Entertainment News Archive - December 09, 2005

By Andrew Hammond DUBAI (Reuters) - The Gulf Arab city of Dubai hosts its second international film festival on Sunday, bringing a refreshing cloudburst of world cinema to a region often seen as a cultural desert.

BERLIN (Reuters) - British pop star Robbie Williams has won an injunction in a German court against a woman who has been stalking him for months, the judge in the case said on Friday.

LONDON (Reuters) - British supermodel Kate Moss underlined her durability in the notoriously fickle world of fashion on Friday with a commercial for phone operator Virgin, just three months after a cocaine scandal threatened her career.

By Dan Williams TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Steven Spielberg faces fierce debate over his film about Israel's retaliation for the Palestinian attack on its team at the Munich Olympics, but the director has at least one fan: the widow of a slain athlete.

By Borys Kit and Sheigh Crabtree LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Scarlett Johansson is in negotiations to join Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman in "The Prestige," the next outing for "Batman Begins" director Christopher Nolan.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Matt Damon, star of "The Bourne Identity" and current political drama "Syriana," has married his girlfriend Luciana Barroso in New York, Us Weekly magazine reported on Friday.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Matt Damon, star of "The Bourne Identity" and the current political drama "Syriana," has married his girlfriend, Luciana Barroso, in New York, a spokeswoman for the actor said on Friday.

By Jonathan Cohen LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Prince has inked a deal with Universal for the release of his next album, "3121." The set will be preceded by the single "Te Amo Corazon," the video for which stars actress Mia Maestro ("Frida," "The Motorcycle Diaries") and was directed by actress Salma Hayek.

By Ray Waddell NASHVILLE (Billboard) - They do not call California the Golden State for nothing. Just ask the Eagles, who put together one of the top-grossing tours of the year by sticking almost exclusively to the state that gave them their start.

By Geoff Mayfield LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - If Thanksgiving week was a stinker for album sales, the numbers from the stanza that followed are no less disheartening. Album volume is down 12.9 percent from the same week last year. Returning to No.

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.