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Entertainment News Archive - August 25, 2008

By Bruce Schwartz For the past two weeks, NBC was the only Games in town. But the next two weeks bring a game all the networks can play: politics. The Democrats gather today in Denver; the Republicans, next week in St. Paul.

By Gary Strauss Thom Beers has created a mini-empire with a growing number of cable TV shows focusing on blue-collar, often dangerous professions. Tonight, Beers' testosterone-fueled programming climbs onto broadcast TV with America's Toughest Jobs (NBC, 9 ET/PT).

A SCOTS comedy duo have picked up a coveted award for a musical about an Edinburgh cemetery. John and Gerry Kielty are to be presented with this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival Spirit of the Fringe Award tomorrow.

By Jane Bradley IT MAY be thought of by some as a show for closet sci-fi geeks, but Doctor Who has now pipped the US comedy hit Friends as the TV series people most want to see turned into a film.

By Steve Jones Ice Cube says there was a time when hard-core rap more closely reflected life in the inner city. But as years passed, it became more commercial and less in touch with reality. He wants to bring back that old feel with his eighth solo album, Raw Footage.

JEREMY PAXMAN claims men are discriminated against at the BBC. The Newsnight host, 58, suggested that white, middle class men were overlooked in favour of women by his employers. His pr-recorded comments were played to the Edinburgh International Television Festival yesterday.

DOCTOR Who is the TV show viewers would most like to see on the big screen. The revived BBC hit pipped US sitcom Friends in a Radio Times poll, with its spin-off Torchwood in ninth place. Another Beeb sci-fi favourite, comedy Red Dwarf, took third spot, followed by US hits Heroes and CSI.

Dancers hanging around to entertain FLYING lessons with a difference were on offer at a museum in the region. Aerial dance entertainers Hang performed at the Kirkleatham Museum, near Redcar, last night.

BOURNE Identity star Brian Cox popped in to support Tilda Swinton's alternative film festival at the weekend. The Dundee-born actor went along to the former Ballerina Ballroom in Nairn, before Singing In The Rain was shown. Cox said: "For too long, cinema has been in the hands of the wrong people.

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- "it" Girl Public Relations, one of the industry's leading entertainment PR firms, announces its latest acquisition; multi-talented music artist and producer, Colby O'Donis.

Word of the Day
jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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