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Entertainment News Archive - September 05, 2009

Universal Orlando promises a first-ever glimpse later this month of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at its Islands of Adventure park in Florida. The glimpse will come in the form of a Webcast on Sept. 15, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Keith Waterhouse -- the British novelist, newspaper columnist and playwright -- died Friday at his London home, his family said. He was 80. Waterhouse penned 60 books, plays and TV scripts throughout his career, as well as a twice-weekly column for the Daily Mirror for 16 years.

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Comedian Michaela Watkins says she is not entirely sure why Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels fired her from the U.S.

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A Palestinian youth official says U.S.

Public radio stations throughout the United States say they have enjoyed successful pledge drives despite the recession. The Washington Post reported Saturday some broadcasters, such as Maryland Public Television, have even received more in pledges in 2009 than last year. Given everything that's going on, we thought that was pretty solid, MPT Vice President Joe Krushinsky said of his station's 3 percent increase to $667,000 in pledges compared with 2008 totals. Colorado Public Radio enjoyed a 15 percent increase in pledges during its last fiscal year, which ended in June.

A Los Angeles rabbi says movie stars Jane Fonda and Danny Glover support the destruction of Israel if they boycott the Toronto International Film Festival. TMZ.com reported Friday that Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center opposes a letter sent to festival officials announcing a boycott of the Sept.

Jack Tweed, the widower of the late British reality TV star Jade Goody, was remanded into custody following a court appearance Saturday on a rape charge. Sky News reported Tweed, 22, whose hearing was in Redbridge Magistrates' Court, will remain jailed until Sept.

Word of the Day
pudic
  • Easily ashamed, having a strong sense of shame; modest; chaste.
  • Of or pertaining to the external organs of generation.
The word 'pudic' comes from French pudique, from Latin pudīcus, from pudet ("it shames"). (Wiktionary)
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