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Entertainment News Archive - March 14, 2008

By Carla Meyer, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Mar. 14--Jim Carrey, as it turns out, was born to play an animated pachyderm.

NBC "Today" anchor, Al Roker, announced The New York Times best-selling children's novel "Chasing Vermeer" by author Blue Balliett and illustrated by Brett Helquist, as Al's Book Club For Kids next book pick.

Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.