Entertainment News Archive - July 21, 2005

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The man responsible for the defiant piano lines on Bruce Springsteen's "Born In the U.S.A." is breaking with rock anthems for a taste of smooth jazz.

By Andrew Wallenstein LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC has ordered the drama series "Windfall," which follows a group of 19 friends pool their ticket money and win a record $386 million lottery. The project was originally developed at Fox, which ultimately passed on the pilot.

BERLIN (Reuters) - Michael Jackson wants to move to Berlin because he has fallen in love with the city, his father Joe told Germany's Bild newspaper on Thursday. The mass-circulation paper and several German dailies said the U.S.

By Thomas K. Arnold LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Bucking the traditional weakness of dramas in the home video marketplace, Clint Eastwood's Oscar-winner "Million Dollar Baby" topped both the sales and rental charts the week ending July 17.

By Steve Brennan LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - How do you say "Who loves ya, baby?" in Polish? Will "The Munsters" make sense in Mozambique? NBC Universal will soon find out as it mines its vaults in search of old TV shows -- such as "Kojak" and "The Munsters" -- that can be reincarnated into new foreign-language productions.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pulitzer Prize-winner Dean Baquet was named editor of the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, becoming the first black to hold the post and one of the first at any of America's leading dailies.

LONDON (Reuters) - Roman Polanski's libel action against the publishers of Vanity Fair magazine neared its conclusion on Thursday, with both sides in the case putting final arguments to the jury.


LAST MYSTERIES OF THE TITANIC, a poignant farewell to the most spectacular shipwreck in history, will have its world premiere Sunday, July 24th at 9 PM on Discovery Channel.

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - The jury retired on Thursday in Roman Polanski's libel case against Vanity Fair magazine over an article alleging he tried to seduce a woman in a restaurant while on his way to his murdered wife's funeral in 1969.

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