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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
October 18

Entertainment News October 18 - TOP 3 Stories for Thursday

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DISNEY TO OVERHAUL THEME PARK

The Mouse House plans to give its California Adventure theme park an extreme Disney makeover.

Company said Wednesday that it will inject more of a Disney feel into the park that opened in 2001 adjacent to Disneyland and features rides and attractions themed to the Golden State.

Overhaul to take place over the next five years is said to come at a hefty pricetag of around $1 billion, roughly the same figure Disney spent to build the park, a source close to the situation said.

Expansion plans call for more family-friendly attractions, including a 12-acre Cars Land inspired by Pixar's animated pic "Cars" that will include three new rides and will considerably expand the park's footprint.

Guests will also encounter a new Walt Disney Story attraction upon entering the park that focuses heavily on the Disneyland founder and what inspired him to become an animation pioneer -- a theme to be introduced throughout the park.

In addition to "Cars," new toon-based rides will be based around "The Little Mermaid" and "Toy Story."

Extensive landscaping, new retail and dining, as well as a nighttime show for 9,000 guests are also is in the works.

Overall goal is to bolster California Adventure's appeal in order to make the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, which includes Disneyland, Downtown Disney and Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, a "multiday" destination for tourists.

"The success of the Disneyland Resort over the past few years provides us with both the opportunity and the need to invest for growth, to enhance and expand the experience for our guests and attract new visitors, while at the same time delivering attractive returns on the investment," said Disney prexy-CEO Robert Iger.

63 FOREIGN FILMS QUALIFY FOR OSCAR

The animated film "Persepolis," from France, Denys Arcand's "Days of Darkness" from Canada, Johnnie To's "Exiled" from Hong Kong and Cristian Mungiu's Palm d'Or winner "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" are among the 63 films that have qualified for Oscar consideration in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' foreign language film category.

The record number of 63 entries include first-time submissions from Azerbaijan (Farid Gumbatov's "Caucasia") and Ireland (Tom Collins' "Kings").

Nominations for the 80th Academy Awards will be announced Jan. 22, and the Oscars will be handed out Feb. 24.

The complete list follows:

Argentina, "XXY," Lucia Puenzo, director;

Australia, "The Home Song Stories," Tony Ayres;

Austria, "The Counterfeiters," Stefan Ruzowitzky;

Azerbaijan, "Caucasia," Farid Gumbatov;

Bangladesh, "On the Wings of Dreams," Golam Rabbany, Biplob;

Belgium, "Ben X," Nic Balthazar;

Bosnia and Herzegovina, "It's Hard to Be Nice," Srdan Vuletic;

Brazil, "The Year My Parents Went on Vacation," Cao Hamburger;

Bulgaria, "Warden of the Dead," Ilian Simeonov.

Canada, "Days of Darkness," Denys Arcand;

Chile, "Padre Nuestro," Rodrigo Sepulveda;

China, "The Knot," Yin Li;

Colombia, "Satanas," Andi Baiz;

Croatia, "Armin," Ognjen Svilicic;

Cuba, "The Silly Age," Pavel Giroud;

Czech Republic, "I Served the King of England," Jiri Menzel,director;

Denmark, "The Art of Crying," Peter Schonau Fog;

Egypt, "In the Heliopolis Flat," Mohamed Khan;

Estonia, "The Class," Ilmar Raag.

Finland, "A Man's Job," Aleksi Salmenpera;

France, "Persepolis," Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnauds;

Georgia, "The Russian Triangle," Aleko Tsabadze;

Germany, "The Edge of Heaven," Fatih Akin;

Greece, "Eduart," Angeliki Antoniou;

Hong Kong, "Exiled," Johnnie To;

Hungary, "Taxidermia," Gyorgy Palfi;

Iceland, "Jar City," Baltasar Kormakur;

India, "Eklavya The Royal Guard," Vidhu Vinod Chopra;

Indonesia, "Denias, Singing on the Cloud," John De Rantau;

Iran, "M for Mother," Rasoul Mollagholipour;

Iraq, "Jani Gal," Jamil Rostami;

Ireland, "Kings," Tom Collins;

Israel, "Beaufort," Joseph Cedar;

Italy, "The Unknown," Giuseppe Tornatore.

Japan, "I Just Didn't Do It," Masayuki Suo;

Kazakhstan, "Mongol," Sergei Bodrov;

Korea, "Secret Sunshine," Chang-dong Lee;

Lebanon, "Caramel," Nadine Labaki;

Luxembourg, "Little Secrets," Pol Cruchten;

Macedonia, "Shadows," Milcho Manchevski;

Mexico, "Silent Light," Carlos Reygadas;

The Netherlands, "Duska," Jos Stelling;

Norway, "Gone with the Woman," Petter Naess;

Peru, "Crossing a Shadow," Augusto Tamayo;

Philippines, "Donsol," Adolfo Alix, Jr.;

Poland, "Katyn," Andrzej Wajda;

Portugal, "Belle Toujours," Manoel de Oliveira;

Puerto Rico, "Love Sickness," Carlitos Ruiz, Mariem Perezs.

Romania, "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," Cristian Mungiu;

Russia, "12," Nikita Mikhalkov;

Serbia, "The Trap," Srdan Golubovic;

Singapore, "881," Royston Tan;

Slovakia, "Return of the Storks," Martin Repka;

Slovenia, "Short Circuits," Janez Lapajne;

Spain, "The Orphanage," J.A. Bayona;

Sweden, "You, the Living," Roy Andersson;

Switzerland, "Late Bloomers," Bettina Oberli;

Taiwan, "Island Etude," Chen Huai-En;

Thailand, "King of Fire," Chatrichalerm Yukol;

Turkey, "A Man's Fear of God," Ozer Kiziltan;

Uruguay, "The Pope's Toilet," Enrique Fernandez, Cesar Charlones;

Venezuela, "Postcards from Leningrad," Mariana Rondon;

Vietnam, "The White Silk Dress," Luu Huynh.

BASEBALL KEEPS FOX ON TOP

Even with "House" and "Bones" on the sidelines, Fox made it four straight weeks to start the season as Tuesday's demo leader thanks to the fourth game of baseball's postseason series between the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox. Not having to face the Fox dramas seemed to boost the net's rivals, meanwhile, as "NCIS" and "The Unit" on CBS and "Reaper" on CW were on the rise.

According to preliminary nationals from Nielsen, the Indians' 7-3 victory over the Red Sox averaged a 3.7 rating/10 share in adults 18-49 and 12.1 million viewers overall from 8:30 to 11 p.m. on Fox's affiliates, with the national averages for the game expected to come up a bit. This would make it the highest-rated game of the series, with Game 5 set for primetime on Thursday.

At CBS, "NCIS" (4.1/12 in 18-49, 17.4 million viewers overall) logged its best demo score in 10 months, winning the hour in most key measures and standing as the night's top program in both adults 25-54 (5.6/15) and total viewers. "The Unit" (3.5/9 in 18-49, 12.3 million viewers overall) also showed growth, rising to its best delivery since February, but new drama "Cane" continues to struggle at 10 (2.2/6 in 18-49, 8.5 million viewers overall), down a tick week to week.

ABC's opening-hour comedies "Cavemen" (2.7/8 in 18-49, 6.9 million viewers overall) and "Carpoolers" (2.7/7 in 18-49, 7.0 million viewers overall) were in line with their previous week's performances, while the "Dancing With the Stars" results show at 9 (4.3/11 in 18-49, 17.0 million viewers overall) was up a bit and easily led its timeslot without competition from Fox's "House." At 10, "Boston Legal" placed third (2.8/8 in 18-49, 10.2 million viewers overall), on par with the previous week.

NBC got off to a slow start with its 8 o'clock spec "Matt Lauer Presents: Larry Craig" (1.7/5 in 18-49, 5.7 million viewers overall), tying for fourth place with the net's weakest scores in the timeslot this season. "Biggest Loser" improved but kept the Peacock fourth at 9 (3.0/8 in 18-49, 6.9 million viewers overall), but the net moved up to its customary leadership position at 10 with "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.8/13 in 18-49, 12.5 million viewers overall).

At CW, "Beauty and the Geek" (1.7/5 in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall) was up a tick week to week, and "Reaper" (1.5/4 in 18-49, 3.2 million viewers overall) gained a bit more to match its high in 18-49.

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: Fox, 3.6/10; ABC and CBS, 3.3/9; NBC, 3.2/9; CW, 1.6/4; Univision, 1.5/4.

In total viewers: CBS, 12.7 million; Fox, 11.8 million; ABC, 11.4 million; NBC, 8.4 million; Univision, 3.5 million; CW, 3.4 million.

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