Entertainment News Archive - February 03, 2006

The dodos came home to roost on Thursday in Kansas with the unveiling of a documentary film exploring the ongoing U.S. debate over how evolution should be taught to school children.

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam will try 61-year-old British glam rocker Gary Glitter for child molestation in late February, an official said on Friday.

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A conservative advocacy group that urged a boycott of NBC's recently canceled drama about a pill-popping priest turned its wrath on Thursday to an upcoming "Will & Grace" episode that it says will mock Christ's crucifixion.

By Anne Thompson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Once upon a time, you checked your local newspaper's film critic for advice about what to see on any given weekend.

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Imelda Staunton, the Oscar-nominated star of "Vera Drake," has been cast as the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher in the fifth Harry Potter picture, which begins principal photography Monday.

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Feature filmmaker Frank Darabont will direct NBC's drama pilot "Seeing Red," which centers on an eccentric, brilliant cop with the ability to talk to dead victims, who help him solve his cases.

By Erik Pedersen LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - J.D. Fortune sat down and looked out at the standing crowd.

Next Friday, George will make his first appearance on the big screen as the star of the animated movie "Curious George," featuring the voices of Will Ferrell and Drew Barrymore.

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - After an infamous tiff between Elton John and Madonna over lip-synching, Britain's Musicians' Union has called on performers to come clean -- audiences should be told if they are miming rather than singing.

Super Bowl advertising may reclaim its reputation for the year's best commercials this weekend as marketers relax and revive the laugh factor.

Word of the Day
  • A hairdresser.
The word 'friseur' comes from French friseur, from friser ("to curl, frizz").