Entertainment News Archive - August 03, 2008

Talented musician Daniel Bartlett is organising a concert to raise money to pay for his drama school fees. Daniel, an Exeter College student, needs to raise the pounds10,000 yearly tuition cost of his course at the Arts Educational School of London as well as living expenses.

The gardens at a Devon stately home will be opened to the public this Sunday to raise cash for charity. Among the attractions at Ugbrooke Park, near Chudleigh, will be stalls and entertainment - plus more than 30 classic cars. Vehicles on show include a 1935 Austen 7 and a 1927 three-litre Bentley.

By MARTIN FREEMAN Britain's biggest contemporary circus will pitch its big top in Plymouth next month. Cirque Surreal fuses circus, dance, drama and humour using 25 world class performers in a show hailed as one of Europe's best.

Billy Pearce has so many strings to his bow it probably looks more like a harp than anything Robin Hood ever took pot shots with.

One of the star attractions of this year's Classic Boat Rally has welcomed some VIPs on board - ahead of an open weekend. Pete Goss' new Spirit of Mystery - which will sail to Australia later this year, retracing a historic voyage - was yesterday visited by the Lord and Lady Mayoress of Plymouth.

When The Love Guru opened in America earlier this summer, Hindu leaders were not amused by Mike Myers's mockery of their spiritual leaders, and they called for a boycott of the film.

By Lorena Blas Hollywood has had it with cancer. Jennifer Aniston, America Ferrera, David Cook, Casey Affleck, Meryl Streep, Lance Armstrong, Scarlett Johansson and Forest Whitaker are just some of the celebrities who are taking a stand against cancer during a one-hour television special.

By Ellen McCarthy WASHINGTON -- When Kevin Costner was 18, he wanted to drive across the country with friends. His friends wouldn't come, so he went by himself. When he was 19, he wanted to go work on fishing boats. He implored his buddies to join him, but they refused. He went on without them.

By Guy Adams As the film industry hits hard times, producers are hiring our actors to fill roles that used to go to $20m-a-movie US stars.

By Nicholas Barber Comics at the Fringe are treated like rock stars - from the state of their physiques some of them have life styles to match Comedy Jim Jeffries Udderbelly EDINBURGH Ed Byrne Assembly Hall EDINBURGH Tim Vine Pleasance EDINBURGH Russell Kane Pleasance EDINBURGH One of the miracles of the Edinburgh Fringe is that there are comedians who are almost unheard of in the national media, and yet here they've magically ascended to rock-star status.

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'