Entertainment News Archive - February 16, 2006

Vowing to gather the biggest names in music to celebrate New Orleans, organizers of Jazz Fest on Wednesday unveiled an eclectic line-up with the likes of Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Keith Urban along with local legends like Fats Domino.

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Darren Aronofsky, writer/director of "Pi" and "Requiem for a Dream," has signed a first-look deal with Universal Pictures.

By Chris Morris LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - You can practically tell what James Hand's music sounds like from the names of the places he plays: Ginny's Little Longhorn ... Pearl's Dancehall & Saloon ... Riley's Tavern ... the Broken Spoke.

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Longtime TV sports reporter Armen Keteyian will follow his boss, Sean McManus, to CBS News. The Emmy-winning Keteyian will become chief investigative correspondent at CBS News beginning March 6.


An appeals court on Wednesday refused to reinstate an order granting Michael Jackson sole custody of his two children with ex-wife Debbie Rowe.

By Gregg Goldstein NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - This year's Oscar-nominated live-action and animated short films are coming to theaters and small screens across the country, through a partnership between Magnolia Pictures and U.K.-based Shorts International.

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The cast of Sony's "Casino Royale" remake is near completion. Mads Mikkelsen will fill the shoes of James Bond nemesis Le Chiffre, sources confirmed.

By Ed Kaufman LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - While not the best Cy Coleman musical, "Barnum" is still a razzle-dazzle evening with a lot of flash and humbug.

By Thomas K. Arnold LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The controversy over Vice President Dick Cheney's shooting of a hunting buddy was quickly dubbed "Quailgate" by the media, a nod to the legacy of Watergate. Warner Home Video couldn't have asked for better publicity for an upcoming release.

Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. is in advanced talks with four top music companies on starting a digital music service as early as this summer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.