Entertainment News Archive - October 16, 2008

Oki Electric Cable Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:5815) today announced that, together with Fanuc Ltd., the two companies have succeeded in developing a motor drive cable based on their proprietary cable structure that significantly reduces the impact of conducted noise caused by inverter switching.

By Bill Keveney Television is giving Dennis Hopper a sense of freedom he used to feel in movies. "You can suddenly be freer on cable television than you can on film these days," says Hopper, who stars in Crash (Starz, Friday, 10 ET/PT), an adaptation of the Oscar-winning film.

By Don Oldenburg When Australian author Thomas Keneally entered the handbag shop in Beverly Hills that sultry October morning in 1980, he was shopping for a new briefcase before flying back to Sydney. What he got, besides a briefcase, was one of the most extraordinary stories he'd ever come across.

By Donna Freydkin NEW YORK -- Sometimes, it's what's off-screen that really rocks. At last week's dress rehearsal for the election-focused Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursdays, co-host Amy Poehler boogied off the stage after taping a segment scheduled to air next month.

U.S. actor Steve Martin reportedly has signed on for a role in Nancy Meyers' as-yet-untitled big-screen comic love triangle. Martin and Meyers previously worked together on the "Father of the Bride" movies, which Meyers co-wrote and produced and in which Martin starred.

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- There's finally a home-entertainment choice that's big enough for south-central Pennsylvania consumers as Verizon begins offering FiOS TV service in seven communities in Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon and York counties.

LIN TV Corp. (NYSE: TVL) will report its third quarter 2008 earnings results before the market opens on October 30, 2008. The Company intends to host a conference call to discuss the earnings release that morning at 8:30 a.m. (ET). The conference call-in number is 1-888-205-6458 for U.S.

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Spike TV has given the green light to two of its most ambitious new projects for series and has renewed its successful original series, "DEA," all slated to premiere in 2009.

Fresh off the high energy Cruee Fest Tour and the release of the blockbuster summer album "Only Through the Pain," Los Angeles based rock band TRAPT joins Hinder and Rev Theory on the acclaimed Jaegermeister Music Tour.

NEW YORK, Oct.16 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadway, film, and television stars - Alec Baldwin '94 (30 Rock), Broadway legend Elaine Stritch (At Liberty), Filmmaker Joel Coen '78 (No Country for Old Men), Rainn Wilson '89 (The Office), Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU), Laura Benanti (Gypsy), and Raul Esparza '92 (Company) - will be on hand at Tisch on Stage, the annual gala benefiting NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'