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Entertainment News Archive - November 04, 2005

By Sue Zeidler LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Spanish crooner, a Brazilian singer-pianist and a Colombian pop star shared top honors on Thursday at the Latin Grammys, showcasing a diverse and eclectic assortment of music from around the Latin world in the first Spanish-ever broadcast of the awards show.

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - CBS has given a full-season pickup to freshman comedy "Out of Practice," while NBC is said to be sticking with sophomore critical darling "The Office" at least through May.

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Seann William Scott and Topher Grace are attached to star in a comedy with the MPAA-challenged title of "Cockblocker." The Paramount Pictures story follows a guy (Grace) who meets the girl of his dreams, only to find out that her best friend happens to be her ex-boyfriend (Scott).

By Fred Bronson LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - It's been a little more than nine years since Diana Ross has appeared on a Billboard singles chart. She was last on the Adult Contemporary list in May 1996 with "Voice of the Heart," which peaked at No. 28.

By Fred Bronson LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - More than 46 years after making his first appearance on the Billboard album chart, Johnny Cash has rewritten chart history by coming up with the highest-debuting title of his career.

By Ian Simpson LISBON (Reuters) - Madonna stole the show at the MTV Europe Music Awards on Thursday with the first live televised performance of her new single "Hung Up," emerging from a giant glitter ball wearing purple leather boots and matching leotard.

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For years, the movie industry has pondered that age-old question of which comes first, the chicken or the egg, when debating how to update old theaters with new digital projectors. Walt Disney Studios now thinks it has an answer: The chicken.

By Ian Simpson LISBON (Reuters) - Madonna stole the show at the MTV Europe Music Awards on Thursday with the first live televised performance of her new single "Hung Up," emerging from a giant glitter ball wearing purple leather boots and matching leotard.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - CBS television's highly touted mini-series about the late Pope John Paul II may have the Vatican's blessing, but a competing TV movie from ABC will hit the airwaves first.

By Sarah Marsh BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's thriving pre-war Jewish community as captured on black and white photographs went on display in Berlin's Jewish Museum on Friday with an exhibit of 90 stirring images by photographer Roman Vishniac.

Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'