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Entertainment News Archive - October 29, 2008

SMPTE 2008: Annual Tech Conference & Expo (http://www.smpte2008.org) bowed today with the cinema launch of IOSONO, a fully immersive theatrical sound system for all feature films, especially those exhibited in stereoscopic 3-D.

Actress Cloris Leachman Tuesday became the latest celebrity to be booted from the U.S. competition TV series "Dancing with the Stars." At 82, Leachman was the oldest star to ever compete on the popular show.

IODA, the global leader in digital distribution, marketing, and technology solutions for the independent music and film industry, today announced a worldwide partnership with World Circuit, the internationally acclaimed independent music label.

Movie Times, Inc., operator of leading entertainment portals such as MovieTimes.com, has named Ari Lee Bayme as its Chief Executive Officer.

By Anthony Breznican The spiritual world clashes with the modern one, repression with freedom. And Frosty the Snowman is the catalyst. Early in the drama Doubt, an Oscar hopeful that opens in limited release Dec.

By Peter Cooper NASHVILLE -- Keith Richards held court backstage Tuesday night at the Musicians Hall of Fame induction ceremony, guffawing with old friends who first were heroes.

SeeSaw Networks, a media company offering the most extensive network of place-based digital video advertising, today announced new partnerships with five health and wellness networks.

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Odysii, Inc., a global provider of marketing intelligence software for onsite messaging, today announced plans to expand its global operations to pursue opportunities within the high-growth digital signage and onsite messaging markets in the U.S.

Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ:GLUU), a leading global publisher of mobile games, today announced the global launch of "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa," a mobile game based on the DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NYSE:DWA) animated film, which opens in U.S. theaters on November 7, 2008.

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine months in advance of its box office debut, "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince" is already casting a spell over moviegoers, according to a just-released poll from MovieTickets.com.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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