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2009-07-05 22:15:00

Notorious U.S. bank robber and killer John Dillinger's Derringer will be auctioned in Dallas, auction gallery officials said. The gangster hid the small pistol in a sock and it was found during his arrest in Tucson in 1934. Heritage Auction Galleries Director of Militaria Dennis Lowe described the pistol as a Remington .41 caliber Double Derringer. He said it was confiscated when Dillinger and some of his gang were arrested in January 1934 -- six months before Dillinger was gunned down in...

2009-06-26 07:41:13

The trial of bank robber John Dillinger's girlfriend is to be re-enacted in St. Paul, Minn., in honor of the new film Public Enemies, organizers said. The Dillinger movie was directed by Michael Mann and stars Johnny Depp as the infamous crook. The dramatic re-enactment, Dillinger's Moll: The Trial of Evelyn 'Billie' Frechette, is to performed by West LegalEdcenter July 14. The two-hour event is to take place in the F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium inside Landmark Center, the actual location of...

2009-06-19 15:26:36

Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Marion Cotillard turned out for the Chicago premiere of Public Enemies, a film about infamous bank robber John Dillinger. The Chicago Tribune said Thursday night's premiere took place at the AMC River East theater, not far from where authorities hunted down and shot to death the real-life Public Enemy No. 1 in 1934. Much of the Michael Mann-directed film, which features Depp as Dillinger, was set and shot in Chicago. Hundreds of fans reportedly lined up for...

2009-06-15 21:07:50

HDNet Movies said Monday it plans to offer a special sneak preview of the David Lynch-produced thriller Surveillance before its U.S. theatrical release. Lynch's daughter Jennifer directed it and co-wrote it with Kent Harper. She previously wrote and directed the cult classic film Boxing Helena. David Lynch's body of work includes the movies Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, Lost Highway and Mulholland Drive, as well as the quirky TV series Twin Peaks." Starring Bill Pullman and Julia...

2009-05-20 11:37:53

A man who fell down a 16th floor shaft at a New York construction site had only minor injuries after a tangle of duct work broke his fall, authorities said. Co-workers said welder George Saguay slipped while working just before 2:30 p.m. on the 16th floor of the construction site at 303 E. 77th St. and fell down a shaft, the New York Daily News reported Wednesday. Saguay was still conscious when his fall was broken by a tangle of duct work four stories down. He looked very scared, plumber Wil...

2009-05-06 09:30:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Director-producer Michael Mann has cast Britt Barrettfor a featured role in one of the most anticipated films of the summer, Michael Mann's "Public Enemies" which opens July 1st and stars Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard and Giovanni Ribisi. Barrett also appears in Todd Phillip's upcoming comedy "The Hangover" starring Bradley Cooper which will be in theatres nationwide starting June 5th. Barrett is a graduate of the famed Rose Bruford...

2009-03-20 22:35:00

The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan's older brother, Matthew Francis Nolan, has been arrested in Chicago on murder and kidnapping charges. The FBI's Chicago office told E! News the suspect was apprehended by the bureau's Violent Crimes Task Force and was being held without bond as he awaited extradition to Costa Rica. Matthew Francis Nolan was charged with the alleged kidnapping and murder of Florida businessman Robert Cohen in Costa Rica in 2005. Cohen's death was the result of a scam...

2009-02-17 21:31:05

A judge in Los Angeles ruled Tuesday that fugitive filmmaker Roman Polanski must return to the United States to request his decades-old sex case be dropped. Polanski pleaded guilty in 1978 to unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl but fled the United States before he could be sentenced. He has never returned to the country and a warrant is still in effect for his arrest. Lawyers for the director, who is now 75 and living in his native France, recently asked a Los Angeles court to...

2009-02-13 22:32:00

The Dark Knight filmmaker Christopher Nolan is to direct and produce Inception, a science-fiction action flick he also penned, Variety.com reported. Nolan's other films include Memento, Insomnia and Batman Begins. Variety.com said Warner Bros., the studio that backed Nolan's two Batman blockbusters, made a seven-figure deal to keep Nolan in the studio fold by putting him to work on Inception. Set within the architecture of the human mind, the film is expected to start shooting this summer and...

2009-02-02 16:23:14

Hollywood film icon Faye Dunaway has signed up to guest star on the TV medical drama Grey's Anatomy, ABC announced Monday. The Oscar-winning actress is best known for her roles in the movies Chinatown, Network and Bonnie and Clyde. Dunaway is to play a doctor in the episode of Grey's slated to air Feb. 19, ABC said.

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.