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Entertainment News Archive - June 29, 2005

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Kanye West was the onlymultiple winner at the BET Awards on Tuesday, but did not turnup to accept his two prizes at the fifth annual celebration ofblack music and sports, and most of the other honorees alsowere no-shows.

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In a rare marketing ploy, the No. 2U.S. movie theater chain, AMC Entertainment, is offering amoney-back guarantee for boxing picture "Cinderella Man,"hoping to boost interest in the struggling film amid a recordbox-office slump.

LONDON (Reuters) - Thousands of people queued through thenight on Wednesday for their last chance to see thestar-studded Live 8 concert in London's Hyde Park. Additional tickets to watch the event live were beingdistributed from 3 p.m.

By Kimberly Speight LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - In a bid to enhance itsappeal to middle America, BBC America has included what itterms some "very populist dramas" among its usual high-endofferings.

LONDON (Reuters) - Music giant Sony BMG has finalized itsdeal with the legal file-sharing network Mashboxx, two daysafter a U.S. court dealt a blow to Mashboxx's unauthorizedrivals such as Grokster.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Stay independent or go Hollywood?Filmmaker Miranda July, facing sudden success with her quirkymovie "Me You and Everyone We Know," says she has already madeup her mind. July's low budget, independent movie, which was released inU.S.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "War of the Worlds" has won overU.S. movie critics, who gave generally good reviews to thehighly anticipated science-fiction adventure directed by StevenSpielberg and starring Tom Cruise.

Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'