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Entertainment News Archive - July 04, 2005

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Tom Cruise celebrated his 43rdbirthday on Sunday atop the worldwide box office with "War ofthe Worlds," the costly alien-invasion thriller directed bySteven Spielberg.

LONDON (Reuters) - Dead rapper 2Pac ruled the U.K. popsingles chart for a second week on Sunday with a track thatsamples an Elton John song, while teen Welsh soprano CharlotteChurch came in at No. 2 with her first pop outing.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Scottish rock band Franz Ferdinandis about a week away from locking down the track list for itssecond album, which will be released Oct. 4, according to leadsinger Alex Kapranos.

LONDON (Reuters) - They came out of charity. They left withbooming record sales.

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - They came out of charity. They left withbooming record sales.

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Tom Cruise's alien-invasionthriller "War of the Worlds" was the top movie around the worldlast weekend, erasing speculation that the star's antics inrecent months could hurt its prospects at the box office.

Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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