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Entertainment News Archive - October 18, 2008

News Corp. President Rupert Murdoch says his family's worldwide media group is not struggling despite the ongoing economic crisis in the United States. The company's chief executive officer said at a News Corp.

Sixty-seven countries have submitted movies to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for a foreign picture Oscar, the U.S. group says.

A new BBC drama starring Martin Shaw as a Roman Catholic priest who performs exorcisms is not intended to spark controversy, the actor says.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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