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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - June 14, 2007

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Emma Roberts is still in high school, but she's already an aspiring Hollywood veteran. The 16-year-old Roberts, who plays the unflappable girl detective "Nancy Drew," has already perfected the it-girl look of the star-bound ingenue.

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A bit player in the 2003 hit "Bruce Almighty," Carell leaped to stardom in the interim, giving the filmmakers a ready-made stand-in when Carrey decided not to return for what became the sequel "Evan Almighty," opening June 22.

The third installment of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" films passed the $500 million mark worldwide in 20 days, including a record opening in China for the film's distributor, The Walt Disney Co.

Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.