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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

Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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