Entertainment News Archive - March 01, 2006

By Sheigh Crabtree LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Oscar-winning special-effects maven John Dykstra is set to make his directing debut on "Tortoise and Hippo," a film inspired by a photo that circulated following the Asian tsunami.

By Ed Cropley VUNG TAU, Vietnam (Reuters) - Disgraced British "glam rocker" Gary Glitter faces Vietnamese justice on Thursday when he appears before a communist People's Court on charges of molesting young girls.

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Repor

LONDON (Reuters) - Two security guards were shot at a Kanye West concert in Birmingham after a man tried to get in without a ticket, police said on Wednesday. The shootings occurred at the front entrance of the NEC Arena at about 10 p.m.

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A group of Israelis who lost children to Palestinian suicide bombings appealed on Wednesday to organizers of next week's Academy Awards to disqualify a film exploring the reasoning behind such attacks.

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - Animals on stage, runways covered with straw or sand, museums and theatres turned into glitzy fashion palaces -- Catwalk shows are spectacular. But is the costly extravaganza worth it? Sector analysts say the answer is yes.

By Katie Hasty NEW YORK (Billboard) - After seven weeks on the chart, the soundtrack to Disney Channel's "High School Musical" jumped five places to No. 1 on the U.S.

Believe it or not, George Clooney has never been to the Academy Awards.

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Budding Canadian film makers looking for a big break may want to think small -- about 2 inches by 2 inches to be exact -- organizers of Canada's first mobile film festival said on Wednesday.

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The turmoil of the Middle East will have a front-row seat at this year's Oscars.

Word of the Day
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.