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Entertainment News Archive - November 10, 2005

By Christopher Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - A red-hot contemporary-art market notched another new price record on Wednesday, when a sculpture by David Smith sold at auction for $23.8 million and broke a mark for postwar art set just 24 hours earlier.

By Gail Schiller LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Creative Artists Agency has signed skateboarding star Tony Hawk as the talent firm seeks to build its lifestyle and licensing business.

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Anjelica Huston has joined the cast of the drama "Seraphim Falls," which centers on an army colonel (Liam Neeson) who hunts down a man (Pierce Brosnan) to settle a grudge following the U.S. Civil War. Huston's role is being kept under wraps.

By Kimberly Speight LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The number of sexual scenes on television has nearly doubled since 1998, according to a study released Wednesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

By Gelu Sulugiuc NEW YORK (Reuters) - When rapper Lil' Kim was sentenced to a year in federal prison this summer for lying to a grand jury about a Manhattan shootout, she was lionized by media covering the hip-hop music scene for not "snitching." Even as prosecutors confronted her with security camera tapes showing her standing next to one of the shooters, she lied about who was involved.

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - If there is one person who has a lot to brag about this Oscar season, it is a Frenchman who is more at home in Antarctica than Hollywood. But don't tell him that.

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Beatle Paul McCartney is to broadcast live into space from a U.S. concert to two astronauts circling the globe.

By Katie Hasty NEW YORK (Billboard) - Kanye West's "Gold Digger" featuring Jamie Foxx posted a 10th straight week atop the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart Thursday, becoming the second-longest No. 1 of 2005.

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Beatle Paul McCartney is to broadcast live into space from a U.S. concert to two astronauts circling the globe.

Celebrity heiress Paris Hilton, whose Bentley was damaged in a videotaped crash that spawned an Internet sensation and a police investigation, was the "only victim" of the incident, her spokesman said on Thursday.

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'.