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Entertainment News Archive - July 27, 2005

By Gregg Kilday LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - While they rush to catch up with the onslaught of year-end film releases with Oscar aspirations, Academy voters will have one more week to mark their nomination ballots in 2006 than they did this year.

By Andrew Wallenstein LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Copy ABC's hit series at your own peril. That was the caveat issued Tuesday by Stephen McPherson, president of entertainment at ABC, during the network's opening session at the Television Critics Assn. summer press tour.

By Erik Gruenwedel LAS VEGAS (Hollywood Reporter) - Concerns about piracy and a maturing DVD sell-through market dominated the opening session of the 24th annual Video Software Dealers Assn. convention Tuesday.

By Thomas K. Arnold LAS VEGAS (Hollywood Reporter) - Oprah Winfrey is finally making the jump to DVD, and some of the money that comes in from disc sales will benefit a charity.

By Ray Richmond and Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - As his latest series -- the hotly anticipated Iraq war drama "Over There" -- premieres Wednesday on FX, Steven Bochco clearly is a television producer whose towering reputation precedes him.

LONDON (Reuters) - British supermodel Kate Moss won substantial libel damages on Wednesday over a Sunday newspaper's claims that she had collapsed in a cocaine-fueled coma.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - XM Satellite Radio and online vendor Napster Inc. on Wednesday said they would launch a service that lets XM subscribers buy music they hear on XM's fee-based system, sending Napster shares up more than 5 percent.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - XM Satellite Radio and online vendor Napster Inc. on Wednesday said they would launch a service that lets XM subscribers buy music they hear on XM's fee-based system, sending Napster shares up more than 5 percent.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Madonna has chosen "Hung Up" as the first single from her new album, "Confessions on a Dancefloor." No release dates have been unveiled for either item, but both are expected in the fall via Warner Bros.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) - Hollywood's major studios on Wednesday finalized technology standards for digital projection systems in a first step toward a global roll-out of networks that could revolutionize the way movies are shown.

Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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