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Entertainment News Archive - August 14, 2008

By Eva Jonese.jones@bepp.co.uk Without him, enduring comedy classics such as Dad's Army and The Two Ronnies may never have made it on to our TV screens.

How hard can it be to conduct an orchestra? Don't you just have to wave a little stick around and frown? And how could eight celebrities attempting to direct an ensemble make remotely interesting viewing for one night, let alone the next six weeks? Having watched the first episode of Maestro - the latest celeb challenge reality show - some of the answers were surprising.

By Justino Aguila BURBANK - Before she closes Lakeside Video at the end of the month, Yesook Kim will snatch one of her favorite movies from the 15,000-plus titles on her shelves and take it home with her. "I love 'A Bronx Tale' with Robert De Niro," said Kim, 62.

By Jeff Simon Tom Cruise, man, Tom Cruise. Never count a man out when he's got the kind of friends Cruise obviously has.

By MIKE CHAPPLE THE so called "Holy Grail of all Beatles memorabilia" - the band's first signed contract with manager Brian Epstein - is expected to fetch at least pounds 250,000 at auction.

Railway enthusiasts are being given the chance to watch films about trains in a converted carriage at Butterley. The black and white films were made in the 1960s to impress British Rail passengers.

Shakespeare fans have a chance to enjoy one of the Bard's best as it was performed in his era - with an all-male cast.

The Greenbelt Festival is sure to get a volley of anti-war protest from Michael Franti next week. The California-born poet and musician is a staunch campaigner for peace and performed at the Christian festival in 2006 to a great reception.

By GREG HERNANDEZ The last time William Hurt worked with Glenn Close was on the 1983 film "The Big Chill," a classic about a group of college pals who spend a weekend together years later after one of their friends commits suicide.

By Joan Gilmore Plans are well under way for the 2008 Wall of Fame Humanitarian Awards dinner and induction scheduled Oct. 23 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel. Since 1985 the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools has been honoring graduates from the Oklahoma City Public Schools system.

Word of the Day
bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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