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Entertainment News Archive - March 09, 2006

By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chloe Dao, an aspiring designer from Houston who came to America as a child from war-torn southeast Asia, won the second season of the Bravo fashion-competition hit "Project Runway" on Wednesday, netting a $100,000 cash prize to start her own clothing line.

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - The story of how a Jewish girl survived World War Two, protected her mother's notes from the Nazis and saw them published decades later is as extraordinary as the acclaimed novel about life in occupied France itself.

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fame has not gone to Mexican film director Alfonso Cuaron's head but to his heart.

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian artists have appealed to a British musician famed for the 1970s protest song "Another Brick in the Wall" to cancel a concert in Israel out of solidarity with their fight against Israel's West Bank barrier.

LONDON (Reuters) - Rock singer Pete Doherty spelled out his love for supermodel Kate Moss on Thursday, scribbling a message on the inside of his car windshield after another appearance in a London court on drug possession charges.

LONDON (Reuters) - British soccer and pop music celebrity couple David and Victoria Beckham reached a settlement on Thursday in their libel case against a newspaper that said their marriage was on the rocks.

By Adam Pasick LONDON (Reuters) - A video that recreates the introduction to "The Simpsons" with live actors is spreading across the Internet faster than Homer can say "D'oh" -- part of a viral marketing campaign by UK satellite broadcaster BSkyB.

By Randee Dawn NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Rapper Mos Def ("16 Blocks") and Sophie Okonedo ("Hotel Rwanda") are in final talks to co-star in the indie drama "Stringbean and Marcus," playing two former Black Panther members who have fallen out of love.

LONDON (Reuters) - Irish rock band U2 has postponed the Asia-Pacific leg of its sold-out world tour due to a family illness, the group's promoter said on Thursday.

LONDON (Reuters) - Rock singer Pete Doherty spelled out his love for supermodel Kate Moss on Thursday, scribbling a message on the inside of his car windshield after another appearance in a London court on drug possession charges.

Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.