Entertainment News Archive - November 20, 2005

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Harry Potter cast a spell over moviegoers during the weekend, as the fourth film in the fantasy series about a young wizard smashed sales records around the world.

By Pamela Rolfe MADRID (Hollywood Reporter) - Hollywood star Antonio Banderas says he feels guilty about not doing more for the movie business in his native Spain.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Christina Aguilera has married music executive Jordan Bratman in a Saturday evening ceremony, magazine Us Weekly's Web site reported.

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Jessica Simpson, who had a role in the summer hit "The Dukes of Hazzard," is in negotiations to star opposite stand-up comedian Dane Cook in "Employee of the Month." Simpson would play a cashier who makes the employees at a discount superstore go ga-ga.

By Tamara Conniff NEW YORK (Billboard) - The day after staying up until 3 a.m.

By Todd Martens LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - The Shortlist Music Prize appears to have come to an end. Artist manager and Shortlist co-founder Tom Sarig is planning a like-minded new award for next year.

By Jill Kipnis and Emmanuel Legrand LOS ANGELES/LONDON (Billboard) - Irish chanteuse Enya has a proven track record, having sold 65 million albums worldwide, according to her label. But she is not afraid to take risks on her first new studio release in five years.

By Gregg Kilday and Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Rock star David Bowie is in talks to play inventor Nikola Tesla in "The Prestige," a thriller from "Batman Begins" director Christopher Nolan.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.