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Entertainment News Archive - July 29, 2005

By Nicole Sperling LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - After two weeks as the box office bridesmaid, "Wedding Crashers" is on track to take over the lead this weekend, while the new action-adventure film "Stealth" might have trouble taking off.

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - In a rebuke to top officials at the Screen Actors Guild, rank-and-file members of the Hollywood union voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve a new contract governing their work in the fast-growing video game sector.

By Georg Szalai NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Sales of U.S. console and portable video game hardware, software and accessories rose 21% year-over-year for the first half of 2005, putting the industry on track for a record year, research firm NPD Group said.

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, known as a cinematic risk-taker, is now taking chances in an unexpected way -- by flirting with the mainstream in his latest movie, "Broken Flowers." The comedy starring Bill Murray drops the stark settings associated with the art house darling's earlier work and instead offers a tour of the suburbs and a reflection on life and love.

LONDON (Reuters) - "Charlie's Angels" and "Shrek" star Cameron Diaz on Friday accepted a public apology and undisclosed libel damages from a British newspaper over an untrue story about her and a married TV producer.

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Members of the Screen Actors' Guild overwhelmingly approved a new contract covering their work in video games, the union's Web site said on Friday.

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Members of the Screen Actors' Guild overwhelmingly approved a new contract covering their work in video games, the union's Web site said on Friday.

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Art Collins, who managed Iggy Pop for the last 20 years, died suddenly Wednesday at his home in Pine Bush, N.Y. He was 52. Cause of death was not revealed, pending the outcome of an autopsy.

By Barry A. Jeckell NEW YORK (Billboard) - Alanis Morissette, Joss Stone, Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams and Keith Urban are among the artists who will appear in clothing retailer Gap Inc.'s fall "Favorites" advertising campaign.

By Ray Waddell NASHVILLE (Billboard) - Dolly Parton will hit the road for almost two months in August, coinciding with the release of a new album. The tour of theaters, arenas, amphitheaters and casinos will kick off Aug.

Word of the Day
scriggle
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
  • To scribble, jot.
The word 'scriggle' is likely an alteration of 'wiggle'.
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