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Entertainment News Archive - September 12, 2009

CHICAGO, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Oce Print 09 Booth 1863 -- Oce, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, today announced it has received a number of honors for printing innovation at the Print 09 conference.

Five actresses from the TV series Vampire Diaries were arrested for allegedly flashing drivers in Smarr, Ga., a police report reveals. TMZ.com reported Friday the actresses from the fledgling CW series were taken into custody Aug.

The British government is reportedly considering putting severe limits on allowing children under 14 to appear on reality and other factual TV programs. The Times of London reported Saturday it obtained a Department for Children, Schools and Families memo that details a plan by the government to ban

The book The Lost Symbol by author Dan Brown has become a heavily sought-after novel in Britain and abroad, experts say. Publishers have taken extreme measures to protect the plot of The Da Vinci Code sequel from being leaked to the public ahead of its release, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. We have closed circuit TVs that are monitoring the books at all times in a secure area that is also guarded, said Random House spokeswoman Jacqueline Updike, whose company will publish Symbol in Britain. Symbol is to be released in Britain and the United States on Tuesday. The only detail of the new novel that publishers have parted with is that the action takes place in Washington during a single 12-hour period, the Telegraph said. This novel has been a strange and wonderful journey, Brown said on his Web site of his new novel featuring Harvard University symbologist Robert Langdon. Weaving five years of research into the story's 12-hour time frame was an exhilarating challenge.

Millions of dollars worth of original art made by the late artist Andy Warhol was stolen from a Los Angeles home, police say. Los Angeles police Detective Donald Hrycyk said 11 large portraits by the Pop Art icon were stolen from the home of noted art collector Richard L.

Writer Larry Gelbart, whose works included episodes of the TV series M*A*S*H, has died in Beverly Hills, Calif., at the age of 81, his wife Pat says. The New York Times reported Saturday that in addition to his work on the long-running Korean War comedy series, Gelbart wrote for Broadway musicals and films such as Tootsie. Gelbart said in 1983 the four years he was connected to M*A*S*H was particularly special given the show's focus on comedy amid the grim world of warfare. I am convinced, Gelbart wrote in the Times, that we achieved a creative freedom unheard of in the medium before or since. Among Gelbart's Broadway works were A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Shy Fox.

ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Jay Rasulo detailed plans for future lands, attractions and adventures that will be delighting Disney guests for years to come, at the first D23 Expo.

CARTERSVILLE, Ga., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tellus: Northwest Georgia Science Museum joins a prestigious collection of museums as a member of the Smithsonian Affiliations Program.

Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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