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Entertainment News Archive - October 12, 2005

By Richard Satran NEW YORK (Reuters) - J.K. Rowling led the list of writers winning prizes at the first Quill Book Awards on Tuesday, and singer/songwriter Bob Dylan was awarded the biography/memoir prize.

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.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Billy Joel's upcoming five-disc boxed set, "My Lives," features 23 never-before-heard songs as well as a previously unreleased live DVD shot in Frankfurt during the River of Dreams tour.

BERLIN (Reuters) - Sultry actress Marlene Dietrich, one of the 20th century's most iconic figures, hated sex and had a schizophrenic personality, according to her daughter Maria Riva.

(Please read in sixth paragraph ...Erica Jong presented the award as Sue Monk Kidd's... instead of ...Erica Jong's "The Mermaid Chair" won for fiction....) By Richard Satran NEW YORK (Reuters) - J.K.

By Richard Satran NEW YORK (Reuters) - J.K. Rowling led the list of writers winning prizes at the first Quill Book Awards on Tuesday, and singer/songwriter Bob Dylan was awarded the biography/memoir prize.

By Raquel Castillo MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish actor Antonio Banderas is looking forward to a second stint as director, breaking from his adventures as swashbuckling legend Zorro, the latest episode of which hits screens later this month.

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Apple Computer Inc. on Wednesday unveiled a version of its market-leading iPod that also plays videos and increased the iMac computer's ability to act as a home entertainment hub by adding a remote control.

By Duncan Martell SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Apple Computer Inc. on Wednesday introduced a version of its market-leading iPod that also plays videos and unveiled a deal with Walt Disney Co. to sell television shows like "Desperate Housewives" after their first broadcast.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - E.L. Doctorow's Civil War novel "The March," and Joan Didion's "The Year of Magical Thinking," a memoir of her husband's death and daughter's illness, were among finalists announced on Wednesday for the National Book Award. The U.S.

Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.