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Entertainment News Archive - August 28, 2008

By Frazier Moore FACTOID Who owns what ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co. CBS and the CW are divisions of CBS Corp. Fox is a unit of News Corp. NBC is owned by General Electric Co. NEW YORK - With fall in sight, ABC is inviting viewers to stay home and watch ABC as an energy-saving measure.

As part of the Devon Open Studios 2008 Art Trail in the South Hams, four Dartmouth women are exhibiting a rich and varied collection of work in different media. They are united by the imprint of memories left behind by women's lives and work over the ages.

Very occasionally we are treated to something very different on TV which does not spell out sex, violence and bad attitude. The other Sunday evening the BBC showed the Miss Potter film, made in 2006.

Thousands of people headed to Withernsea on bank holiday Sunday to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Summertime Special in the town's Valley Gardens. The crowd enjoyed a line-up of music from across the decades, including tributes to Buddy Holly and Robbie Williams.

Thousands of people are expected to gather in the centre of Hull this weekend for the Freedom Festival. Final preparations are being made for Saturday's event, which starts at noon and ends with a fireworks display. It promises to be one of the city's biggest live music and drama shows.

Sequence dancing commences in Wootton Village Hall on Wednesday, September 3, from 7.30pm to 10.30pm. New members are always welcome. For more information ring (01469) 530454. (c) 2008 Scunthorpe Evening Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

One of Dartmoor's oldest country fairs is to be held on September 9. Thought to date back to the early 19th century, Widecombe Fair now attracts thousands of visitors and generates interest worldwide.

By Bob Strauss "Traitor" wants to be a hard-nosed international terrorism thriller while making it super crystal clear that Muslims -- even those bent on destroying us -- are people, too. It succeeds fitfully at both efforts but mostly in a very Hollywood way.

By Geoffrey Macnab First Night BURN AFTER READING VENICE FESTIVAL OPENING FILM **** "Report back to me when it makes sense," the CIA boss tells an underling midway through the Coen brothers' deliriously confusing comedy thriller, which opened the Venice Festival last night.

By Thomas Sutcliffe Last Night's TV MY ZINC BED BBC2 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? BBC1 Einstein successfully predicted that a massive heavenly object would be able to bend light, in a process known as gravitational lensing.

Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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