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Entertainment News Archive - March 03, 2006

By Ed Cropley VUNG TAU, Vietnam (Reuters) - A Vietnamese court sentenced British "glam rocker" Gary Glitter to three years in jail on Friday for molesting two young girls, although if he wins early parole he could be free by Christmas.

By Brian Fuson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Although several films are vying for the top spots at the box office this Academy Awards weekend, there is no absolute front-runner, and none looks likely to crack the $20 million mark.

By Kirk Honeycutt LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The director of an Oscar-nominated film exploring motivations of Palestinian suicide bombers said in an interview published on Friday that he thought pro-Israel lobbying would prevent him winning a prize.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Almost exactly a year since the release of his last studio album, "Devils & Dust," Bruce Springsteen will return April 25 with the first covers set of his career.

BERLIN (Reuters) - A court ruled on Friday that a film that closely mirrors the true story of a German man who killed and ate a willing victim cannot be shown in Germany because it violates the rights of the real-life cannibal.

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Film star Jessica Alba demanded that Playboy magazine pull its March issue, saying on Thursday that its editors made her an unwitting cover girl and misled readers into thinking they could see her nude inside.

By Ed Cropley VUNG TAU, Vietnam (Reuters) - A Vietnamese court sentenced British "glam rocker" Gary Glitter to three years in jail on Friday for molesting two 11-year-old girls, although he could be free by Christmas if he wins early parole.

By Sue Zeidler LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice said on Thursday it has opened an investigation into possible anti-competitive pricing of online music by the world's major music labels.

By Karey Wutkowski WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top official at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission wants Hollywood to send flashy doses of investor education into America's living rooms.

Word of the Day
inwit
  • Inward knowledge; understanding; conscience.
The word 'inwit' comes from Middle English inwit ("mind, reason, intellect, understanding; soul, spirit; feeling; the collection of inner faculties; one of five inner faculties; one of the outer bodily senses.; inward awareness of right or wrong, conscience"), from Old English *inwitt, inġewitnes ("consciousness, conscience, knowledge, knowing"), equivalent to in- +‎ wit. (Wiktionary)
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