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Entertainment News Archive - July 11, 2005

By Brooks Boliek WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter) - Television and music-publishing issues will take up some of the Senate's attention this week as lawmakers plan to examine digital TV, funding for public broadcasting and music licensing on the Internet.

By Michael Paoletta NEW YORK (Billboard) - "On 'American Idol,' people noticed that I wasn't a typical size 2," Kimberley Locke says. Seconds later, she corrects herself.

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Leading TV producer Steven Bochco insists that his new drama about one of America's most bitterly partisan subjects -- the war in Iraq -- is no more political than his landmark cop shows "Hill Street Blues" and "NYPD Blue." In fact, Bochco said, he agreed to make the upcoming series "Over There" -- a first-of-its-kind contemporary war drama about U.S.

By Bec Smith SYDNEY (Hollywood Reporter) - "War of the Worlds" grossed an estimated $60.5 million from foreign movie theaters this weekend as its 12-day total hit $201 million.

By Jeffrey Goldfarb and Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - After a grim convergence of fiction and fact, a publisher has removed adverts for a novel about a fictional suicide bombing in London that hit the shelves the same day 52 people died in bomb attacks on the capital.

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Russell Crowe's character may have been killed off at the end of the Oscar-winning movie "Gladiator," but that doesn't mean there won't be a sequel, Crowe's co-star, Djimon Hounsou, said on Monday.

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two surprise hits driving a ratings rebound at ABC -- "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost" -- are now front-runners at this week's Emmy Award nominations, joining a mix of newcomers and old favorites vying for U.S. television's highest honors.

MISSOULA, Montana (Reuters) - A man accused of plotting to kidnap late night talk show host David Letterman's young son agreed on Monday to a plea bargain that could result in a maximum prison sentence of 10 years, his attorney said.

MISSOULA, Montana (Reuters) - A man accused of plotting to kidnap late night talk show host David Letterman's young son agreed on Monday to a plea bargain that could result in a maximum prison sentence of 10 years, his attorney said.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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