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Entertainment News Archive - August 07, 2008

Verizon may expand its Fios TV service to Pittsburgh's neighborhoods in coming months. Pittsburgh City Council on Wednesday hired the Cohen Law Group to represent the city in negotiations for a cable TV franchise with the company.

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- CN8, The Comcast Network was recognized with 35 Emmy Award nominations from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, attaining the highest overall for any cable network.

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By GREG HERNANDEZ Selma Blair has become quite the movie star since her attention- getting performance in the 1999 film "Cruel Intentions." She's starred opposite Reese Witherspoon in "Legally Blonde," was a riot in "The Sweetest Thing" with Cameron Diaz and Christina Applegate, and co-starred in 2004's "Hellboy" and this summer's sequel.

A film director is seeking extras to appear in a scene that will be shot at Heinz Field and in the Strip District this weekend. The short film -- "Tommy and Me," directed by Ray Werner -- is part of a collection of small Pittsburgh-set stories that will be released as a feature film in the fall.

By Geoffrey Macnab First Night BRIDESHEAD REVISITED Locarno Film Festival LOCARNO, SWITZERLAND *** Swiss audiences are less preoccupied with the fate of Sebastian Flyte's teddy bear than their British counterparts.

By Guy Adams Los Angeles Notebook It's Wednesday night at the Sunset Marquis, a Hollywood hotel where Springsteen, Jagger, Rod Stewart, Aerosmith and most other self-respecting rockers stay when they're in town.

By LUKE GRUNDY Theatre 4:48 PSYCHOSIS King's Theatre EDINBURGH Nine years ago, theatre-goers were mourning the loss of a talented young playwright whose history of depression translated into intense works on the stage.

By Guy Adams Mike Myers was once hailed as Hollywood's funniest man.

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) - A key "American Idol" producer who's guided the top-rated TV show since its debut is leaving the job as the Fox juggernaut faces the challenge of staying on top in its eighth season.Nigel Lythgoe is negotiating a joint-venture deal with "American Idol" creator Simon Fuller and 19 Entertainment, the company announced Monday.The smiling, blond-haired Englishman, who could often be spotted on-camera sitting behind the "American Idol" judges' row, is familiar to viewers on "So You Think You Can Dance?", which he produces and helps judge.The change comes as "American Idol" jockeys to keep its hold on the No.

Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.