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Entertainment News Archive - July 06, 2005

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Martha Stewart hates house arrest andresents her electronic ankle bracelet, but the lifestyle gurusays she has fond memories of the five-month prison term sheserved for lying about a stock trade.

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Get real, moviegoers.

OSLO (Reuters) - A Norwegian member of parliament nominated Irish rocker and charity champion Bob Geldof on Wednesday for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for his work to help poor nations. The peace prize is awarded annually by the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

By Margo Whitmire LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Country veteran George Strait earned his third consecutive No. 1 on the U.S. pop charts Wednesday, while British rock band Coldplay slipped to No. 3 after a three-week reign.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Depeche Mode has christened its new album "Playing the Angel," and will promote its expected October release with a North American tour. Dates and venues for the fall trek have yet to be announced. A European run will get underway Jan. 13 in Dresden, Germany.

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Not many TV viewers wanted to be fired or become a Hilton Tuesday. CBS's "Fire Me ...

By Anna Willard PARIS (Reuters) - One hundred years after the birth of Christian Dior, John Galliano paid tribute to the life of the French designer in a show displaying the efforts of the workers who spend hours sewing details on haute couture gowns.

By Anna Willard PARIS (Reuters) - One hundred years after the birth of Christian Dior, John Galliano paid tribute to the life of the French designer in a show displaying the efforts of the workers who spend hours sewing details on haute couture gowns.

By Madeline Chambers and Crispian Balmer GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - Africa campaigners made a final plea to leaders of the world's industrialized nations on Wednesday to boost aid, cancel debt and remove trade barriers to help lift the continent out of poverty.

By Michael Holden EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Rock stars staged a final "Live 8" concert in Edinburgh on Wednesday in a last-minute bid to press world leaders gathering in nearby Gleneagles to do more to alleviate poverty. The free gig featured artists including James Brown and Annie Lennox.

Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.