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Entertainment News Archive - October 03, 2005

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Irish rock stars Bob Geldof and Bono are among the bookmakers' tips to win the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, alongside more orthodox candidates like campaigners against nuclear arms or a peace broker for Indonesia.

ROME (Reuters) - The J. Paul Getty Museum, one of the world's richest art institutions, has agreed to return to Italy three archaeological treasures its curator is accused of having acquired knowing they were looted.

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson, whose cycle of plays chronicling 20th-century African-American life brought a new frankness to the way theater dealt with race, died of liver cancer on Sunday in Seattle, a hospital spokesman said. He was 60.

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.

Please read in first paragraph "...from alcoholism in l957, he has..." instead of "...from alcoholism in 1964, he has..." . A corrected repetition follows: By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - History has not been kind to Sen. Joseph McCarthy.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Pamela Anderson won a restraining order on Monday against a British man whom the former "Baywatch" star has accused of stalking her and family members.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Pamela Anderson won a restraining order on Monday against a British man whom the former "Baywatch" star has accused of stalking her and family members.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A curator at the J. Paul Getty Museum who is facing trial in Italy on charges that she conspired with dealers trafficking in looted antiques has retired to concentrate on her legal defense, the museum said on Monday.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pop diva Beyonce denied rumors she is secretly married to rapper and music impresario Jay-Z, and said she assumed an alter-ego called "Sasha" for her sexy stage persona in an upcoming Vanity Fair cover story.

LONDON (Reuters) - Model Kate Moss has been shown in a television documentary taking what the makers say is cocaine, an incident which has cost her valuable advertising contracts.

Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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