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Entertainment News Archive - December 20, 2005

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Britney Spears sued Us Weekly for libel on Monday, accusing the magazine of fabricating a story that she and her husband made a sexually explicit video together and worried it might be made public.

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - This season, "American Idol" will air on Thursdays after all.

BERLIN (Reuters) - The Berlin Film Festival announced on Tuesday the first seven films in the running for its Golden and Silver Bears awards in February along with two U.S. films that will be screened out of competition.

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pink Floyd fans waiting in vain for the band to reunite for a tour will have to make do with the next best thing: the first solo trek in more than 20 years by singer/guitarist David Gilmour.

LONDON (Reuters) - Three-hour blockbuster King Kong clambered to the top of the British film charts in its first weekend of release, Screen International said on Tuesday.

By Steve James NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jazz singer Dianne Reeves has won Grammys for her last three albums. Unfortunately, she won't be setting a Golden Globe on her mantlepiece soon. The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.

By Amil Khan CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian actor in a movie about oil and violence in the Middle East has praised Hollywood for taking a frank look at the region and showing nuanced characters instead of trading on stereotypes of Arabs as terrorists.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - After a two-year break, matchbox twenty is gearing up for a December 30-January 1 reunion at the Joint in Las Vegas.

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The new film's reclusive director is happy to let his movie speak for itself, since he doesn't give interviews. The male star would be happy to promote the film, but he's in rehab.

By Dylan Martinez WINDSOR (Reuters) - British pop star Elton John will tie the knot with long-term partner David Furnish on Wednesday, joining hundreds of gay couples in England taking advantage of a new law to formalize their relationships.

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