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Entertainment News Archive - October 02, 2005

By Gail Mitchell LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - After several well-publicized delays, Stevie Wonder's first studio album in 10 years, "A Time to Love," is due in stores October 18. Wonder says the album's delay had nothing to do with any fear factor: "I was never afraid to put this out.

By Todd Martens LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Compilations rarely get labels or retailers excited these days.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Paris Hilton is breaking off her five-month-old engagement with tycoon fiancé Paris Latsis because "I feel I'm just not ready for marriage," the actress and hotel heiress said on Sunday through a spokesman.

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Bad-boy British rocker Pete Doherty, famous for his relationship with supermodel Kate Moss, has been held by police after a drugs raid on a venue where his band were playing, a spokesman for the singer said on Sunday.

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jodie Foster stayed aloft at the North American box office for a second weekend as her airplane thriller "Flightplan" outdistanced some low-flying competition and overall sales ended a four-week winning streak. The Walt Disney Co.

The Walt Disney Co is unleashing a $150 million marketing blitz for the release of its "Cinderella Special Edition" DVD this week in what one toy industry analyst called "a smart strategic move" for a holiday season where consumers may be pinching pennies.

By Gina Keating LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Walt Disney Co is unleashing a $150 million marketing blitz for the release of its "Cinderella Special Edition" DVD this week in what one toy industry analyst called "a smart strategic move" for a holiday season where consumers may be pinching pennies.

BEVERLY HILLS (Reuters) - Actors Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt, whose highly publicized divorce is expected to be finalized this week, have placed their Beverly Hills estate on the market for $28 million, the Los Angeles Times reported on Sunday.

Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.