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Entertainment News Archive - June 27, 2005

By Elizabeth Fullerton LONDON (Reuters) - A mental patient, a butcher, the artistWalter Sickert, a serial wife poisoner and even QueenVictoria's grandson have all been touted as Jack the Rippersuspects in one of the greatest whodunits in history.

By Alice Hung TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan pop star Jay Chou looks to thelikes of Jackie Chan and Jet Li, who made it big in the Westwith martial arts from the East, for inspiration. What they did with Chinese kung fu he reckons he can dowith his Chinese blend of rap music.

By Gregg Kilday LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The Academy of MotionPicture Arts and Sciences has invited 112 artists andexecutives to become voting members of Hollywood's top club. The invitees range from such recent Oscar winners as bestactor Jamie Foxx, original score composer Jan A.P.

By Sue Zeidler LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - They're cursed at, knocked down andhave objects thrown at them. They're loathed by their subjects.Yet the demand for the photos they shoot is stronger than ever.

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - He is fully behind Bob Geldof and hisLive 8 poverty awareness concerts, but musician Peter Gabrielbelieves African acts have been sidelined in the rush to securethe biggest names in rock.

By Tiziana Cauli PARIS (Reuters) - A lover of Pablo Picasso sold acollection of his sketches and engravings for 1.54 millioneuros ($1.88 million) on Monday, half a century after most ofthem were drawn during a romantic holiday.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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