Entertainment News Archive - January 24, 2009

SHANGHAI, China, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Shanda Games Limited ("Shanda Games" or "SDG"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (Nasdaq: SNDA), today announced that Mr. Joe Zuo has joined Shanda Games as a Partner of its "18 Fund". Mr.

LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y., Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- With more than 11 acres of factory operations housed in a cluster of century-old buildings in Queens, Steinway & Sons is keenly aware of the need for energy-saving technology to power its piano manufacturing processes.

MONTREAL, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ - The NHL has commissioned the Special Events Division of Cirque Eloize to design a special act as part of the opening ceremony for the 57th All Star Game this January 25 at 6:00 PM at the Bell Center in Montreal.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- House Republican Leader John Boehner (OH-08) delivers the weekly Republican address. Below is a link to the audio file, You Tube link to the video, and text of the address.

Brazilian model Mariana Bridi da Costa, who lost her feet and hands in her fight against a deadly disease, died Saturday at the age of 20, a friend says. Renato Lindgren, who was a friend of da Costa's, said in an online blog that da Costa's family and friends appreciated the positive messages they had received since the model's death, CNN reported. On behalf of all the family, we are grateful for the support and the affection that the entire world has sent to us, Lindgren said.

Movie producer Charles Schneer, who counted Jason and the Argonauts among his works, has reportedly died in Boca Raton, Fla., at the age of 88. The Hollywood Reporter said Friday Schneer produced 25 movies, ranging from The 7th Voyage of Sinbad to It Came from Beneath the Sea. Schneer, who died Wednesday of unspecified causes, was a regular collaborator with special effects expert Ray Harryhausen.

Fans of Battlestar Galactica can buy a piece of the U.S.

Actor John Scott Martin, known best for portraying a deadly robot in the British TV series Doctor Who, has died at the age of 82, his wife says. Margaret Martin said the actor who donned the uncomfortable costume of the lead Dalek robot for 110 episodes of the popular science fiction series between 1964 and 1980 was a lovable fun man, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday. He loved people and they loved him, she said of Martin, who died Jan.

Anchor Katie Couric will interview Chesley B. Sullenberger, the pilot who safely landed a jetliner in New York's Hudson River, for 60 Minutes, CBS says. The network said in a note on its Web site that Sullenberger and his entire crew will appear on the news program Feb.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.