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2005-11-22 03:33:07

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Ali Larter, David Carradine, Tom Arnold and Talia Shire have joined the cast of the indie feature "Homo Erectus: A Caveman Comedy." The film's writer/director, Adam Rifkin, also stars as Ishbo, a philosophical caveman who loves Fardart (Larter), but she only has eyes for Ishbo's studly, dimwitted brother, Thudnik (newcomer Hayes MacArthur). Carradine and Shire will play Ishbo's parents, while Arnold will play Rog, a gay caveman....

2005-10-21 20:09:02

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Eugene "Gordon" Lee, who played the chunky tag-a-long "Porky" in the 1930s-era "Our Gang" movie shorts, has died, a friend said on Friday. Lee, the adopted son of a Fort Worth, Texas, mortician, died of lung cancer on Sunday at a Minneapolis nursing home, his friend Tracy Tolzmann said. He was 71. "He would say it took him a while to realize he was making movies. He thought he was just playing with other kids," Tolzmann said. Lee got the role of Porky when he was...

2005-09-06 16:48:09

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bob Denver, who bumbled and stumbled his way to television stardom as goofy castaway Gilligan in the 1960s comedy "Gilligan's Island," has died of complications from cancer, his agent said on Tuesday. Denver, 70, also known as beatnik Maynard G. Krebs in "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis," died on Friday at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, his agent Mike Eisenstadt said. "Gilligan's Island"...

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2005-02-15 08:25:14

LOS ANGELES -- The DreamWorks cartoon "Shark Tale" grossed more than $80 million during its first week on home video, the studio said, surpassing its $56 million opening-week box office take. "Shark Tale" sold more than 6 million combined DVD and VHS units across the United States and Canada, more than 5.5 million of which were DVDs, it added. "Shark Tale," with an ensemble voice cast including Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Renee Zellweger, Angelina Jolie, Jack Black and Martin Scorsese, has...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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