Entertainment News Archive - May 14, 2006

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - At least two of the Big Four broadcast networks will carry President Bush's address to the nation on immigration Monday. As of Friday, NBC and Fox said they would carry the president's speech from 8 p.m. to 8:20 p.m. EDT.

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The archeologists of Brilliant But Canceled are back in action again, and that's good news for anyone with an appetite for off-the-beaten-track programs that suffered premature deaths in their first incarnations.

By Cynthia Littleton and Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Despite all the misty-eyed talk of farewells last week, the long-running WB Network drama "7th Heaven" is expected to move to the new CW Network for an 11th season in the fall.

By Tatiana Siegel and Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Chris Rock will direct and star in the comedy "I Think I Love My Wife," which begins shooting this month in New York. He replaces Charles Stone ("Mr. 3000"), who recently dropped out of the Fox Searchlight project.

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Former "Ally McBeal" star Calista Flockhart will return to primetime next season in the ABC family soap "Brothers & Sisters," which also stars Rachel Griffiths. "Brothers" was one of four dramas to get the network's greenlight Friday.

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Mission: Impossible III" dominated the international marketplace for a second weekend, as its total rose to a robust $129.2 million. The estimated weekend haul of $40.5 million represented a relatively modest drop of 42% from its opening salvo.

By Cynthia Littleton and Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Tina Fey and Andy Richter are bound for NBC's primetime schedule next season. Exactly where on the schedule their new comedy series will land was anyone's guess as of Sunday.

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine hawkers are repackaging a documentary on the "The Da Vinci Code" as an authentic version of the movie, cashing in on public interest in the religious thriller ahead of its release this week.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.