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Entertainment News Archive - February 12, 2006

By Hanna Rantala BERLIN (Reuters) - He has three Oscar nominations this year. He is one of Hollywood's biggest heartthrobs. He is winning plaudits for making good, serious films that tackle corruption, both political and corporate. But George Clooney isn't letting it go to his head.

By Angus MacSwan SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Roll over, bossa nova. The Rolling Stones are taking over Rio de Janeiro's famed Copacabana Beach next Saturday for what promises to be a historic rock'n'roll extravaganza.

Portrayed in the best-selling novel "The Da Vinci Code" as a secretive cult willing to murder to defend a fictional 2,000-year-old Catholic cover-up, Opus Dei is promoting its softer side before the movie of the book arrives in May.

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli diplomats and Jewish groups are lobbying organizers of next month's Academy Awards not to present a nominated film about Palestinian suicide bombers as coming from "Palestine," a newspaper said on Sunday.

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comic actor Steve Martin brought Inspector Clouseau back to the big screen in triumphant style as a remake of "The Pink Panther" pounced to the top of the North American box office this weekend, according to studio estimates on Sunday.

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel and U.S. Jewish groups have lobbied organizers of next month's Academy Awards not to present a nominated film about Palestinian suicide bombers as coming from "Palestine," an Israeli diplomat said on Sunday.

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By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comic actor Steve Martin brought Inspector Clouseau back to the big screen in triumphant style as a remake of "The Pink Panther" pounced to the top of a snowy North American box office this weekend, according to studio estimates on Sunday.

New Orleans residents began the first post-Katrina Mardi Gras parade season with a mixture of pride, defiance and a touch of nonchalance.

By Jesse Hiestand LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Walk the Line" won for production design on a contemporary film and "Memoirs of a Geisha" took the prize for period or fantasy film as the Art Directors Guild celebrated its 10th annual awards Saturday.

Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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