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Entertainment News Archive - July 22, 2005

By Chris Morris LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Universal Music Group's Def Jam Recordings division is launching Roc La Familia, a new imprint aimed at the exploding urban Latin market.

By Thomas K. Arnold LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "American Idol" is making an encore appearance on DVD, this time in triplicate. Arriving in stores Nov.

LONDON (Reuters) - Roman Polanski won his libel case against Vanity Fair on Friday, ending a trial in which he gave video evidence from Paris to avoid extradition to America where he is wanted for having sex with a girl aged 13. The film director was awarded 50,000 pounds in damages.

By Nicole Sperling LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - On the eve of the release of his first studio feature, the writer/director of "Hustle & Flow" has signed a two-year production deal with the film's distributor.

By Paul J. Gough LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Six months after vowing to remake "CBS Evening News" following the departure of Dan Rather, CBS chief Leslie Moonves said Thursday the network is in no hurry.

By Paul Bond LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Households using digital video recorders and video-on-demand in the U.S. doubled in June, compared with the same month a year ago, according to a recently released study.

By Anne Thompson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Now that "Star Wars," "Star Trek" and "The Matrix" are fading into the sunset, what will take their place in the hearts of sci-fi fantasy fans? TV auteur Joss Whedon and Universal Pictures are hoping that it's "Serenity," his movie version of 2002's aborted Fox space Western TV series "Firefly," which opens Sept.

LONDON (Reuters) - Roman Polanski won his libel case against Vanity Fair on Friday, ending a week-long trial in which he gave video evidence from Paris to avoid extradition to America where he is wanted for having sex with a girl aged 13.

BERLIN (Reuters) - Michael Jackson has no immediate plans to move to Berlin and is trying to recuperate after being acquitted of child sex abuses charges in his four-month trial, his father Joe said Friday.

By Jeffrey Goldfarb LONDON (Reuters) - The music industry has a new scapegoat for its revenue problems: album cover art.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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