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Entertainment News Archive - December 06, 2005

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC Universal is preparing to take the iPod plunge.

By Jane Barrett MILAN (Reuters) - When the curtain rises at La Scala on Wednesday, it will unveil not just a new season but a new future for Milan's famed opera house.

LONDON (Reuters) - British pop star Robbie Williams on Tuesday accepted undisclosed libel damages and apologies from publishers who retracted allegations they had made in newspapers and magazines that he was a secret homosexual.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Electric Co.'s NBC Universal and Apple Computer Inc. on Tuesday said they would make several NBC-owned television shows, such as "The Office" and "Law & Order," available on the iTunes music store.

OTTAWA (Reuters) - One of Canada's leading cinema chains has stopped handing out Christmas wrapping paper to its patrons after parents complained it featured angels fondling each other suggestively, newspapers reported on Tuesday.

By Robert MacMillan NEW YORK (Reuters) - NBC Universal has begun selling downloadable television shows, from "Law & Order" to "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," on Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes store, the companies said on Tuesday in the latest attempt by a major network to reach beyond the traditional TV audience.

By Marilyn Moss LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - It's not exactly a Christmas story, but its heart is in the right place for this season.

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Kid Rock is preparing a live album for release in February, and expects to follow up with a studio recording later in the year, sources told Billboard.

By Leila Cobo MIAMI (Billboard) - Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony will star together in a music-based movie based on the life of iconic Puerto Rican singer Hector Lavoe. "El Cantante" (The Singer) started filming Sunday in New York.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Film producer Gregg Hoffman, who with his partners turned a $1 million horror movie called "Saw" into a $102 million hit, has died at the age of 42, associates said on Tuesday.

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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