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Entertainment News Archive - January 25, 2009

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Pauline Penny Cosby, whose tightrope exploits with prestigious U.S.

Thousands of people arrived at an open casting call in Crestwood, Mo., with hopes of appearing as an extra in the next George Clooney film, an official says. Missouri Film Commission Director Jerry Jones said while some participants in this weekend's audition at the Crestwood Court mall were after the extra pay of $56.40 a day, others simply wanted to be captured on film, the St.

Ballerina Nora Kovach, who defected from the Soviet bloc in the 1950s, has died in Miami at the age of 77, her husband says. Steve Farago said the Hungarian ballerina died Jan.

COVER: "I Got It Bad" (p. 26). Newsweek International Editor Fareed Zakaria writes that President Barack Obama will have to quickly start planning for a set of more extraordinary measures to pull the United States out of its current, unsustainable economic condition.

COVER: The Morning After. Newsweek International Editor Fareed Zakaria writes that President Barack Obama will have to quickly start planning for a set of more extraordinary measures to pull the United States out of its current, unsustainable economic condition.

Composer George Perle, who won a Pulitzer Prize for music in 1986, has died in New York at the age of 93, his wife says. Perle earned acclaim in the music world for an approach he tabbed 12-tone tonality that focused on using the 12 notes of the chromatic scale equally in comparison to more traditionally accepted seven-note scales, The New York Times reported Saturday. The famed composer explained in a 1985 interview how he fell in love with music the first time he heard composer Frederic Chopin's Etude in F Minor. It literally paralyzed me, said Perle, who died Friday of unspecified causes.

Hollywood celebrity couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will rent a Suffolk County, N.Y., estate while she films the movie Salt, a Faded Youth blog said. Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi confirmed his county would serve as a filming location for the upcoming espionage thriller, prompting Jolie and Pitt to rent a 48-acre waterfront estate on the Lloyd Neck peninsula, Newsday reported Saturday. The estate features eight bedrooms, indicating the couple will likely be bringing along their six children. The property, owned by LaVal Properties, also comes equipped with a barbershop, laundry, two helipads and three greenhouses.

Nearly 3,200 people have auditioned in Chicago for the gospel TV competition Sunday Best, the show's host says. Sunday Best host Kirk Franklin said the Hyatt Regency Chicago auditions Saturday gave contestants a chance to compete for an appearance on the Black Entertainment Television series that can help jump-start musical careers, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Sunday. Best hopefuls such as Sunya Lewis and Brittany McCleary said that was exactly what they hope to do. "I'm looking to share my voice with everyone,'' McCleary said at Saturday's auditions. I just want to spread love everywhere, Lewis, 47, told the Sun-Times. The Chicago competition for aspiring gospel singers marked the first round of auditions for the upcoming second season of Best, which is to debut March 8.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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