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UK votes for best movie
The British public chose "The Bourne Ultimatum," starring Matt Damon as amnesiac assassin Jason Bourne, as film of the year in a vote held by the Richard Attenborough Film Awards.
The national vote was coordinated via 25 regional British media outlets, and several thousand people responded, organizers said on Thursday.
"The Bourne Ultimatum" was selected from a shortlist of 30 critical and commercial hits selected by industry insiders.
"We shot most of the sequences in 'The Bourne Ultimatum' in London and at the UK's Pinewood Studios with a primarily British crew, so I'm particularly excited that this award has been voted for by the Brits themselves," Damon said in a statement.
Arctic Monkeys
Sheffield rockers the Arctic Monkeys dominated the NME music awards on Thursday by scooping the best British band, best track and best video prizes.
It was the third year running that the quartet had made the headlines at the annual awards chosen by NME readers.
The magazine called them "the biggest band of a generation."
Rival Potter book
Billionaire Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling would feel "exploited" if a fan's unofficial encyclopedic companion to the boy wizard series was published, she said in court papers made public on Thursday. Steve Vander Ark has written
"The Harry Potter Lexicon" - a 400-page reference book based on his popular fan Web site (www.hp-lexicon.org). Rowling and Warner Bros. are suing RDR Books, which planned to publish the book last November.
NBC cancels drama
"Quarterlife," the first Web-based drama to air on network television, has been canceled by NBC after a dismally rated first episode but will move to sister cable channel Bravo, people close to the show said on Thursday.
The highly touted online series about a group of young artists bombed in its NBC debut on Tuesday night, drawing the network's lowest ratings and smallest audience for that time slot in at least 20 years, according to Nielsen Media Research.


Updated : 2021-07-28 22:29 GMT+08:00