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Entertainment News Archive - October 30, 2008

FAIRFIELD, N.J., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Obama camp purchases half hour time slot on prime time TV Wednesday, October, 29th from 8-8-:30 PM. 6 days prior to the election. -- It will air on NBC, CBS, and MSNBC channels.

DALLAS, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- If you want a good night's rest on Halloween, don't watch "The Exorcist," reports a survey from Blockbuster.

By Anthony Breznican MONROEVILLE, Pa. -- The amateur moviemakers walk out of a coffee shop into a winter dawn, hauling a small digital camera, a tripod and a boom mike made out of a hockey stick. They're just happy to find their footage is in focus.

Scottish actor David Tennant has announced he is leaving the beloved science fiction television drama "Doctor Who." Tennant, who has been playing "the doctor" since 2005, is to leave the British series after this year's Christmas episode and four 2009 specials, the BBC said.

ALVISO, Calif. and LOS GATOS, Calif., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TiVo Inc. , the creator of and a leader in television services for digital video recorders (DVRs) and Netflix, Inc.

Blockbuster said the Hollywood horror classic "The Exorcist" topped its "Nightmare-Maker Movies" online survey. Participants in this month's poll on blockbuster.com were asked to name the movie most likely to give them nightmares and 6,000 people responded.

Michael Jackson fans and impersonators are planning to set a Guinness Book record for most people doing the "Thriller" dance, People.com said. The attempt is to take place outside of Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York.

ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) will stage its fourth annual ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO in Los Angeles next spring where top songwriters, composers, producers and industry professionals will come together to share their knowledge and expertise on a broad range of topics of great importance to today's music creators.

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Videogame publisher XS Games announced today that PopStar Guitar(TM) will launch on November 18, 2008 for the Wii(TM) and PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system in time for the holidays.

Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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