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Entertainment News Archive - May 15, 2006

NEW YORK (Reuters) - News Corp.'s MySpace.com will begin selling episodes of Fox's "24" next week as part of a plan to turn the popular teen website into a business rivaling Yahoo Inc. and Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes, according to the Wall Street Journal.

By Scott Roxborough BERLIN (Hollywood Reporter) - "The Lives of Others," a gripping drama about the East German secret service, the Stasi, overthrew the competition at Germany's top film awards, winning seven prizes, including best picture.

LONDON (Reuters) - A lawsuit filed by Bob Marley's bass guitarist Aston "Family Man" Barrett, who is seeking 60 million pounds ($113.2 million) in unpaid royalties from Island Records and the Marley family, is due to be decided in London's High Court on Monday.

By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - A power

Reclusive rocker W. Axl Rose was on his best behavior as the new-look Guns N' Roses played its first concerts in more than three years over the weekend and dusted off a few songs from its long-delayed album.

LONDON (Reuters) - A UK judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit filed by Bob Marley's bass guitarist Aston "Family Man" Barrett, who was seeking 60 million pounds ($113 million) in unpaid royalties from Island Records and the Marley family.

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese media have speculated that flashes of underwear and other "inappropriate" images in the China scenes of Mission Impossible 3 (MI3) might jeopardize the mainland release of Tom Cruise's latest Hollywood blockbuster.

LONDON (Reuters) - London's High Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Bob Marley's bass guitarist Aston "Family Man" Barrett, who was seeking 60 million pounds ($113 million) in unpaid royalties from Island Records and the Marley family.

GENEVA (Reuters) - Naomi Watts, the Oscar-nominated actress who starred in King Kong and Mulholland Drive, was named on Monday as a special United Nations envoy on HIV/AIDS.

By Adam Pasick LONDON (Reuters) - Aston "Familyman" Barrett, the bass player for Bob Marley and the Wailers, has lost a 60 million pound ($113.6 million) lawsuit over royalties and song-writing credits that pitted him against Island Records and the Marley family.

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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