Entertainment News Archive - March 30, 2006

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Innovative funk rocker Prince scored his first No. 1 album on the U.S. pop charts in almost 17 years with his latest release, "3121," his record label said on Wednesday.

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - While actors young enough to be her grandchildren come and go on television, soap opera veteran Helen Wagner has earned a place in the Guinness World Records by playing one role for 50 years.

By Kirk Honeycutt LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - There is nothing new about moviemakers employing nonprofessionals. The recent Berlin festival winner "Longing" used only nonpro actors.

By Jesse Hiestand LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - A stuntman who was badly burned on the set of "Mission: Impossible 3" filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Paramount Pictures, Tom Cruise's production company, and others who allegedly were responsible for the incident.

By Paul J. Gough WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter) - The usual levity that marks the annual Radio-Television Correspondents Assn. dinner briefly made way Wednesday for emotional tributes to injured ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff and his late predecessor Peter Jennings.

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - A complete First Folio edition of William Shakespeare's plays, in prime condition and still in its 17th century calf leather binding, is expected to fetch up to 3.5 million pounds when it goes on sale in July.

LONDON (Reuters) - Apple Computer opened its defense in London's High Court on Thursday against charges by the Beatles' company, Apple Corps Ltd., that it had violated a 1991 trademark agreement by moving into the music business.

Supermodel Naomi Campbell was arrested at her Park Avenue home on Thursday and charged with assaulting her housekeeper, New York City police said.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood actor Matt LeBlanc, who played the good-humored ladies' man Joey on the smash hit television comedy "Friends," filed for divorce on Thursday from his wife of three years, Melissa Sue.

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A documentary TV series chronicling Barry Bonds' upcoming 2006 baseball season will take an honest look at the steroid scandal surrounding the slugger, but his lawyers can review the episodes before they air, the producer said on Thursday.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.