Entertainment News Archive - September 20, 2009

ATLANTA, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Four nominees for the AT&T All-America Player of the Week award have been announced after the third week of college football action, and AT&T* is relying on fans to determine who rules the gridiron.

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack Mackenroth, from the hit reality television series "Project Runway," is visiting New Orleans for the 20th annual NO/AIDS Walk and is bringing Living Positive By Design, his national HIV and AIDS education initiative, to the city.

Precious: Based on the Novel `Push' By Sapphire earned the Cadillac People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, a cinema official says. Maple Pictures co-president Laurie May said Precious director Lee Daniels accepted the award Saturday at the Canadian film festival, dedicating the honor to festival co-director Cameron Bailey for his support, The Toronto Star reported Sunday. The success of Precious at the Toronto fest comes after Daniels' film won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Precious follows an abused teenage girl and her daily struggles while living in the New York borough of Harlem. The Star said the Cadillac People's Choice Award for best documentary went to the film The Topp Twins, while the people's Midnight Madness pick was The Loved Ones from Sean Byrne. The Toronto festival, which began Sept.

The Consumer Electronics Association says a California plan to implement new energy efficiency standards for televisions could pose problems. Doug Johnson, the association's senior director for technology policy, said the formally proposed efficiency regulations for televisions sold throughout the state could result in a loss in jobs and sales in the television industry, Time magazine reported Saturday. We think this is the wrong paradigm to actually achieve energy efficiency, Johnson said.

Police in Palm Springs, Fla., say four men were stabbed after a fight broke out involving rappers competing at a local strip club. Palm Springs Police Department Capt.

The animated Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs had great weekend weather, raking in $30.1 million in estimated U.S. box office receipts for the No. 1 spot. The Informant! was a distant No.

Canadian singer Leonard Cohen is recovering following his collapse on stage during a performance in Spain, a spokesman for his music company says. The BBC reported Sunday that Cohen, 74, collapsed Friday while performing the song Bird on a Wire during a show in Valencia, Spain, and was hospitalized after being treated by stadium medical staff. Cohen was later discharged from the hospital after reportedly being diagnosed with a case of food poisoning, the BBC said. The Suzanne singer will go through with a Barcelona concert scheduled for Monday, organizers said. The Times of London said Monday also marks Cohen's 75th birthday.

Word of the Day
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.