Entertainment News Archive - June 24, 2008

Fear of public speaking (or "glossophobia") is reported as one of the top ten fears by most people (numbers vary depending on the source).

We're still getting the summer lightweights this week as the networks trot out every feeble reality show short of someone repeatedly getting hit with a pie. Though, that I might watch. In one nonfeeble exception, ABC launches on Thursday a six-week documentary series.

Remix Hotel will return to New York for its annual music technology weekend June 27-29 at the SAE Institute of Technology in Herald Square. Remix Hotel is a traveling music production and performance showcase produced by Remix(R) magazine, a Penton Media publication.

On October 7, Warner Home Video will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the classic fantasy film favorite with the DVD debut of Watership Down Deluxe Edition.

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival announced its distinguished award winners, culminating the weeklong Festival activities that included screening 108 films representing 63 countries, free outdoor screenings and live performances, and a five-day concurrent International Documentary Conference attended by over 650 filmmakers, film and television executives and media professionals exploring the documentary in action, with a particular emphasis on youth, education and next generation media artists.

By Jim Butler, The Eagle, Bryan, Texas Jun. 22--Before the Bee Gees, before the Beatles, before Elvis, there were the Four Aces, Four Coins, Four Lads and the Ames Brothers.

Wonder if he got "the two-minute warning"? George Carlin's fans know what I'm talking about. It's part of a routine he did in the '70s, about the possibility of getting notice that you're about to die ... a voice inside your head that goes, "TWO MINUTES.

The New World, Academy Award(R) nominated director Terrence Malick's (The Thin Red Line, Days of Heaven) adventure-filled journey of discovery, will be released October 14 on DVD in a new amped-up Extended Cut.

By Andrew Shain, The State, Columbia, S.C. Jun. 23--Even in the final stretch of filming in Columbia, "Nailed" can't catch a break. Filming was supposed to finish this weekend on the comedy starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Biel, but shoot was shut down for a fourth time.

By Ralph Berrier Jr., The Roanoke Times, Va. Jun. 22--CHILHOWIE -- Years ago, Spencer Moore sat down with his brother Joe and compiled a list of all the songs they knew.

Word of the Day
  • A hairdresser.
The word 'friseur' comes from French friseur, from friser ("to curl, frizz").