Entertainment News Archive - February 27, 2006

By Frank Segers LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Business was slow at the foreign box office during the weekend, with "Syriana" claiming the No. 1 spot for a U.S. title by garnering an estimated $5.9 million from 20 markets.

By Georg Szalai NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - CNN founder and media icon Ted Turner is ready to say his farewells to the entertainment industry and close a chapter in Time Warner's history.

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A breakthrough in television advertising debuted without fanfare last spring as a brand-name box of crackers appeared on the CBS sitcom "Yes, Dear" for about 20 seconds, seen but hardly noticed by millions of viewers.

Author Dan Brown appeared in court on Monday at the start of a trial in which two historians say he copied their work to write "The Da Vinci Code" best-seller and are suing his British publisher.

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - Global hunger for luxury goods means big bucks for the Paris fashion industry even though high unemployment and weak growth are making European consumers more thrifty.

LONDON (Reuters) - British singer George Michael was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of possessing drugs after he was found slumped in a car in central London, a police source said.

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Author D

By Paul Sexton LONDON (Billboard) - Madonna has logged her second consecutive U.K. No. 1 single from her latest disc, while Jack Johnson surged to the top of the albums chart and Neil Diamond scored his highest ranking on the tally for a new studio set.

LONDON (Reuters) - Pop star George Michael admitt

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Dennis Weaver, best known for playing the loyal, limping deputy to Marshal Matt Dillon on "Gunsmoke" and as the urban lawman with a cowboy hat on "McCloud," has died at age 81, his publicist said on Monday.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).