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Entertainment News Archive - May 16, 2006

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Preproduction has been halted on the big-budget, sci-fi comedy "Used Guys," starring Ben Stiller and Jim Carrey. The 20th Century Fox project was to have begun shooting June 11.

By Andrew Wallenstein NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - With football set for Sunday night, NBC put the rest of its primetime backfield in motion during its "upfront" presentation to advertisers Monday at Radio City Music Hall.

By Nellie Andreeva NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Oh, the dramas.

By Eric J. Lyman VATICAN CITY (Hollywood Reporter) - With days left until "The Da Vinci Code" opens in theaters worldwide, calls for boycotts and bans of the highly anticipated Vatican thriller are getting louder -- although some say such strategies are likely to backfire.

By Katie Hasty NEW YORK (Billboard) - Alien Ant Farm will return this summer with its first album since a 2003 European bus crash that killed the band's driver and nearly paralyzed lead singer Dryden Mitchell.

By Leila Cobo MIAMI (Billboard) - Less than a year ago, Rakim & Ken-Y were fighting for space on "El Draft," a compilation of up-and-coming reggaeton acts.

By Gail Mitchell, Hillary Crosley and Michael Paoletta LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Billboard) - Rare is the R&B/hip-hop star who is not working on numerous marketing deals. Paralleling its chart and sales dominance, the genre has watched its business fortunes explode.

LONDON (Reuters) - A video artist best known for filming a dance marathon in Ramallah and a sculptor who offers works comprising twigs, dust and fluff are among the Turner Prize contenders this year. The shortlist for the 25,000 pound art prize was announced on Tuesday.

By Mike Collett-White and Kerstin Gehmlich CANNES

In May 15 story please read in paragraph 7 ... lawyer Pete Gleason ... instead of ...

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'