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Entertainment News Archive - March 16, 2006

By Chris Morris LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Alejandro Escovedo says he's feeling great. Unless you know what the Austin-based musician has been through in the past few years, that won't strike you as news, but his fans will be grateful to hear it.

By Tatiana Siegel LAS VEGAS (Hollywood Reporter) - More than half of moviegoers dislike watching advertisements on the big screen, but less than 20% allow the ads to influence their choice of film or theater, according to a study released Wednesday.

By Chris Morris LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Alejandro Escovedo says he's feeling great. Unless you know what the Austin-based musician has been through in the past few years, that won't strike you as news, but his fans will be grateful to hear it.

By Ray Richmond LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Simon Cowell -- the famed nasty "American Idol" judge -- has duplicated the talent show's format and zeitgeist in his quest to unearth a hot new product from an amateur Edison.

By John DeFore AUSTIN, Texas (Hollywood Reporter) - In a political environment that can brew controversy out of allegorical children's fables or a documentary about penguins, it is hard to imagine the intensity of feeling that will greet "V for Vendetta," a movie whose heroes are terrorists.

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - She has not appeared in court and little is known about her.

LONDON (Reuters) - Bob Marley's bass player launched a lawsuit in London's High Court on Thursday against the late reggae legend's family and record label, claiming he and his drummer brother were the "bedrock" of Marley's music.

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch bank got a bonus on Thursday when police turned up with its stolen Van Gogh painting during an earnings news conference.

By Talal Malik LONDON (Reuters) - A former goat herder and male stripper has sold twice as many records as Madonna in recent weeks to become the first Arab to top the British pop singles chart since records began 44 years ago. "Mashallah (Thank God) - it's beyond dreams.

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - World leaders have their faults, former South Africa President Nelson Mandela said on Thursday, regaling the cast of an Oscar-winning gangster movie with tales of his own teenage years as a pig thief.

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.