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Entertainment News Archive - March 15, 2006

By Kimberly Nordyke LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Most syndicated shows were down during the February sweep compared with a year ago as NBC's coverage of the 2006 Winter Olympics caused many pre-emptions and time-period shifts.

By Borys Kit and Sheigh Crabtree LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Kanye West is digging for big screen gold. The Grammy-winning rapper will executive produce and appear in an innovative feature film inspired by his music.

BERLIN (Reuters) - Harrison Ford is ready to jump back into his favorite film role and begin shooting the fourth Indiana Jones movie soon, a German magazine quoted the Hollywood actor as saying on Wednesday. "Steven Spielberg and I now have a script in hand that we both like.

By Simon Cameron-Moore ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush went home two weeks ago, but ever since his visit Pakistanis have been watching multiple daily repeats of an animated television satire of his meeting with their own president.

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - The historians suing "The Da Vinci Code" author Dan Brown's publisher for copyright infringement "were in danger of making fools of themselves," a witness said on Wednesday.

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By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two months after jumping to satellite radio, shock jock Howard Stern took his feud with his former bosses to their own airwaves in a late-night TV rant against CBS Corp.

Author Dan Brown conceded on Wednesday that some of the ideas he took from two historians who accuse him of plagiarism were essential to "The Da Vinci Code," but said the bestseller had many other important themes too.

By Gina Keating LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Movie theater owners gave an enthusiastic reception to Pixar Animation Studios Inc.'s film "Cars" at its first public screening at a Las Vegas trade show late on Tuesday.

NEW YORK (Billboard) - New Orleans rapper Juvenile scored the No. 1 spot on the U.S. albums chart for the first time in his career Wednesday, while English singer/songwriter James Blunt soared seven places to a new high of No.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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