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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
virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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