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Entertainment News Archive - March 29, 2006

VALLETTA (Reuters) - James Bond star Roger Moore, known for his polished use of a Walther PPK and license to kill, has admitted that he never liked guns.

LONDON (Reuters) - Welsh singing legend Tom Jones was knighted by Queen Elizabeth on Wednesday in honor of the hip-swiveling star's four decades of performing. Jones, 65, whose real name is Thomas Woodward, received the accolade for services to music at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London.

By Barry Garron LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Sometimes, critics chide WB Network for overdosing on series that are mostly about sex, love and dating with casts chosen as much for their magazine cover potential as for their acting talent.

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Everybody knows Rodeo Drive," says "Heist" writer/producer Mark Cullen.

By John Gaudiosi LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Roger Avary, best known as the Oscar-winning co-writer of "Pulp Fiction," has been an avid video gamer all of his life.

By Gregg Goldstein NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - For many an ambitious independent filmmaker, the elation of being accepted into a premier film festival like Sundance quickly is replaced by the disappointment of leaving Park City without having attracted the interest of a distributor.

By Leah Eichler LONDON (Reuters) - Caricatures are meant to provoke -- and sometimes they can turn deadly, as the furor surrounding the Prophet Mohammed cartoons has shown.

There's no second take on stage, but that may not matter when you're Julia Roberts.

Executives from top movie theater chains on Wednesday dismissed calls to shorten the period between a film's release on the big screen and on DVD, saying it would be harmful to studios, theaters and consumers.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bubbly "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul has signed on for three more years as the counterpoint to brutally honest Simon Cowell on TV's hottest show, the Fox network said on Wednesday.

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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