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Entertainment News Archive - October 02, 2008

All The Fun Of The Fair Regent Theatre DAVID Essex is well known for his musical talents, but could he act? All The Fun Of The Fair certainly put this to the test as the show opened to a full house last night at the Regent Theatre in Hanley.

Silence, please, for the launch of a season of classic films with a contemporary sound. Four movies from the pre-sound era are getting new music for special shows at the Jill Craigie Cinema on the University of Plymouth campus.

A Youth theatre group is inviting creative youngsters to take part in a Christmas extravaganza. Young people aged four to 25 can sign up for Fusion Youth Theatres' seasonal production of A Christmas Carol.

Film producers in America have axed the real name of a controversial character in the remake of The Dam Busters movie. The name of Wing Commander Guy Gibson's pet labrador, Nigger, has been branded as "unacceptable" by Hollywood's money men.

By Shari Low MORE evidence men are from Mars ... and women never want to go there.

The search is on to find children to perform with the stars in Plymouth this Christmas. Twenty talented 'babes' will get to share the stage with Lesley Joseph and Matt Slack in Cinderella at the Theatre Royal.

A rib-tickling selection of stand-up will be staged this week as Lincoln holds its first comedy festival. The week-long event will be celebrating some of the major names in British comedy.

By Shari Low THIS week's "Fact I Didn't Need to Know" - Jason Donovan has revealed that he consummated his relationship with Kylie in an Australian Travelodge.

News in brief FILM The movie version of Sex and the City has become the fastest- selling DVD of 2008. Shoppers bought 920,000 copies of the film in the first week of its release, according to the Official Chart Company.

By Andrew Buncombe 'Playback singer' who provided vocals for many of the biggest names in Hindi musicals A movie singer who dominated the industry during what is considered the Golden Age of Hindi musical cinema, Mahendra Kapoor enjoyed a career that spanned five decades.

Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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