Entertainment News Archive - May 18, 2006

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - First reviews for "The Da Vinci Code" may be mostly scathing, but box office experts say they expect the Mona Lisa to keep smiling all the way to the bank this weekend.

By Sheigh Crabtree LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Rocky is back in the ring just in time for Christmas. "Rocky Balboa," the next installment of the saga about the beloved boxer from Philadelphia -- written, directed by and starring Sylvester Stallone -- will be distributed in the U.S.

By Charles Masters CANNES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Paris, je t'aime" (Paris, I Love You) may well be a film about amour, but there is little love lost between the producers of this collection of vignettes directed by the likes of Gus Van Sant, Alexander Payne and Wes Craven.

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Fox, the home of "24" and "Prison Break," is loading up on more intense dramas next season.

By Alex Woodson NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - A

BEIJING (Reuters) - China, in dispute with the Vatican over its appointment of bishops without papal approval, hosted a premiere of "The Da Vinci Code" hours before the gala opening at Cannes, Xinhua news agency said on Thursday.

By Kerstin Gehmlich CANNES, France (Reuters) - Ken Loach's new film on the 1920 struggle for independence from Britain in rural Ireland teaches lessons on conflicts like today's war in Iraq, the director said as he showed the film in Cannes on Thursday.

By Gordon Bell SWAKOPMUND, Namibia (Reuters) - Paparazzi gathered in Namibia are pacing the floor like anxious fathers in a maternity ward.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Veteran Broadway producer and composer Cy Feuer, who produced the classic musical "Guys and Dolls," has died at the age of 95 in New York.

By Bob Tourtellotte CANNES, France (Reuters) - Chinese director Lou Ye said on Thursday he would consider changing his new film "Summer Palace," which features explicit sex and political drama, to meet censors' demands in his home country.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).