Entertainment News Archive - May 01, 2006

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Kyle Newman has signed on to direct "Revenge of the Nerds," a remake of the seminal 1984 teen comedy. The project is being developed by Fox Atomic, the new young-adult genre division of Fox Filmed Entertainment.

By Kimberly Nordyke LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Pop singers Nick and Aaron Carter are coming to E! Entertainment Television in a reality series focusing on their unwieldy family. "The Carters" is one of several shows for the upcoming season that the cable channel will announce Monday.

By Gail Schiller LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Even though it stumbled with its first official foray into Hollywood, coffee retailer Starbucks Corp. has hired the William Morris Agency to identify additional opportunities in the entertainment world.

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - "Desperate Housewives" and "Grey's Anatomy" helped ABC's case Sunday as it battled Fox for the adults 18-49 demographic in the first Sunday of May sweeps.

By Martin A. Grove LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - German director Wolfgang Petersen likes to get his feet wet.

By Jonathan Cohen PALM DESERT, California (Billboard) - Madonna made her festival debut at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in southern California, performing six songs Sunday in front of one of the largest crowds ever to witness an artist at the two-day event.

By Jeffrey Jones NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - It's a collaboration that grew from Hurricane Katrina, and now Elvis Costello and New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint have cemented the relationship with songs that won hearts in the battered city.

By Hy Hollinger LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]