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Entertainment News Archive - July 17, 2005

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Bookstores checked their tills on Sunday to tally sales of the sixth Harry Potter installment, but a day after the eagerly awaited global launch the magic was wearing off for some.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" enjoyed a tasty $55.4 million opening atop the North American box office during its first weekend in theaters, its distributor Warner Bros. Pictures said on Sunday.

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sweet. Moviegoers in North America craved "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" over the weekend, snapping up $55.4 million worth of golden tickets for Johnny Depp's twisted tale, according to studio estimates issued on Sunday.

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Bookstores around the world tallied sales of the sixth Harry Potter installment on Sunday, but after the eagerly awaited global launch over the weekend, the magic was wearing off for some.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Sandra Bullock, star of "Miss Congeniality," has married reality TV star Jesse James at a ranch in the California wine country near Santa Barbara, according to media reports.

By Paul J. Gough LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Four years after losing one of its own employees aboard United Airlines Flight 93, Discovery will telecast a docudrama about the successful efforts of the passengers to derail the Sept. 11 terrorists' plan for the hijacked airliner.

By Andrew Wallenstein LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The "Entourage" crew is coming back for more adventures in celebrity-dom next year -- many more adventures, if HBO has anything to say about it.

Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.