Entertainment News Archive - June 18, 2009

Ellen DeGeneres, Martin Short, George Lopez, Bill Engvall, David Alan Grier, Tim Meadows, Lisa Lampanelli, Jimmy Fallon, Russell Peters, Louis CK, Jim Jefferies, Bob Odenkirk and Mike Epps among Talent Slated to Keep Chicago in Stitches June 17-21, 2009 TBS to Create Three Original Specials from Festival Showcases ATLANTA, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Two of the biggest names in comedy - TBS and Just For Laughs - have lined up a roster of extraordinary comedians for the premiere edition of TBS PRESENTS A "VERY FUNNY" FESTIVAL: JUST FOR LAUGHS in Chicago, which will run Wednesday, June 17 - Sunday, June 21.

More than 1,100 athletes from across the state to compete MINNEAPOLIS, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 1,100 athletes from across Minnesota will take part in state-level track and field, volleyball, tennis and gymnastics competition at the 2009 Special Olympics Minnesota Summer Games June 18-20.

MUMBAI, India, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Television sales have been rapidly surging; the Indian mobile handset market continues to grow despite turbulent economic conditions and the usage of industrial displays is also on the rise. Thus, the applications of liquid crystal display (LCD) panels and awareness about it have drastically increased in India.

Hardbound Collector's Book Goes On Sale Today SAN DIEGO, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new hardbound collector's book entitled Comic-Con: 40 Years of Artists, Writers, Fans and Friends begins pre-sales today. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090618/DC34664) The massive 208-page, 9X12 full-color book features over 620 images from the 40-year history of Comic-Con.

SHANGHAI, June 18 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Shanda Online Holdings Limited ("Shanda Online"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (Nasdaq: SNDA) (the "Company"), today announced that it has established a strategic cooperation with Shanghai Hongli Digital Technology Co.

WHITEHORSE, Yukon, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In a remarkable move, The Canadian government recently announced an impressive expansion of the Nahanni National Park Reserve boundaries from 5,000 square kilometres to more than 30,000 square kilometres. This is the same size as the State of Maine.

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Black Eyed Peas debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart with their latest release, The E.N.D. Their fifth studio cd marks the group's highest debut of their career with 304,109 in first-week sales.

NEW YORK, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- As the economy continues to sputter, insurers are increasingly anxious to retain their existing customers. But some customers are more valuable than others.

Official app delivers SIRIUS XM's exclusive sports, entertainment, comedy, and 100% commercial-free music channels to millions of users of iPhone and iPod touch iPhone and iPod touch users can now get Oprah Radio, MLB Home Plate, Martha Stewart, SIRIUS NFL Radio, Opie & Anthony, Jamie Foxx, Blue Collar Comedy, E Street Radio, The Grateful Dead Channel, Eminem's Shade 45, Jimmy Buffett's Radio Margaritaville, Elvis Radio, Siriusly Sinatra, Metropolitan Opera Radio and many others NEW YORK, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) today announced the availability of a free application on the Apple App Store that will allow iPhone and iPod touch users to access SIRIUS XM's groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed channels.

Award-Winning Video Creation Service to Expand Product Offerings and Reach NEW YORK, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Animoto(R) (http://animoto.com), the video creation platform that lets consumers and businesses easily create professional-quality videos from their own photos and music, today announced that the company has received $4.4 million in funding, led by Madrona Venture Group.

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.