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Entertainment News Archive - January 31, 2009

'Kung Fu Panda' Big Winner on Animation's Most Prestigious Night LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- DreamWorks Animation was the big winner at this year's 36th Annual Annie Awards at UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles, CA.

Attendees of Annual Maxim Magazine Party 'Debate' Sunday's Outcome TAMPA, Fla., Jan.

(No, Not The Championship Ring--The $$$$ Advertising Endorsement Contracts) NeuroFocus Reveals How Brainwaves Singled Out Which Spokesperson Offers The Most Effective Attributes For Advertisers BERKELEY, Calif., Jan.

Online Recipe Section Helps Dialysis Patients Develop a Menu Game Plan EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Jan.

Pop star Jessica Simpson said during a Virginia concert that her boyfriend, Tony Romo, is still a special part of her life despite a recent infidelity claim. The Star said Friday that while Romo is rumored to have cheated on the Do You Know star this month, Simpson showed no signs of emotional distress while performing in Charlottesville, Va. Simpson, 28, even dedicated her song You're My Sunday during the John Paul Jones Arena performance Thursday to the Dallas Cowboys quarterback. I wrote this next song for a very special man in my life, Simpson told the attending crowd.

The film Slumdog Millionaire is the winner of the 22nd annual Scripter Award for best film adaptation of a book, the University of Southern California says. The USC Libraries award honors author Vikas Swarup, who wrote the novel Q&A that Slumdog is based on, along with screenwriter Simon Beaufoy,

Christina Norman, the former president of MTV, says she has been hired to run another U.S cable network, the Oprah Winfrey Network. Norman, who left MTV last year after spending 17 years with the Viacom Inc.

Jamie Spears, father of Britney Spears, obtained restraining orders against men he deemed harmful to his pop star daughter, Los Angeles court documents say. Los Angeles Superior Court documents show that the elder Spears obtained three restraining orders against a lawyer, along with his daughter's former manager and her former boyfriend, People.com said Friday. The restraining orders target lawyer Jon Eardley, manager Sam Lutfi and paparazzi photographer Adnan Ghalib. Spears alleged in the court documents that the three men are now working in concert to disrupt the conservatorship with utter disregard for Ms.

ABC has ordered pilot episodes of three new series, including one from U.S. film producer Jerry Bruckheimer's TV production group, industry sources say. The Hollywood Reporter said Friday that Jerry Bruckheimer TV will be working with Warner Bros.

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.