Entertainment News Archive - November 13, 2005

By Michael Perry PORT MORESBY (Reuters) - The United States may be the home of gangster rap, but in this crime-ridden South Pacific city the gangsters really are rockin' the jails and the music charts.

By Alice Hung TAIPEI (Reuters) - Martial arts comedy "Kung Fu Hustle" won the best film title at the Chinese-language version of the Oscars on Sunday, becoming the biggest winner at the Golden Horse ceremony in Taiwan.

By Margo Whitmire LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Much as Broadway's "Chicago" razzle-dazzled cinemas in 2003, two new transplants from the Great White Way are hoping to cause a sensation among holiday moviegoers.

By Deborah Evans Price NASHVILLE (Billboard) - Unlike the winners before her, current "American Idol" champ Carrie Underwood is gunning for success in not only the pop format, but the country arena too.

ALEPPO, Syria (Reuters) - Syria gave a hero's burial on Sunday to Moustapha Akkad, the local-born Hollywood producer killed with his daughter in Wednesday's Amman hotel bombings.

By Bernard Besserglik MARRAKECH, Morocco (Hollywood Reporter) - Martin Scorsese has returned to Morocco to repay a debt by attending the opening of the fifth Marrakech International Film Festival, where he is the star attraction.

Word of the Day
  • An armed gangster.
The word 'shotta' is an alteration of 'shooter'.