Entertainment News Archive - October 23, 2005

By Georgina Prodhan FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk said on Saturday he stood by remarks about the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks and about the deaths of Kurds in Turkey that could land him in jail for three years.

BERLIN (Reuters) - Cuban-born dance music artist Franky Gee, better-known to his European fans as "Captain Jack," has died of a brain haemorrhage while in Spain, German media reported on Saturday. He was 43. In a 10-year career that began in 1995, the former U.S.

Human Trafficking , 9-11 p.m., Lifetime) By Barry Garron LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Human Trafficking," Lifetime's first miniseries, is steeped in the network's tradition of blending programming with social or medical issues.

NEW YORK (Billboard) - James Taylor will be honored February 6 as the MusiCares person of the year at a gala dinner in Los Angeles two nights prior to the 48th annual Grammy Awards. The event will feature a tribute concert and silent auction.

By Melinda Newman LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Every new label head is charged with developing artists, but for Jason Flom, the incoming chairman/CEO of Virgin Records, the mandate is key to Virgin's lifeblood.

By Sheri Linden LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The well-meaning but woefully unconvincing "Kids in America" revolves around a bunch of good-looking young actors striking earnest poses as good-looking high-schoolers striking "interesting" poses while they stand up to unreasonable school authorities.

By Tamara Conniff NEW YORK (Billboard) - Cameron Crowe was on tour with his wife, musician Nancy Wilson. He gazed out the bus window at the Kentucky landscape and thought of his father; he had not been back to Kentucky since his dad's funeral many years earlier.

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The box office was Doomed in more ways than one on Sunday, as the movie version of the popular video game "Doom" won the weekend contest, but overall sales tumbled despite a wide range of new releases.

By Charles Masters BEAUNE, France (Hollywood Reporter) - Hollywood's top lobbyist has fired a warning shot against countries that might be emboldened to use the newly approved UNESCO convention on cultural diversity as a means to block Hollywood movies.

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