Entertainment News Archive - March 18, 2006

(Corrects headline to say dead at 92) A corrected repetition follows. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fashion designer Oleg Cassini, who created gowns for former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and for many Hollywood films, died on Friday, a spokeswoman said. He was 92.

By Melinda Newman LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Close to 10 years after his death, Townes Van Zandt remains revered by other tunesmiths, especially fellow Texans like Guy Clark, Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, Joe Ely and Norah Jones.

By Phyllis Stark NASHVILLE (Billboard) - Actors J

By Melinda Newman and Ray Waddell LOS ANGELES/NASHVILLE (Billboard) - Tom Petty is putting the finishing touches on a new solo album, "Highway Companion," expected to be released in June.

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