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2009-09-29 15:02:43

Australian film and stage director Baz Luhrmann is filling in for judge Len Goodman on U.S. TV's Dancing with the Stars this week. Luhrmann's movie credits include Strictly Ballroom, William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet and Moulin Rouge! The BBC said he appeared on Monday's edition of the U.S. reality competition show and is expected to return for Tuesday's installment, as well. Goodman usually travels back and forth between Los Angeles and London where he also serves as judge on...

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2008-12-19 16:04:12

Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann has bought the rights to F. Scott Fitzgerald's Jazz Age novel The Great Gatsby, Variety.com reported. Luhrmann's films include Moulin Rouge, William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, Strictly Ballroom and the current release, Australia. The entertainment industry trade newspaper said Luhrmann plans to concentrate on making a Gatsby adaptation after he finishes campaigning on behalf of Australia this awards season. A screenplay for the latest incarnation of...

2008-11-12 09:00:26

Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann says "Australia," his big-screen epic starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, isn't finished yet. The BBC quoted Luhrmann as saying he has until Friday to complete his $130 million, World War II-era movie, which is to open in U.S. and Australian theaters Nov. 26 and in the United Kingdom the following month. Luhrmann, whose films include "Strictly Ballroom,""William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet" and "Moulin Rouge," made the revelation about his looming deadline...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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