Entertainment News Archive - October 25, 2008


Chicago police were searching Saturday for the 7-year-old nephew of singer-actress Jennifer Hudson after finding her mother and brother slain, police say.

Jazz pianist Dave McKenna, known best for his Great American Songbook solo efforts, has died in State College, Pa., at the age of 78, his son says.

U.S. singer-actress Lindsay Lohan's career is said to be further troubled by rumored problems on the set of the TV series "Ugly Betty," sources say.

The EMI music company has lost $1.2 billion through its inability to adapt to changes in the U.S. music industry, a financial group says.

New York's Tiny Dancer Films production company says it has optioned author Daniel Pinkwater's fantasy novel "Lizard Music" for the big screen.

Merl Saunders, a keyboardist known for playing with Jerry Garcia, died at a San Francisco hospital almost seven years after a crippling stroke. Saunders, 74, had been suffering from infections, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. He died Friday at Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center.

"Dancing with the Stars" host Samantha Harris said claims she does not enjoy working with actress Cloris Leachman on the U.S. TV series are untrue.

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.'