Entertainment News Archive - February 19, 2006

Veteran rock group the Rolling Stones treated 1 million delirious fans to a rock 'n' roll spectacle with a free show on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach on Saturday night in what was one of the biggest rock concerts ever.

By Mike Collett-White BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S. directors Robert Altman and Sidney Lumet, both in their eighties, brought new works to the Berlin film festival this year, and both returned to familiar territory in the twilight of their careers.

BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva hosted singer and social activist Bono of the Irish rock band U2 for lunch on Sunday at his presidential retreat.

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - "Brokeback Mountain," already a hot favorite for next month's Hollywood Oscars, was the big star of the night at the British Film Academy awards on Sunday, scooping four BAFTAs.

By Debbie Bell LONDON (Reuters) - For George Clooney, it was the ultimate Oscar -- his father loved "Good Night, and Good Luck." The tale of CBS newsman Edward R.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A letter by author William Faulkner complaining about a screenwriting contract with a Hollywood studio sold today for nearly $18,000, according to auction house Bonhams & Butterfields.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.