Entertainment News Archive - October 21, 2008

The Chinese American Film Festival (CAFF), now in its third year, commences with a press conference at the Mission 261 Restaurant in Monterey Park at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2008. During the presentation, the media will be served hors-d'oeuvres.

Author John Truman Wolfe's new award-winning thriller, "Mind Games" shines a light on one of the most secretive CIA programs in the Agency's history.

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) and acerno announced today that the two companies have signed a definitive agreement for Akamai to acquire acerno in a merger transaction.

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- will.i.am, frontman and producer of the multi-platinum three-time Grammy Award-winning group The Black Eyed Peas, takes a giant step forward teaming with famed Oscar winning composer Hans Zimmer for DreamWorks Animation's new Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.

By Bill Keveney Eclectic rock, pop and hip-hop have found an unlikely hot spot: a daytime kids' show. Appearances by such performers as The Roots, the Ting Tings and Jimmy Eat World have helped Yo Gabba Gabba! (Nickelodeon, weekdays 11:30 a.m.) attract not only the Nick Jr.

By Bob Minzesheimer When you've written a novel that features "a half-baked suburban variety of witchcraft," as John Updike says of The Witches of Eastwick, "some people think it's silly." But "sillier," he says, was the 1987 movie version that starred Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer as the adulterous witches and Jack Nicholson as their devilish seducer.

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty-five years ago actress, producer, author and social activist Marlo Thomas, and her celebrated team of co-creators made history with the release of a children's book that would captivate the hearts and imaginations of young readers around the world.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Hip-Hop Artist Bob Brown urges Joe the Plumber to consider the idea that the more we help each other, the better off everyone is.

NBC Universal Television, DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group today unveiled its holiday gift list 2008. Action figures, books, calendars, games, DVDs, music and even a Cylon toaster are included in this year's list, from top shows on NBC, Bravo, SCI FI and USA Network.

Praebius Communications Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PRCM), announces that it has sold nearly all of its prime time inventory to political candidates for August, September and October in its niche University campus systems. AD Systems Inc.

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.'