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2006-02-07 07:24:12

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Steve Buscemi is in final negotiations to star as a drug dealer in the comedy feature "We're the Millers." The New Line project revolves around a dealer who decides to do one more job so that he can retire from the business. He must travel to Mexico and create a make-believe family, the Millers, in order to bring 1,400 pounds of marijuana into the United States. Will Arnett ("Arrested Development") was originally slated to star in the...

2006-02-01 15:44:11

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Vincent Van Gogh's portrait of a cafe owner, based on a sketch by his friend and fellow artist Paul Gauguin, could fetch more than $40 million when it is auctioned in New York later this year. "L'Arlesienne, Madame Ginoux" was executed in February 1890, five months before the Dutch artist's suicide. It depicts the proprietress of a cafe in Arles, France, frequented by Gauguin and Van Gogh. It is expected to be a highlight of Christie's...

2005-12-18 22:39:20

By Gregg Goldstein NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Sienna Miller, Steve Buscemi, Tony Shalhoub and Patricia Clarkson will star in U.S. remakes of two films by slain Dutch director Theo van Gogh, their producers said Thursday. Shalhoub and Clarkson will star in Stanley Tucci's "Blind Date" as a couple trying to repair their shattered lives and rebuild their relationship after their child passes away. In Buscemi's "Interview," the actor-director plays a faltering political journalist...

2005-10-12 08:09:10

By Ilaina Jonas NEW YORK (Reuters) - Vincent van Gogh's paintings have a universal appeal, but curators at The Metropolitan Museum of Art hope it will be his drawings that will take New York's breath away. The largest collection of the Dutch Impressionist's drawings ever shown outside the Netherlands will go on display at the museum next Tuesday. "Van Gogh's drawings have curiously escaped the fame that has been attached to his painting, in part because they are rarely exhibited,"...

2005-10-11 17:27:55

By Ilaina Jonas NEW YORK (Reuters) - Vincent van Gogh's paintings have a universal appeal, but curators at The Metropolitan Museum of Art hope it will be his drawings that will take New York's breath away. The largest collection of the Dutch Impressionist's drawings ever shown outside the Netherlands will go on display at the museum next Tuesday. "Van Gogh's drawings have curiously escaped the fame that has been attached to his painting, in part because they are rarely exhibited,"...

2005-07-26 04:57:40

By Paul Gallagher and Wendel Broere AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch court sentenced the self-confessed killer of a Dutch filmmaker critical of Islam to life in jail on Tuesday for a religiously motivated murder which whipped up racial tension in the Netherlands. Mohammed Bouyeri, an Amsterdam-born Muslim, was convicted of killing Theo van Gogh as he cycled to work in Amsterdam on Nov. 2, 2004. He was found guilty of shooting and stabbing Van Gogh, slashing his throat and pinning a note to...

2005-07-12 08:42:03

By Paul Gallagher AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch-Moroccan man confessed in court on Tuesday to murdering a filmmaker critical of Islam last year, breaking his silence over a killing that fanned religious and racial tension in the Netherlands. Mohammed Bouyeri was accused of killing Theo van Gogh as he cycled to work in Amsterdam on Nov. 2, 2004. He was charged with shooting and stabbing Van Gogh before slashing his throat and pinning a note to his body with a knife in broad daylight. Van...


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  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'