Entertainment News Archive - November 29, 2005

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After years of rejection, influential bands the Sex Pistols, Black Sabbath and Lynyrd Skynyrd are finally making it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, organizers said on Monday.

By Mimi Turner LONDON (Hollywood Reporter) - A multimillion-dollar legal showdown pitting "Pop Idol" creator Simon Fuller against former collaborator Simon Cowell could be headed for an out-of-court settlement.

By Gregg Goldstein NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - At Manhattan's Life Cafe on 10th Street and Avenue B, playwright Jonathan Larson sat down more than a decade ago to write a little musical called "Rent," even envisioning a number ("La Vie Boheme") set at a small row of the cafe's tables.

LONDON (Reuters) - C.S. Lewis, author of the classic children's "Narnia" books which are about to make their big screen debut, was "absolutely opposed" to a live action version of his stories, a newly published letter shows.

By Kimberly Speight and Andrew Wallenstein LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - E! Entertainment Television is giving "The Simple Life" a new lease on life, ordering another season of the former Fox hit reality series.

By Isabel Reynolds TOKYO (Reuters) - Some of Asia's most glamorous movie stars swept up the red carpet to Tokyo's national sumo stadium on Tuesday for the world premiere of the latest Japan-themed Hollywood epic, "Memoirs of a Geisha." But the film -- described by leading actress Ziyi Zhang as a great opportunity for Asian actors to show their mettle -- has sparked anger in Japan and China ahead of its December 10 release.

By Steve James NEW YORK (Reuters) - Who are you, Roger Daltrey?To millions of his generation (the ones who didn't die before we got old!), he will always be the frontman for one of the greatest rock bands, the Who.

LONDON (Reuters) - Music moguls Simon Cowell and Simon Fuller have reached a settlement in a multi-dollar legal case, apparently clearing the way for Cowell to extend his contract with the hit "American Idol" TV series.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The Squid and the Whale," a low-budget dramatic film about a family torn apart by divorce, led the list of contenders on Tuesday for the Independent Spirit Awards, the American art-house world's version of the Oscars.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - 50 Cent, Mariah Carey and Green Day are the top finalists for the Billboard Music Awards, which will be handed out December 6 from Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena, and broadcast live on Fox.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.