Entertainment News Archive - July 13, 2005

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The broadcast networks scraped the bottom of the Nielsen barrel in the week ending July 10, which encompassed the Independence Day holiday.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. online bookseller Alibris said on Tuesday it had launched a special offer to buy used copies of the new "Harry Potter" book for $5 as it seeks to meet demand for the most eagerly awaited book of the year. British author J.K.

By Nicole Sperling LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "The dirtiest joke ever told" won't be told in an AMC theater.

By Etan Vlessing TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter) - Boosting its star wattage, the Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday announced world premieres for Curtis Hanson's "In Her Shoes," starring Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette, and the Keira Knightley starrer "Pride and Prejudice." Toronto also gave the nod for the North American premiere of Miramax's "Proof," which reunites director John Madden and Gwyneth Paltrow after their Oscar-winning collaboration on "Shakespeare in Love." The festival runs Sept.

By Gregg Kilday LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The UCLA Film and Television Archive wants to create the largest publicly accessible collection of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender films in the world.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - CBS News on Tuesday unveiled plans to enlarge its online presence with a 24-hour broadband Internet service providing video clips that consumers can assemble into their own individually tailored newscasts.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Publisher Random House said on Wednesday it had reached a settlement with rapper Sean "P. Diddy" Combs to end a lawsuit it filed earlier this year to recover a $300,000 book advance.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. Chief Executive Mel Karmazin is considering a bid for Walt Disney Co.'s ABC Radio unit, the New York Post reported on Wednesday. Both Sirius and Disney declined comment.

By Derek Caney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jay Farrar is hurtling down Highway 61, invoking the spirit of Leadbelly and Bob Dylan, as he spits out the words to one of the tracks on his band Son Volt's first album in seven years.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.