Entertainment News Archive - December 05, 2005

By Craig Rosen LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - 50 Cent is lighting up movie houses, but Saturday night at the Gibson Amphitheatre, Kanye West proved that he's hip-hop's brightest star: His 100-minute set showed the sophistication and class so often missing from rap shows.

ARTIST: GREEN DAY SINGLE: JESUS OF SUBURBIA NEW YORK (Billboard) - Courting overexposure, Green Day releases yet another single from its Grammy Award-winning "American Idiot." "Jesus of Suburbia" is cleverly written and introspective, with lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong, "on a steady diet of soda pop and Ritalin," leading us through a smooth musical journey traversing a variety of styles.

By Tatiana Siegel and Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - R&B singer Mary J. Blige is attached to make her feature starring debut in a movie about jazz chanteuse Nina Simone.

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The fictional worlds inhabited by the sex-addled medical residents of "Grey's Anatomy" and the high-strung FBI behavior analysts of "Criminal Minds" couldn't be much different. Those two shows have about as much in common as the Franklin D.

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Singer/actress Brandy, who starred in the 1990s UPN sitcom "Moesha," is headed to rival WB for a comedy that will explore the life of a young woman after she hits 25.

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It is not easy being a woman portraying a man who is really a woman.

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - A British man, who was so obsessed with rapper Eminem that he dressed like him, had the same tattoos and used to perform the same dance routines, was jailed for life on Monday for battering a woman to death.

By Kimberly Speight LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Bravo is set to announce Monday what it is calling the "start of the network's most aggressive development slate in its 25-year history," with orders for six pilots ranging from a pop-culture talk show, a comedic news broadcast and a docu-soap featuring high-end divorcees.

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - The NBA is getting real. "NBA Access With Ahmad Rashad" will follow the lives of a number of basketball stars, coaches and players. It is set to premiere January 28 on ABC.

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC and its affiliates will produce a nightly half-hour program daily during February's Winter Olympics that will focus on local athletes and preview the night's telecast.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.