Entertainment News Archive - June 22, 2008

Katie Couric, the multimillion-dollar CBS anchorwoman, is in trouble with New York state over a $210.41 tax bill, a spokesman said. Couric allegedly owes the money from 2003, the New York Daily News reported.

Two members of the original Star Trek cast are featured in a micro-budget movie shot mostly in upstate New York and now available online. Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig played Lt. Uhura and Ensign Chekov in the original TV series and went on to do six big-budget movies.


The lunch meeting grew into something of a legend over the years. It's gotten "mythified," says Andrew Stanton, who was there.

By Ken Keuffel, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jun. 22--Rats! In Manteo, they seem to be everywhere, and kids are, like, really mad at them. The kids say that rats are stealing bikes and lunches, and making off with toys. The rats have made a bad situation even worse.

Zap2it.com Lifetime has ordered its first original prime-time comedy in 10 years, picking up "Rita Rocks" for a fall premiere. The show stars "MADtv" and "The King of Queens" alumna Nicole Sullivan as a wife and mother who finds herself in the midst of an identity crisis.

By ADAM GELLER By Adam Geller The Associated Press Even as a youngster, Rollie looked older and wiser than his years. His white mustache sprouted longer by the month, until it flamed from his cheeks like a German kaiser's.

By JAEDDA ARMSTRONG By Jaedda Armstrong The Virginian-Pilot norfolk How many habanero peppers can you eat before your stomach bubbles like boiling water? That's what Richard Collins wanted to find out Saturday afternoon.

By Alan Peppard, The Dallas Morning News Jun. 22--You occasionally see her familiar face dining in Deep Ellum, shopping in Uptown or even out on Lake Lewisville. Wait, she looks just like that business anchor Cheryl Casone from Fox News. That's because she is Cheryl Casone.

By Carol Cain, Detroit Free Press Jun. 22--After toiling at our state capital for years and working in courtrooms across southeast Michigan representing his clients, John Kelly is reaching for the stars -- the kind you find in Hollywood.

By Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press Jun. 22--Summer television can be a vast wasteland, as ABC seems to be conceding with Tuesday's debut of "Wipeout" at 8 p.m. and "I Survived a Japanese Game Show" at 9 p.m.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.