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Entertainment News Archive - May 17, 2006

By Sheigh Crabtree LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporte

By Carly Mayberry LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - As a backpack journalist traveling solo across the world in dangerous regions, Kevin Sites' load just got a little lighter. Not that the 60 pounds of digital equipment he totes on his back has lessened any.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hip-hop stars Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliott, moonlighting actor Jamie Foxx, and R&B singer Mary J. Blige each picked up four nominations at the BET Awards, which honor the leading black players in music, film/TV and sport, organizers said on Tuesday.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Resurrected rock group Alice in Chains played a free show in its Seattle hometown on Tuesday with help from such local heroes as former Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil and Heart vocalist Ann Wilson, the band's spokeswoman said.

By Kirk Honeycutt CANNES (Hollywood Reporter) - For those who hate Dan Brown's best-selling symbology thriller "The Da Vinci Code," the eagerly awaited and much-hyped movie version beautifully exposes all its flaws and nightmares of logic.

By Anne Thompson CANNES (Hollywood Reporter) - It is a seller's market at Cannes this year as a plethora of American buyers prepare to scour for possible gems. There's always plenty of exciting world-class cinema on view -- but precious few commercial titles to buy.

By Kirk Honeycutt LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - DreamWorks' latest animated film, "Over the Hedge," is a backyard ecological comedy outfitted with some fine, silly slapstick and clever animal characters.

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thais will be able to see the unexpurgated version of the controversial movie "The Da Vinci Code" after a successful appeal on Wednesday against a censor's order that the last 10 minutes be sliced off.

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Beatle Paul McCartney and his second wife Heather Mills are to separate after four years of marriage, the couple confirmed in a statement on Wednesday.

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Former Beatle Paul McCartney and his second wife Heather Mills are to separate after four years of marriage, the couple confirmed in a statement on Wednesday, blaming media intrusion into their private life.

Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.