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Entertainment News Archive - March 02, 2006

By Jesse Hiestand and Anne Thompson LOS ANGELES (

By Chris Morris LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - It's an arresting image: Hank Williams, wild-eyed and skeletal, pierced with arrows like the Christian martyr St. Sebastian.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - U.K. singer/songwriter James Blunt has reached No.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - After months of rumors, Madonna has confirmed she will perform April 30 at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., 130 miles east of Los Angeles.

By Ed Cropley VUNG TAU, Vietnam (Reuters) - Communist Vietnam has never seen scenes like it -- dozens of foreign reporters, TV cameramen and photographers engulfing a defendant outside a courthouse.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Carlos Santana and Herbie Hancock joined roots-rockers Los Lobos on stage Wednesday during a fundraiser that saluted the guitarist's charity work.

LONDON (Reuters) - Actor Jack Wild, best known for playing the Artful Dodger as a teenager in the 1968 film "Oliver!," has died from cancer aged 53. Nominated for an Oscar for that role aged just 16, he went on to star in the U.S. television series "H.R.

By Ed Cropley VUNG TAU, Vietnam (Reuters) - Vietnamese prosecutors demanded on Thursday that disgraced British "glam rocker" Gary Glitter serve three to four years in jail if found guilty of molesting two young girls, his lawyer said.

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - They are young, creative and ambitious. But the row of new designers presenting collections for big fashion houses in Paris this week face no easy task following in the giant footsteps left by famous predecessors.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - One of four paintings by European masters stolen last week from a Rio de Janeiro museum was put up for sale on an Internet auction site for $13 million, Brazil's federal police said on Thursday.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.