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Entertainment News Archive - July 15, 2005

By Nicole Sperling LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - In a bid to attract black female moviegoers, Lions Gate Films has signed a multipicture deal with rapper/actor LL Cool J, whose first project will be an urban version of "Fatal Attraction." LL Cool J, a.k.a.

By Brooks Boliek WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter) - Two high-profile U.S. senators, Joseph Lieberman and Hillary Rodham Clinton, are incensed over pornographic content "hidden" in the popular video game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas," and are demanding action from either the government or the game's maker.

By Gail Schiller LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - For its first major film promotion in 14 years, Budweiser is walking down the aisle with "Wedding Crashers," the raunchy comedy opening in theaters on Friday.

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - After bagging trophies at the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards, will "Desperate Housewives" star Teri Hatcher hit the trifecta in September by bagging an Emmy statuette? Hatcher wouldn't stand for such talk Thursday, shortly after she and two of her co-stars, Marcia Cross and Felicity Huffman, received Emmy nominations for lead actress in a comedy series.

By Barry Garron LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - For a few years now, primetime has been awash in crime. In addition to "CSI," "Law & Order" and all their progeny, there are series that revive old investigations, trace vanishing people and mentally grasp clues out of the ether.

By Paul J. Gough LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - There's still no word from Comedy Central on when "Chappelle's Show" will return to the network, more than two months after Dave Chappelle abruptly stopped work on the series and essentially disappeared.

By Nicole Sperling LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Johnny Depp is set to lure kids of all ages to movie theaters this weekend when "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" rolls down the conveyer belt.

By Chris Marlowe LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Martin Scorsese has come up with the top 10 films he believes demonstrate a masterful use of light and color. He actually decided on doing it twice, once for English-language films and again for international.

By Gregg Kilday LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Every January, Robert Redford comes down from the Wasatch Mountains to Park City, home of his annual Sundance Film Festival, to deliver a familiar mantra: The festival is all about the filmmakers and their films. Ignore all the hype.

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Even the producers of "Desperate Housewives," ABC's newly minted Emmy nominee for best comedy series, concede their red-hot show is a far cry from what most viewers recognize as a classic TV sitcom.

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