Entertainment News Archive - December 30, 2005

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - By most people's reckoning, Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers, would seem to have had a lot of accidental good fortune in his 28 years, but he's not buying it.

(In paragraph 2, corrects to show that MGM was sold to a consortium led by Sony Pictures, not to Sony Pictures itself) By Anne Thompson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Ask any Hollywood studio executive whether 2005 was a good year and you'll get an emphatic no.

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - CBS and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" had no competition for bragging rights on a repeat-laden Thursday. CBS' drama repeats were the only shows with a pulse. The 9 p.m.

By Geoff Mayfield LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - OK, so maybe releasing an album the week before Christmas is not such a bad idea after all, as evidenced by new Billboard 200 queen Mary J. Blige.

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson will be among the artists participating in a tribute to Dionne Warwick. At an event taped January 26 at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, more than 50 singers and musicians will perform tunes Warwick made famous.

By Melinda Newman LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - As Mary J. Blige sings on her new album, "You can't hold a good woman down." That was certainly the case for the R&B superstar during Christmas week.

By Jill Kipnis LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Family entertainment reigns supreme on the 2005 year-end home video charts. The widescreen edition of "The Incredibles" (Walt Disney Home Entertainment/Buena Vista Home Entertainment) earns the No.

By Jill Kipnis LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Cirque du Soleil is taking its artistry out from under the big top for "Delirium." The new show will be the French-Canadian troupe's first tour staged in arenas and its first to feature musicians and singers center stage, a departure from its usual focus on acrobatics.

By Jill Kipnis LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - A comeback story, a living legend, an established frontwoman making her solo debut, the world's biggest rock band and an opinionated rapper recorded the projects that make up a diverse album-of-the-year slate for the 2006 Grammy Awards.

By Todd Martens LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - This year's Grammy Award nominees for record of the year collectively have logged 28 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.