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Entertainment News Archive - August 12, 2008

Text of report by official news agency Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) Islamabad, 11 August: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Ms Sherry Rehman moved a bill to revoke amendments in the Press, Newspapers, News Agencies and Books Registration Ordinance, 2002 (PNNABRO) on the first day of the National Assembly [lower house of parliament] session on Monday [11 August].

By Alice T Carter There's little audience crossover between Dora the Explorer, Portuguese Fado singer Mariza and Smokey Robinson. And that's just fine with Paul Organisak.

By Sadie Gray Sir Bill Cotton, the former BBC executive who oversaw classic shows including Monty Python's Flying Circus, Morecambe And Wise and The Two Ronnies, has died aged 80.

By Pierre Perrone Seventies soul superstar who won an Oscar for 'Theme from Shaft' WHEN THE singer and musician Isaac Hayes met MGM executives in 1970, the conversation turned to the Ernest Tidyman novel Shaft, to which the studio had just acquired the film rights.

By Valli Herman Ah, the lush trappings of the aristocracy.

By Sherna Noah ITV has been criticised by the broadcasting watchdog for failing to protect children from a show that saw contestants enter spinning washing machines, eat glass and turn themselves into a human dartboard.

By Caryn Tamber If you're ever at a shindig where Guy Flynn is the DJ, don't walk up to request the latest song topping the charts. First of all, he won't have it.

By SHARIN WADER Tut-tut, you do not invite Salman Khan to cut the ribbon and inaugurate a new gym and then present him with a blunt scissors to do the job. Especially without his ghar ka Katri(na).

The American Association of People with Disabilities Monday condemned the filmmakers of "Tropic Thunder" for their portrayal of intellectual disability. The AAPD said it helped organize a coalition of disability groups that have united to boycott the film.

By Anisha Rasquinha Merry men and women talking of ancient traditions , pulsating drumbeats, a riot of colour and a melee near the temple. That is the scene during any festival in South India.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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