Entertainment News Archive - June 28, 2005

By Nichola Groom LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Counterculture legend Bob Dylan onMonday became the latest musician to sign up with StarbucksCorp. in an exclusive CD deal that follows the runaway successof a Ray Charles album sold by the coffee maker.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Describing a debilitatingthumb infection that caused her to "scream" in pain, "AmericanIdol" judge Paula Abdul urged California lawmakers on Monday tocrack down on nail salon hygiene.

By Kimberly Speight LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - After a half-century onbroadcast network television and a decade of declining ratings,the Miss America pageant has found a home on country musiccable channel CMT.

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - After a detour to thebig screen, writer/director Paul Haggis' "Crash" is about toreach its original destination: television.

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Wrinkly rockers never die, they just docharity gigs. Teenage pop fans hoping to hail their heroes at Saturday'sLive 8 concerts are in for a rude awakening when headline actshit the stage.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - R&B songwriters and producers JimmyJam and Terry Lewis, the duo behind hit tunes for the likes ofJanet Jackson, Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men, were thrust intothe spotlight on Monday as a music industry group honored themwith a career achievement award.

LONDON (Reuters) - Moscow has been added to the lineup ofLive 8 concerts on July 2 which aim to put pressure on worldleaders meeting the following week to do more to alleviateextreme poverty.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Computer Inc. on Tuesday updatedits iTunes digital music service to add the ability to downloadaudio shows called podcasts, and said all of its new high-endiPods will come with color screens.

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish rock group U2 went to courtTuesday to recover 5,000 euros ($6,062) worth of memorabilia --including a pair of lead singer Bono's trousers -- from aformer stylist.

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The Live 8 rock concertshighlighting Africa's woes should have been staged in theworld's poorest continent with global stars performingalongside local acts, organizers of the Johannesburg gig saidTuesday.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.