346. Tomb Raider Chronicles - PINEWOOD SHEPPERTON FLOATS IN LONDON
THE studios where the Harry Potter blockbusters are filmed today made a successful debut on the stock market. Shares in the British studios Pinewood Shepperton - where a string of Oscar winning classics were made - were comfortably oversubscribed. Prices soared from 180p per share to 192.5p. The group, which owns the Shepperton studios in Staines and Pinewood studios in Slough - was given a market value of £82million by the listing. Pinewood chairman Michael Grade said he was delighted by the response from investors. Pinewood Shepperton is a household name in the film and television industry and we look forward to developing our reputation as a public company, he said.
Last Updated: May 7, 2004
347. Tomb Raider Chronicles - GREECE URGED TO DISPEL GAMES WORRIES
Fears about this week's bombings could further dampen Greece's already depressed hopes of attracting masses of tourists to the Summer Games according to the tourism industry, Games Bids (www.gamesbids.com) reports today. Anna Anyfanti, an official with HATTA - the union of travel agents - told journalists: the attack was widely exaggerated in the international press - now it's absolutely necessary that the government instigates a dynamic public-relations policy to promote Greek tourism. Greece must send out positive messages to the international community. HATTA says, there are around 75,000 tourists in Athens on a usual summer season day. We had hoped to double that during the Olympics. But now we estimate that some 80,000 will be around, at best.
Last Updated: May 6, 2004
348. Tomb Raider Chronicles - EIDOS PLC ANNOUNCES GET ON DA MIC
Eidos, one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, today announced it has secured a co-publishing deal with Artificial Mind and Movement (A2M) for the hip hop music video game Get On Da Mic. The game is currently in development by A2M in partnership with Highway 1 Productions, Inc. (Hwy 1) in addition to a second title, Get On Da Floor, an urban, hip hop-centric dance title. Get On Da Mic will be released this fall, and Get On Da Floor will follow shortly thereafter. Both games will be available for the major video game systems.
Last Updated: May 6, 2004
349. Tomb Raider Chronicles - NELL MCANDREW BACKS CHARITY RUN
Model Nell McAndrew jumped back into her running shoes last night to kick off a cancer charity run. Only weeks after completing the London marathon in an impressive three hours and 22 minutes, McAndrew led the way in the first Race For Life 2004. The 5km women-only run is one of 150 such races taking place around the country in aid of Cancer Research UK.
Last Updated: May 5, 2004
350. Tomb Raider Chronicles - ANGELINA JOLIE GOES TO NEW EXTREMES
Angelina Jolie sure knows how to keep her employees happy. The actress recently splashed out on a bash for her personal assistant Holly Goline, who is about to tie the knot in a few weeks' time. According to The Sun, it was a gesture of gratitude to thank Holly for all the hard work she does. First, a dozen guests dined at top eaterie Mr Chow in Beverly Hills and then at midnight LA's most expensive male strippers turned up to add some spice to the evening.
Last Updated: May 3, 2004