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Entertainment News Archive - February 22, 2006

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hell hath no fury like a real estate mogul feeling dissed by a doyenne of gracious living.

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Stung by lower-than-expected ratings on the broadcast network and a lackluster performance by the U.S. team in Turin, NBC went on the offensive this week as the two-week Winter Olympics skied into its final days.

By Carly Mayberry LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC broke new ground Tuesday with its legal drama "Conviction," becoming the first network to premiere a primetime series in the iTunes Music Store for free and before its televised broadcast.

By Clara Ferreira-Marques MILAN (Reuters) - It may have been floaty flowers last season, but Gucci's Frida Giannini brought back a touch of designer Tom Ford for next winter with a short-and-sexy 70s-inspired collection that resurrected the glam rock era.

By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - What do

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Porn star Jenna Jameson will lend her voice to an animated series produced by Viacom's Comedy Central that will be delivered to mobile phone users, the network said on Wednesday.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Vocalist Carnie Wilson will release her solo debut, "A Motherâs Gift: Lullabies From the Heart," on May 2 via Big3 Records. The 12-track album was inspired by the 2005 birth of the former Wilson Phillips principal's first child, Lola Sofia.

By Katie Hasty NEW YORK (Billboard) - For the first time in his career, singer Jaheim has reached the top of the Billboard 200, nabbing the crown with his album "Ghetto Classics." Bowing at No. 1 on the big chart as well as the Top R&B Albums list, the Divine Mill/Warner Bros.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe, Bright Eyes, Rufus Wainwright, Fischerspooner, Public Enemy's Chuck D, Devendra Banhart and Peaches have signed on for "Bring 'Em Home Now," a March 20 concert at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom.

By Jonathan Landreth BEIJING (Hollywood Reporter) - In a move that could benefit its nascent domestic animation industry, China has banned from television any new shows that combine animation with live actors.

Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.