Entertainment News Archive - February 23, 2006

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Oscar winners Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman have signed up for an Australian historical epic to be directed by Baz Luhrmann, Luhrmann's publicist said on Thursday.

By Sue Zeidler LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It may not be Broadway, but live theater in Los Angeles offers audiences plenty of entertainment, from seeing stars in stage classics to even a musical about their favorite local celebrity scandal.

By Fernanda Ezabella SALVADOR, Brazil (Reuters) - U2 frontman Bono and British DJ Fatboy Slim are among the foreign celebrities joining Carnival festivities in Salvador, northeastern Brazil, one of the world's biggest street parties.

LONDON (Reuters) - The Arctic Monkeys, who have ridden a wave of Internet hype to top the charts, stole the headlines at the NME music awards on Thursday with three prizes, including Best British Band.

By Clara Ferreira-Marques MILAN (Reuters) - There are times when even Milan's sleek fashion pack lose their cool.

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - He's a legendary master of old-time radio drama, but 95 year-old Norman Corwin has a thing or two to say about the movies, starting with what he called a new sense of moviemaking that challenges convention.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. author James Frey, who admitted last month he made up much of his best-selling memoir "A Million Little Pieces," has been dropped by his publisher, Riverhead Books, Frey's representative said on Thursday.

By Clover Hope NEW YORK (Billboard) - Beyonce's "Check On It" featuring Slim Thug holds on tight to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, registering a fifth straight week at the summit. James Blunt's "You're Beautiful" stays at No.

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Marvin Gaye fans will soon get to see a collection of career-spanning TV performances by the R&B legend when the DVD "The Real Thing in Performance: 1964-1981" hits store shelves April 4.

By Jeff Vrabel JACKSONVILLE, Florida (Billboard) - Despite dropping hints that he'd be taking the summer off, Jimmy Buffett has announced a handful of dates for a 2006 summer tour.

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