Entertainment News Archive - October 07, 2005

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - At a time when the TV news business is looking to reinvent itself, a glimpse of the future might be found weeknights at 7 p.m. ET, when Fox News Channel begins its whirlwind tour through the day's headlines.

By Anne Thompson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Landing a blockbuster is every actor's dream. Especially when an actor hasn't established himself as a marquee movie star. But like many things in Hollywood, one person's opportunity is another's downfall.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bomb threat halted a Rolling Stones concert in Charlottesville, Virginia overnight, but police found nothing and the band returned to the stage about 45 minutes later, officials said on Friday. The threat was made in a phone call just before 9 p.m.

By Jeffrey Goldfarb LONDON (Reuters) - Swedish-born philanthropist Sigrid Rausing has bought Granta, the century old literary journal renowned for discovering new writers like poet Sylvia Plath and A.A. Milne, the creator of Winnie the Pooh. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

By Reed Stevenson LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Las Vegas knows how to host a heavyweight title fight, but the desert resort city has never seen giant, scantily-clad men square-off quite like this.

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - Chanel's designer Karl Lagerfeld evoked the era of James Dean in his summer collection on Friday, combining the classic Chanel tweed jacket with jeans in the year marking the 50th anniversary of the actor's death.

LONDON (Reuters) - A key European Union official wants to simplify the way music is licensed to online services such as Apple's iTunes, warning that Europe will fall behind unless cross-border licenses are created.

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - British pop star Robbie Williams said on Friday he did not care about his glaring lack of success in the United States, blaming himself for his failure to break into the world's biggest market.

By Tim Gaynor NOGALES, Mexico (Reuters) - Pop diva and actress Jennifer Lopez has put aside her usual glamour and is filming in a hilltop shantytown this week for a gritty movie about the murders of hundreds of women on the U.S.-Mexico border.

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A partnership between the FBI and Oprah Winfrey's TV talk show to publicize the identities of fugitive child molesters has nabbed its first suspect, the FBI said on Friday.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]