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2011-08-08 18:38:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company, is set to produce DIRTY DANCING, based on the classic 1987 film of the same name, it was announced today by Joe Drake, co-COO of Lionsgate and President of the Motion Picture Group. The original film's choreographer Kenny Ortega (HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, Michael Jackson's THIS IS IT), will direct. Debra Martin Chase (THE PRINCESS DIARIES, THE SISTERHOOD OF THE...

2010-04-13 14:00:00

LOS ANGELES, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® celebrated its inaugural Estrellas por la Vida (Stars for Life) Gala on Tuesday, April 6 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles by honoring Hollywood stars Daisy Fuentes, Kenny Ortega and Zoe Saldana for their philanthropic endeavors. Award presenters such as "High School Musical" stars Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, actor Wilmer Valderrama, and actress Kellee Stewart from the show "My Boys" presented...

2010-03-30 18:34:00

In the news release, Daisy Fuentes, Kenny Ortega & Zoe Saldana to be Honored at Inaugural St. Jude 'Estrellas por la Vida' Gala in Los Angeles, issued 30-Mar-2010 by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the first paragraph, first sentence, should read " St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, one of the world's premier pediatric cancer research centers, will celebrate its inaugural 'Estrellas por la Vida' (Stars for...

2010-03-30 13:00:00

LOS ANGELES, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, one of the world's premier pediatric cancer research centers, will celebrate its inaugural 'Estrellas por la Vida' (Stars for Life) Gala on April 6th, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. (cocktail hour and red carpet) at Club Nokia at LA Live, 800 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. This gala will celebrate a night of hope for children who are battling cancer and other catastrophic diseases. During this special...

2009-11-30 11:00:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Pictures Home Entertainment offers music lovers a backstage pass to witness the King of Pop plan and create what would have been his electrifying and triumphant return to the stage when MICHAEL JACKSON'S THIS IS IT debuts on Blu-ray, DVD and PSP this January 26, 2010. After breaking box office records around the world, MICHAEL JACKSON'S THIS IS IT will dazzle on Blu-ray and DVD. Directed by Kenny Ortega, the Blu-ray and DVD release will...

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2009-08-21 10:19:28

The documentary Michael Jackson: This is It is to be released exclusively for a limited, two-week engagement worldwide, its producers said Friday. Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment said the film is to open Oct. 28. Due to the anticipated demand, tickets for the two-week presentation will go on sale in most cities beginning Sept. 27. High School Musical director Kenny Ortega is to direct the film, which is being produced with the full support of the Estate of Michael...

2009-08-20 16:14:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment announced today that Michael Jackson THIS IS IT will be released exclusively for a special, limited, two-week engagement worldwide, with the studio pushing up the debut of the film by two days, to Wednesday, October 28th. Due to the anticipated demand for this film, tickets for the two-week presentation will go on sale in most cities beginning on Sunday, September 27th. Separately, the...

2009-08-10 17:09:42

A film amassed from rehearsals of U.S. entertainer Michael Jackson's London concert series will be released this fall, Sony Picture Entertainment said Monday. The singer's estate is backing the film, which will be drawn from hundreds of hours of footage showing rehearsals and behind-the-scene sights and sounds of Jackson as he prepared for his series of 50 This Is It concerts at London's O2 Arena, Sony said. The film, scheduled for an Oct. 30 release, also offers select sequences in 3-D, a...

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2009-07-20 22:28:03

Eighty hours of footage from Michael Jackson's Los Angeles concert rehearsals, shot shortly before his death, may be edited into a movie, sources told Variety. Sony Pictures Entertainment reportedly is in talks with AEG Entertainment about buying the rights to rehearsal footage shot by director Kenny Ortega, as well as several videos intended to be interstitial programming for the 50-date comeback concert series Jackson and AEG had planned in London before the singer died June 25. Jackson's...

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2009-07-04 10:26:09

More than half a million people have registered for a chance to attend a Los Angeles memorial for singer Michael Jackson, a Jackson family spokesman says. Family spokesman Ken Sunshine said international response to the planned lottery that will give 8,750 lucky fans tickets to next week's Staples Center event has resulted in event organizers allowing non-U.S. residents the chance to register in the drawing, CNN reported Saturday. The memorial show for the singer, who died last Thursday, will...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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