Entertainment News Archive - October 08, 2008

By laura stuart-cook A Critically acclaimed one-man drama is coming to Louth.

Coldplay were officially crowned the world's best band at the Q Awards last night. The globally-renowned group took home two awards from the event in London, which celebrated this year's top musical triumphs.

Cable & Wireless's Apollo undersea cable more than doubled internet capacity when laid in early 2003. The dual cable system runs for 13,000km under the Atlantic, linking Bude in Cornwall with Shirley, New York; and Brittany with New Jersey. Each cable can carry 3.2 terabits of information a second.

By Simon Parker I HAVE just spent a surreal sixty minutes in the company of Cornish writer Carl Grose - or, to be more precise, with the product of his wonderfully inventive imagination.

There's a glut of Shakespeare around at the moment, with two versions of Macbeth, Frantic Assembly's Othello, a burlesque children's take based on a Midsummer Night's Dream, and this take on The Taming of The Shrew.

Born in Boston, Lincolnshire, I grew up in East Kirkby - an RAF base in the Second World War - and consider myself a bit of a military history buff. I now live in Los Angeles. The word in question (Nigger, October 1) is offensive.

A middle-aged, 6ft tall man with a Lincolnshire accent is being sought for a prestigious part in a movie.

By Lynn Smith LOS ANGELES -- In "Crash," the 2004 film that won the Oscar for best picture, the city of Los Angeles was more than a character. It was an allegory for isolation. The rich, the powerful, the poor and the disaffected.

By Alice T Carter "Man Woman Hombre Mujer" was the big winner Sunday as the Pittsburgh New Works Festival announced the winners of the "Donna" awards for its 18th season.

By Tom Sutcliffe Last Night's Television SUNSHINE BBC1 JACK: A SOLDIER'S STORY BBC3 TWIGGY'S FROCK EXCHANGE BBC2 He's not afraid of sentiment, Craig Cash. Indeed, he's not even nervous about painfully cute, judging from the opening of Sunshine, BBC1's new comedy-drama.

Word of the Day
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.