Entertainment News Archive - March 22, 2006

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Australian director Robert Luketic, whose credits include "Monster-in-Law" and "Legally Blonde," is in talks to shoot a feature about a group of young men who become experts in the art of card counting.

By Alexandria Sage LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The capital of the movie industry may finally be gaining the respect it craves from fashion watchers this week, as it rolls out its home-grown talent in an eclectic series of runway shows.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler will undergo throat surgery this week, forcing the veteran rock band to scrap the remaining 12 dates on its North American tour, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

MIAMI (Reuters) - A Miami-based dancer is suing the owners and producers of the Broadway musical "Movin' Out" for more than $100 million in damages on grounds that she was emotionally abused and fired after her breasts grew too large for her costumes.

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - It seemed like the perfect gimmick: a celebrity porn star would launch her own wine, with her alluring picture on the label.

By Ian MacKenzie EDINBURGH (Reuters) - The Edinburgh International Festival unveiled its 2006 program on Wednesday including a topical Shakespearean play on political corruption along with theater, music and dance offerings from around the world.

By Jeffrey Goldfarb BERLIN (Reuters) - Recent controversy surrounding two Random House bestsellers has not dented sales, but one of them may change the way memoirs are issued, the publisher's chief executive said on Wednesday.

By Katie Hasty NEW YORK (Billboard) - After nine consecutive weeks of sales increases, the soundtrack to the Disney cable TV movie "High School Musical" returned to the top of the U.S. pop album chart Wednesday.

By Danny Glenwright TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian television viewers may soon see controversial Tourism Australia ads that pose the question, "So where the bloody hell are you?" after the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. decided this week to accept the ads in all but two of its programs.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Contrary

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.