Entertainment News Archive - October 06, 2008

By Frazier Moore As you sample the new TV series arriving in the next week, you might find that no matter how widely they vary otherwise, they share a common link: All of them are playing with time.

'The Little Garden' Erin Bode (Native Language) It is difficult to typify singer Erin Bode, but she makes that potential problem into one of her strengths. On "The Little Garden," her vocal style is more in the nouveau-folk genre.

By John Lichfield A cheap docudrama about inner-city teenagers is unexpectedly beating a lavish period piece at the French box office. By John Lichfield in Paris One is a cheap, gritty docudrama carved from the muddled, energetic lives of teenagers in a troubled, multi-racial suburb.

By Mark Hughes "Probably my prize possession," is how Guy Garvey describes it. But, surprisingly, the lead singer of Elbow isn't talking about the Mercury Prize his band picked up last month. It's his BBC security pass he is referring to.

By Carol Memmott Candace Bushnell made pop-culture history with "Sex and the City," her column-turned-book-turned-TV-series-turned-movie about accessory-obsessed gal pals making their mark in Manhattan.

By OLINE H COGDILL of McClatchy-Tribune News Service While hardcover novels get the most attention from readers, some exciting novels in the mystery genre are being published as paperback originals.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - James Earl Jones, who has voiced some of entertainment's most memorable characters, will receive the 2008 Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. SAG President Alan Rosenberg called Jones "a vocal presence without peer" and lauded his TV, film and stage work.

By Jerome Taylor A small Islamic sect that is deemed heretical by some mainstream Muslims has complained to Ofcom after being labelled "liable for death" by a Pakistani television show broadcast in Britain via the Sky satellite platform.

By Subhadra Devan THESE guys live dangerously. They poke fun at the Government and politicians, charging ticket prices that Malaysians normally pay to watch some foreign - and some local - musicals.

By Dennis Chua THE concert is in aid of China's post-Sichuan earthquake efforts to rebuild schools, infrastructure and homes damaged by the natural disaster early this year. The Love From Malaysia Charity Concert is organised by non- profit foundation I-Trust.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.