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Entertainment News Archive - June 30, 2005

By Cameron French BARRIE, Ontario (Reuters) - Park Place in Barrie, Ontario,doesn't quite have the same ring to it as Rome's CircusMaximus, the Palace of Versailles, Hyde Park or the BrandenburgGate in Berlin as the venue for a rock concert.

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Under pressure from abroad coalition of advocacy groups ranging from the Gay andLesbian Alliance Against Defamation to the conservative FamilyResearch Council, ABC has decided to shelve its six-episodereality series "Welcome to the Neighborhood," which had beenscheduled to debut July 10.

By Nellie Andreeva and Andrew Wallenstein LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - It was a rough launchfor ABC's big-budget limited series "Empire" and the return ofNBC's "Average Joe" franchise Tuesday.

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Law & Order" alumnaAngie Harmon is returning to series television and NBC with astarring role on the network's upcoming drama series"Inconceivable." The show, which also stars Ming-Na and Jonathan Cake,revolves around the doctors, psychologists, lawyers andpatients at a fertility clinic.

By Margo Whitmire LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - British rock band Coldplay toppedthe U.S. pop album charts for a third consecutive weekWednesday, while overall sales fell despite the addition offour new titles to the top 10.

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A federal judge dismissed a lawsuitagainst soul singer James Brown that claimed he raped a formeremployee 17 years ago and used threats to ensure her silence,the woman's lawyer said on Wednesday. U.S.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The NBC television network isconsidering a plan to combine its news division and cablechannels CNBC and MSNBC at an operation based in New Jersey,the New York Post reported on Thursday.

By Jon Hurdle PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Academics and civil rights leadershope Live 8 concerts to press for action on poverty in Africawill reawaken interest among black Americans in the continenttheir ancestors came from as slaves.

By Robin Pomeroy ROME (Reuters) - Many of Italy's biggest pop stars haveshaken off their initial skepticism about Live 8 and agreed toperform on the Rome stage of the international anti-povertyrock extravaganza on Saturday.

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Two exhausted men have worked behind thescenes, into the early hours, for eight weeks to pull off whatpromises to be the greatest music show on earth.

Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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