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Entertainment News Archive - February 24, 2006

By Gregg Kilday LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Warner Bros. Pictures' "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" has crossed the $600 million mark in international receipts and ranks fifth among all-time international releases.

By Gail Schiller LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Felicity Huffman is starring in a series of Dove webisodes directed by Penny Marshall that transport the Oscar-nominated actress into the homes of beloved TV moms Carol Brady, Lily Munster and June Cleaver.

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Director Simon West, whose "When a Stranger Calls" recently opened at No. 1 for Screen Gems, is booking another reservation with the Sony genre label. West is in negotiations to direct the horror thriller "Vacancy" for Screen Gems.

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Golden Globe winners Rachel Griffiths and Calista Flockhart have been tapped to star in ABC's drama pilot "Brothers & Sisters." The project is a family soap centering on adult siblings.

By Scott Roxborough COLOGNE, Germany (Hollywood Reporter) - German multiplex giant CinemaxX has pulled the Turkish action blockbuster "Valley of the Wolves: Iraq" from theaters after accusations that the film, which stars Billy Zane and Gary Busey, is anti-Semitic and anti-American.

By James Kilner OSLO (Reuters) - Rock stars Bono and Bob Geldof are among 191 nominees for this year's Nobel Peace Prize -- the second longest list in the prize's 105-year history.

By James Kilner OSLO (Reuters) - Rock stars Bono and Bob Geldof are among 191 nominees for this year's Nobel Peace Prize -- the second longest list in the prize's 105-year history.

By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It began as a simple love story between two gay cowboys that movie critics wondered whether America would embrace. But in three short months, "Brokeback Mountain" is not only an Oscar front-runner but has found its way into U.S.

By Clara Ferreira-Marques MILAN (Reuters) - Versace may be best known for its brash sexiness, but Donatella ditched the PVC trousers on Friday with a sleek collection that built on the label's strengths -- impeccable tailoring and slinky siren dresses.

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The ABC network, flush from its blockbuster Super Bowl telecast, is reaping yet another bonanza from its upcoming Oscar show, traditionally one of the most watched events of the year on U.S. television.

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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