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2011-07-07 11:15:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Saatchi & Saatchi S CEO Judah Schiller will present mega-trends as part of an all-star panel of industry influencers this Friday, July 8 at Variety's Venture Capital and New Media Summit held at the Beverly Hilton. Among the thought leaders and business leaders attending the sold-out Summit, Variety will also welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Summit. While in Los Angeles, the royal couple are promoting the U.K. Trade...

2009-02-16 12:10:00

A 2009 list of the richest Russians shows that individual wealth has evaporated quickly, with their net worth falling by billions compared to 2008. The wealthiest Russian on Finans' magazine list is Mikhail Prokhorov, the founder of Snob magazine. But, much of his ranking had as much to do with his losing less money from 2008 than some of his colleagues. He lost $7.4 billion last year, The Times of London reported. Still, his $14.1 billion net worth would have kept him off the top 10 a year...

2008-09-26 12:00:09

Glenn Close, Kathleen Turner and Dominic Cooper were among the stars who turned out for British actor Daniel Radcliffe's Broadway debut in "Equus" Thursday. Radcliffe, 19, is best known for playing wizard Harry Potter in the blockbuster film franchise. In Peter Shaffer's "Equus," he portrays a troubled young man who blinds six horses. Richard Griffiths plays the psychiatrist who treats him. The BBC said Close, Turner and Cooper were in the audience when the play opened Thursday night...

2008-09-26 06:00:24

By Elysa Gardner NEW YORK -- The good and bad news about the new Broadway revival of Equus (*** out of four) with Daniel Radcliffe is that the actor is aging a lot more gracefully than the play. In this London-based production, which opened Thursday at the Broadhurst Theatre, the Harry Potter star puts to rest any arguments that his appeal should be limited to moony adolescents and maudlin grown-ups. If only the same could be said for Peter Shaffer's 35-year-old drama. Shaffer's...

2008-09-25 06:00:21

By Elysa Gardner Daniel Radcliffe doesn't understand "the fuss over the difference between stage acting and screen acting." The Harry Potter star, who makes his Broadway debut in a revival of Peter Shaffer's Equus opening tonight at the Broadhurst Theatre, says the stage makes certain technical demands. But Radcliffe, 19, dismisses the notion that live performance need be larger in scale or that doing eight shows a week requires more energy than a movie, "where there can be really...

2008-09-14 00:00:18

The moment when Derbyshire actor Tom Chambers met his partner for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing will be broadcast tonight. Behind-the-scenes footage featuring The Holby City star and his dance partner, Camilla Dallerup, will be included in the launch show on BBC1. Tom, who swapped the date of his wedding to compete, will appear with celebrities such as singer Rachel Stevens and rugby star Austin Healey in the competition which officially starts Saturday, September 20. The...

2008-09-08 18:00:24

By Michael Kuchwara NEW YORK - Where have all the new plays gone? On Broadway this fall, it will be lonely pair - "To Be or Not to Be" and "Dividing the Estate" - that will qualify as new works in a season studded with starry revivals such as "Equus" and "All My Sons." "Broadway has been fairly unfriendly to the new play for a while," said Daniel Sullivan, acting artistic director last season for Manhattan Theatre Club, which will produce one of those two new works. "When you are talking...

2008-08-29 03:00:36

By Rick Fulton STRICTLY Come Dancing have announced the line-up for this year's celebrity dance off. The sixth series of the popular BBC One series, hosted by Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly, begins again next month, and there will16 contestants in the mix - two more than last year. Making up the female hopefuls are ex-EastEnders stars Gillian Taylforth and Jessie Wallace, S Club 7 beauty Rachel Stevens, The One Show co-host Christine Bleakley, shamed model Jodie Kidd, George Clooney's...

2008-08-19 06:00:43

DANIEL Radcliffe was magically surrounded by dancing girls as he went backstage at a musical in New York. The Harry Potter star, 19, caught the closing night of A Chorus Line at the Schoenfeld Theatre on Broadway. He will perform, sometimes naked, in the city himself in November as troubled Alan Strang in Equus. (c) 2008 Daily Record; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

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  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.