Entertainment News Archive - February 21, 2006
By Angus MacSwan SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Irish rock group U2 gave a lesson in human rights and urged Brazilians to help end poverty in their country in a spectacular concert on Monday night at a Sao Paulo soccer stadium.
By Cynthia Littleton and Jesse Hiestand LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - It's a ritual of pilot season: Talent representatives complain about ever-tougher provisions in the standard studio contract offers to low-level actors, writers and producers.
By Scott Roxborough BERLIN (Hollywood Reporter) - "Grbavica," an emotional tale of war and rape and their consequences from first-time Bosnian director Jasmila Zbanic, won the Golden Bear for best film at the 2006 Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday.
LONDON (Reuters) - The BBC has been chastised by the UK media regulator for broadcasting profanity and offensive language from artists including Madonna, Green Day and Snoop Dogg during last summer's Live 8 concert.
By Craig Modderno LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - She ran with the Rat Pack, made her film debut in a movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock and won an Oscar. But Shirley MacLaine says one thing she never did was sleep with anyone to get a job.
SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - The leader of the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, visited his Brazilian son at school on Monday in Sao Paulo, eyewitnesses said, two days after his band performed a free concert for more than a million fans on Copacabana beach.
DUBLIN (Reuters) - It was a shot that lasted just a second, but the appearance of Irish novel "The Third Policeman" on cult television series "Lost" has thrust one of Ireland's less celebrated authors into the limelight.
By Troy Carpenter INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (Billboar
Please read "Susan Hayward" instead of "Susan Heyward" in paragraph 19. By Craig Modderno LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - She ran with the Rat Pack, made her film debut in a movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock and won an Oscar.
By Shiraz Sidhva PARIS (Hollywood Reporter) - Jac
- A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
- A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
- In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
- The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
- A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.