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Entertainment News Archive - December 21, 2005

By Mike Collett-White WINDSOR (Reuters) - British pop star Elton John tied the knot with long-term partner David Furnish on Wednesday, joining hundreds of gay couples across England taking advantage of a new law to formalize their relationships.

By Parinoosh Arami and Alireza Ronaghi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian musicians reacted with a mixture of anger and dismay on Wednesday to a directive from a body headed by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad seeking to scrap Western music from the state media's playlists.

By Mike Collett-White WINDSOR (Reuters) - British pop star Elton John tied the knot with long-term partner David Furnish on Wednesday, joining hundreds of gay couples across England taking advantage of a new law to formalize their relationships.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate approved legislation on Wednesday that would complete the country's transition to new, higher-quality digital television by February 17, 2009.

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Deal or No Deal" picked up steam for NBC on Tuesday, the second night of the Howie Mandel-hosted game show's five-night run this week.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - The Eminem retrospective "Curtain Call" began a second week at No. 1 on the U.S. pop charts Wednesday, while "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice and country icon Johnny Cash were the only new entries in the top 10.

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Gay and political films are dominating this year's Academy Awards race with some experts expecting that Oscar will wind up wearing pink, either for left-leaning politics or sexual preference.

By Michael Rechtshaffen LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - A Farrelly brothers movie that's not a Farrelly brothers movie, "The Ringer" would like to have it both ways.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - The Eminem retrospective "Curtain Call" began a second week at No. 1 on the U.S. pop charts Wednesday, while "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice and country icon Johnny Cash were the only new entries in the top 10.

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Archival label Rhino Records has set a January 24 release for the DVD debut of the Velvet Underground's "Live MCMXCIII," which chronicled the legendary act's brief 1993 reunion tour.

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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