Entertainment News Archive - March 06, 2006

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Cras

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Acerbic comedian Jon Stewart made his debut as Oscar host on Sunday with lots of good-natured jokes about gay cowboys and Hollywood excess while aiming his sharpest barbs at his two favorite targets -- journalists and politicians.

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Philip Seymour Hoffman won the Oscar for best actor as Hollywood showed its political colors on Sunday by awarding George Clooney and Rachel Weisz supporting acting honors for two message movies.

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Gritty race relations drama "Crash" pulled a stunning upset at the Oscars on Sunday, winning the best film award over highly favored gay romance "Brokeback Mountain" in a night heavy with political messages.

By Bernie Woodall LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Oscars gave its top prize on Sunday to a movie set in its own backyard, Los Angeles, a city with a sunny exterior that in "Crash" is pierced to yield darkness and mistrust based on race. "Crash" examines 36 hours in the lives of about a dozen L.A.

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Oscars opened the closet door to gay-themed films but shut it almost as quickly.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Canadian-owned Lionsgate became the first independent studio in five years to win the best-picture Oscar when its urban drama "Crash" surprised observers by taking the top prize on Sunday. The victory marks a key milestone for the Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - First-tim

By Jon Herskovitz and Kim Yeon-hee SEOUL (Reuters) - While Hollywood anointed new stars at the Academy Awards ceremony, South Korea was celebrating its biggest ever box office hit -- a film with subtle gay themes about a tyrannical ruler and his jesters.

By Andrew Wallenstein LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - As the drumbeat begins to deafen in anticipation of the long-awaited final season of "The Sopranos," HBO is sitting pretty.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.