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Entertainment News Archive - August 05, 2008

By Sarah Arnott Rupert Murdoch's media empire is to spend $100m (51m) launching six local-language television channels in India over the coming year.

Little Shop Of Horrors Pop And Stage School Academy (PSSA), Stoke Rep HALFWAY through PSSA's first and fabulous performance of Little Shop Of Horrors, I stopped making notes about individual performances.

Theatre goers were treated to a dramatic new production as it premiered in the scenic backdrop of Margam Castle. Shift.Delete.Erase. devised by the West Glamorgan Youth Theatre helped bring the curtain down on the successful Margam Festival with their performance.

Budding young stars will be showcasing their talents this weekend at the Babbacombe Theatre in Torquay. Students from Coombeshead College, in Newton Abbot, will be strutting their stuff in a summer show full of vibrancy and enthusiasm.

Splish Splash: Music fans brave the mud at the Live At: Loch Lomond event on Scotland's west coast. Many fans had been angered after the music festival failed to open on time amid health and safety fears.

Billy Elliot star Liam Mower, of east Hull, has auditioned for a major role in ITV's soap Emmerdale. The 16-year-old has attended a one-day interview at studios in Newcastle, where he was put through his paces.

By Sharifah Arfah KUALA LUMPUR: Anak Halal, a drama exploring social ills in urban settings, leads the pack of nominees for the 21st Malaysian Film Festival, with 12 nominations out of 24 categories.

By GREG HERNANDEZ It's so great to talk to somebody who clearly loves his job. Seth Meyers is one of those people.

Divine wrath on trash fee God does not like the city of Los Angeles' plan to raise trash- collection fees to $36 a month.

A Sprinkling of live music in the park struck the right note with hundreds of revellers at the weekend. Nine home-grown bands and eight acoustic acts gave Burslem Park a Glastonbury makeover for the day as the Mother Town took another step towards becoming the Potteries music capital.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.