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Entertainment News Archive - July 16, 2005

By Dan Ouellette NEW YORK (Billboard) - The timing may be a bit off, but saxophonist Tim Ries is still psyched about his new CD, "The Rolling Stones Project" (Concord Jazz). Originally scheduled for earlier this year, the album will see the light of day Aug.

By Melinda Newman LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - After the phenomenal success of "Songs About Jane," Maroon5 is hard at work crafting new material for its sophomore album for Octone/J Records.

By Phyllis Stark NASHVILLE (Billboard) - Who is Fern Holloway? If you're one of the handful of insiders in her organization, you know that is the alias under which prereleases of Faith Hill's new CD, "Fireflies," were sent to members of her management team and label.

By Mike Collett-White and Carole Vaporean LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The sixth instalment in the Harry Potter series went on sale and flew off shelves around the world on Saturday, ending months of marketing hype that look set to make it the fastest-selling book in history.

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. celebrated its 10th year with a concert on Saturday for its employees and customers that included a rare joint performance by Bob Dylan and Norah Jones.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'