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Entertainment News Archive - October 08, 2005

By Jeanne King NEW YORK (Reuters) - Singer Boy George was arraigned early on Saturday in Manhattan on drug possession charges after police arrested him when they found a small amount of cocaine at his apartment in Little Italy.

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - Birdsong sounds over a catwalk. Church bells chime near another. Models with fruits and flowers in their hair stride over straw as if on a Sunday stroll through the countryside. Long gone are the days when mannequins simply paraded up and down.

BAYEUX, France (Reuters) - Two British broadcasters won the prizes for best television and best radio reporting from conflict zones at international journalism awards in France on Saturday.

Corrects sentence in second paragraph to read "... to a report on the Beslan school massacre in Russia" ... instead of ."..

By Leila Cobo MIAMI (Billboard) - As the daughter of Elis Regina (1945-82), who many consider to be the greatest Brazilian singer of all time, Maria Rita has a distinguished pedigree to live up to.

By Dan Ouellette NEW YORK (Billboard) - It may have been the Monterey Jazz Festival's 48th birthday this year, but at the three-day jazz extravaganza -- which took place September 16-18 at the county fairgrounds in Monterey, Calif.

By Melinda Newman LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Their houses may be torn and tattered after Hurricane Katrina, but their spirits are beautifully unbowed.

By Gail Mitchell LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - When it comes to filling the pipeline for hip-hop hits, Houston does not have a problem.

By Leila Cobo MIAMI (Billboard) - If you judge the landscape of tropical music in the United States by what you hear on the radio, you might conclude that traditional tropical music like salsa and merengue has been killed off by reggaeton.

By Leila Cobo MIAMI (Billboard) - It would be a misstatement to call "Life" the return of Ricky Martin; the Puerto Rican star's last studio album was 2003's Spanish-language "Almas Del Silencio." But "Life" is a departure in sound for an artist who many mainstream listeners still associate with "Livin' La Vida Loca," from his self-titled English-language debut in 1999.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.