Entertainment News Archive - November 03, 2005

By Andrew Wallenstein LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC Universal is booking a new crime-themed cable channel with Time Warner Cable, the company said Wednesday.


When Madonna takes the stage in Lisbon this week to perform her new single "Hung Up," it will be the culmination of weeks of promotion harnessing new technology that is revolutionizing the music industry.

By Richard Satran NEW YORK (Reuters) - It began as a book written to help her cope with the sudden death of her husband. But Joan Didion's "The Year of Magical Thinking" became something much bigger than she expected.

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Making "Paradise Now," a tale of why two laid-back garage mechanics become suicide bombers, was not easy for Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad -- he had to scramble for funds, dodge a missile attack from Israel plus skirt landmines and threats from extremists.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lindsay Lohan and Jared Leto will star in an independent movie about the murder of former Beatle John Lennon, Daily Variety said in its Thursday edition.

By Jeffrey Goldfarb LISBON (Reuters) - Music videos were stifled by the downloading that crippled record companies, but they have found new life in the past year on the Internet, mobile phones and DVDs, and are helping rescue the ailing music industry.

By Hanna Rantala and Ian Simpson LISBON (Reuters) - Pop queen Madonna is ecstatic to be back on stage, especially so soon after a horse riding accident which she said had threatened her performing career.

By Christine Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - For actress Jennifer Aniston, the release of her new movie "Derailed," in which she plays a woman with a shaky marriage who has a steamy affair, might have been better timed.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - When Bruce Springsteen handed over a wealth of unlabeled concert film footage from a 1975 show at London's Hammersmith Odeon to editor Thom Zimny in 2004, neither party knew for sure what was inside.

By Katie Hasty NEW YORK (Billboard) - David Bowie, Elton John and Beck may love Arcade Fire, but U.S. college students aren't as thrilled about the acclaimed Montreal rock band, which was snubbed at an MTV awards show targeted to the college crowd.

Word of the Day
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.