIMON SCHAMA FRI BBC2 The not inconsiderable number of people who've fantasised about one day seeing Alastair Campbell in a prison cell got their wish last night, though the stay was a lot shorter than they might have wanted.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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