Entertainment News Archive - July 24, 2005

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - A new film based on a novel by John le Carre highlights what the master spy writer calls the "appalling" practices of drug companies in Africa.

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" conquered moviegoers' taste buds for a second weekend on Sunday, while the costly new sci-fi movie from action director Michael Bay flopped.

By Matthew Robinson CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez launched a new Latin American television channel on Sunday to fight what his government called "cultural imperialism" from U.S. and European media.

By Steve Gorman BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) - Coming off their most bruising year in a decade, newly humbled NBC executives said on Sunday they see the upcoming TV season as a rebuilding phase and that ratings at the fourth-place network might continue to languish.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) - The nation's television critics have bestowed their highest honors on "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost," two surprise hit shows that led a ratings turnaround at ABC.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.