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Entertainment News Archive - October 17, 2005

By Jeffrey Goldfarb LONDON (Reuters) - Jerry Bruckheimer's Emmy-winning reality series "The Amazing Race" will be produced outside the United States for the first time, joining the growing number of hit shows that are being adapted for local audiences.

By Jeffrey Goldfarb LONDON (Reuters) - Jerry Bruckheimer's Emmy-winning reality series "The Amazing Race" will be produced outside the United States for the first time, joining the growing number of hit shows that are being adapted for local audiences.

By Melinda Newman LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Tom Petty presented the inaugural Billboard Century Award to George Harrison in 1992. Now it is Petty's turn to receive the honor.

By Antony Bruno SAN FRANCISCO (Billboard) - Put another Visa card in the jukebox? The iconic jukebox -- once a staple in neighborhood bars, soda fountains and pool halls -- has undergone dramatic changes since the days of the 45 rpm single.

By Ivory M. Jones NEW YORK (Billboard) - Bay Area duo Blackalicious released its fifth studio album, "The Craft," September 27. Although chart success has eluded MC Gift of Gab and DJ/producer Chief Xcel, they have amassed a loyal following with their organic brand of hip-hop.

By Gregg Kilday and Georg Szalai LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC Universal is back in the hunt to buy DreamWorks SKG. Although DreamWorks broke off exclusive talks three weeks ago, NBC Uni made a new offer on Friday, according to several sources familiar with the situation.

CHICAGO (Hollywood Reporter) - The Polish film "My Nikifor" (Moj Nikifor) won the Gold Hugo, the top prize of the Chicago International Film Festival's international competition, at an awards ceremony Saturday.

By Mark Worden ROME (Billboard) - Time was on their side. In September, 40 years after a compilation gave the Rolling Stones their first Italian chart-topper, the veteran rock act finally hit No. 1 in Italy with an original studio album.

By Blake Murdoch SYDNEY (Hollywood Reporter) - Cracking result, Gromit. United International Pictures' "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" continued to dominate the international boxoffice during the weekend, which otherwise was sprinkled with holdovers and a few strong openings.

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Sylvester Stallone is signing on to reprise his role as boxer Rocky Balboa in the sixth installment of the long-running film series, which he wrote and will direct.