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
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.