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Entertainment News Archive - January 01, 2009

NEW YORK, Jan. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Seventy-seven percent of Americans believe that the U.S.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 2009 PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2009 Tournament of Roses float award winners for the 120th Rose Parade are now available on the Tournament of Roses Web site.

Organizers of this year's Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., say the economic crisis forced new cost-trimming and fund-raising efforts. Fiesta Parade Floats official Tim Estes, whose company created 12 floats for Thursday's event, said smaller companies and organizations attached to the annual event were

Vincent Ford, who helped write the song No Woman No Cry with reggae star Bob Marley, has died in Jamaica at the age of 68, an official says. Bob Marley Foundation spokesman Paul Kelly confirmed Ford, who helped Marley create the reggae hit in 1974, died last weekend of complications of diabetes and

British comedian Eddie Izzard has performed a stand-up comedy routine at a London hospital for a victim of the Mumbai terror attacks, the victim's father says. Nigel Pike said he initially had written Izzard on behalf of his son, Will, to ask the stand-up comedian if he could write a personal note to

British singer Amy Winehouse may appear in a Norwegian court to appeal drug charges against her and her husband from 2007, a prosecutor says. Police prosecutor Rudolf Christoffersen said if the Rehab star does not appear in court Jan.

British actor Daniel Radcliffe, star of the Harry Potter films, says he would like to perform in musicals after a recent New York performance. The Daily Telegraph (Britain) said Thursday that after making his on-stage singing debut at the New York charity gala, Broadway Cares, the 19-year-old actor said he would like to see additional singing roles in his future. The actor, who plays the title role in the successful Harry Potter films, performed at the charity gala as part of his touring role with the Equus theater production.

A record label failed to pay Willie DJ Casper Perry Jr. royalties for his hit The Cha Cha Slide, the Chicago disc jockey alleges in a lawsuit. Perry alleges in his lawsuit against M.O.B. Music Publishing, Inc.

Bernie Hamilton, an actor best known for his role as a police captain in the TV cop show Starsky and Hutch, has died at the age of 80 in Los Angeles. His son Raoul told the Los Angeles Times that Hamilton suffered a fatal cardiac arrest at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Beginning with a small part as a baseball player in The Jackie Robinson Story, Hamilton appeared in more than 60 movies and television shows.

Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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