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2009-02-02 13:00:15

Hollywood filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan has cast Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel in his upcoming, live-action movie, The Last Airbender, Variety.com said. The film, which is based on an animated Nickelodeon television series, will co-star newcomer Noah Ringer, as well as Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone and Jessica Jade Andres. Production is slated to begin in mid-March in Greenland, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said. The first picture in the planned three-movie Airbender...

2008-12-22 16:28:25

The proprietors of a Michigan Santa Claus-training school say being a good St. Nick is about more than the costume; it requires a special skill set. Tom and Holly Valent, owners of the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School in Midland, Mich., said their $300 training program attracts more than 100 men and women each year who are planning to portray Santa or his wife, Mrs. Claus, during the holiday season, The Miami Herald reported Monday. The Valents said their students are now out spreading...

2008-12-04 05:00:00

Santa's Storybook Outlines 7 Steps to a Successful Business, Helping Others Bring Business Dreams to Life RIVERWOODS, Ill., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- www.toolkit.com - Business Owner's Toolkit, the total know-how for small businesses, is helping bring new business wishes to life this holiday season by telling the story of how Old St. Nick became the successful business owner, Santa Claus. The story of Nick becoming Santa Claus is chronicled in, Santa's Storybook: A Dream, A Wish and a World of...

2008-12-05 06:35:00

FATIMA, Portugal, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Read about the man behind one of the central myths of the modern world, the man who reportedly sold his soul to the devil, in E.A. Bucchianeri's new historical figure analysis, "Faust: My Soul be Damned for the World: Volume I" (published by AuthorHouse -- http://www.authorhouse.com). Ideal for those interested in the history, legend and drama surrounding the historical figure of Faust, aficionado and academic alike, "Faust: My Soul be Damned...

2008-12-04 07:55:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rentrak Retail and Home Video Essentials, business units of Rentrak Corporation (Nasdaq: RENT), today announced the Top 10 DVD sales and rentals for the prior week based on estimated consumer spending. According to the company's proprietary tracking services, the top ten selling DVDs and the top ten most rented motion pictures, per data collected for the week ending November 30, 2008 include: Rentrak Top 10 Selling DVDs* RANK...

2008-11-19 08:15:07

The Walt Disney Studios said Wednesday it has begun re-rendering its animated classic Beauty and the Beast for its Disney Digital 3-D debut in 2010. The announcement was made by Mark Zoradi, president of the Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Group, in Singapore at the 3DX: 3D Film and Entertainment Technology Festival, the industry's first conference and exhibition devoted to the latest advances in 3-D technology. Disney is proud to be a pioneer in creating spectacular 3-D motion-picture...

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2008-11-07 09:05:00

USA TODAY By Donna Freydkin NEW YORK -- If Jada Pinkett Smith could be reincarnated as an animal, she'd go the feline route. "I'd probably be a black panther, because they're very mysterious and absolutely the most breathtaking animals I've ever seen. I saw two in Africa. We were in a wild park, and they were in their natural habitat," she says. "It was just lying there, saying: 'Don't come too close. If you get out of the car, I've got something for all that.'" The Los Angeles home she...

2008-10-24 12:00:16

Crispin Glover, a U.S. actor known for his quirky roles, has signed up for a part in Tim Burton's upcoming big-screen version of "Alice in Wonderland." Glover's film credits include "Teachers,""Back to the Future,""Wild at Heart,""The Doors,""Willard" and "River's Edge," as well as the "Charlie's Angels" movies. He also had a lead role in the motion-capture picture "Beowulf." The Hollywood Reporter said Glover will play the Knave of Hearts in Burton's take on the classic "Wonderland" tale,...

2008-10-14 15:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: LOS ANGELES PREMIERE OF DREAMWORKS' "MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA" WHEN: Sunday, October 26th, 2008 Press Check-in begins at: 8:30AM Arrivals begin at 9:30AM Screening begins promptly at 11:00AM WHERE: MANN VILLAGE THEATRE 961 Broxton Ave Westwood, CA 90024 WHO: Cast members and filmmakers attending include: Ben Stiller (Alex), Chris Rock (Marty), Jada...

2008-09-27 00:00:25

Keira Knightley, grand opera and Hellboy are the unfamiliar but winning combination at the Ritz in Belper this week. Knightley (pictured) stars in the Derbyshire-filmed costume drama The Duchess (Cert 12A, 110 mins) which can be seen from today until Thursday. Kedleston Hall and Chastworth House were among the locations used for this tale of Georgiana, the Duchess of Devonshire. The opera comes direct from San Francisco in the shape of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. The wonderful arias...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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