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Entertainment News Archive - August 18, 2008

Kate Winslet has apparently revealed she felt a little odd filming a sex scene with Titanic co-star LEONARDO DICAPRIO on their new movie Revolutionary Road, which was directed by her husband SAM MENDES. "I just kept saying, 'This is too...

Gloucester Guildhall is reopening its doors on September 1 to welcome some big bands and cutting-edge comedians. Scottish rockers Glasvegas are returning to the venue on September 21 after impressing the crowds at the T In The Park festival this year.

A Reality television star has relived her 15 minutes of fame. Zoe Simpson, of Stretton, became famous last year on TV talent show X Factor for using the phrase "no way" after she was turned down by judge Simon Cowell.

Anne Hathaway may look as pretty as a picture but she's made of stern stuff. The perky brunette didn't flinch when it came to performing action scenes wearing a tight dress and a pair of killer heels in new spoof comedy movie Get Smart.

When films stars Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes took up residence at Derby's Kedleston Hall, Victoria Flanagan's chief concern was that they might drop a cup of coffee on the irreplaceable furniture.

By Michael Machosky As a child of the '80s (born in 1976), I take for granted that my tastes were formed during an extended low point -- if not the outright nadir -- in American culture. Nowhere is that clear more than the movies.

'A Trip to America' The Oertner-Roberts Duo (Wild About Harry) (out of four) Tom Roberts has taken up a new cause. The North Side pianist who for years has been an advocate of the glories of ragtime and stride piano now is looking at a blend of Creole and Jewish music.

By Regis Behe They are the big four, the homes of the hitmakers and the hits. Universal Music Group, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, EMI Entertainment and Warner Music Group are where the giants of the music industry reside, from Alicia Keys to Kanye West.

By jack coyle of The Associated Press NEW YORK - Play it again, Sam. The whole album, please - and in order. An unmistakable trend in concert-going is the growing number of acts performing their classic albums in full.

By frazier moore of The Associated Press "The hardest brick is the easiest to break," says martial arts master White Crane as he places a tomato on a stack of bricks, then presses downward and shatters the bricks while leaving the tomato intact.

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saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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