Entertainment News Archive - May 02, 2006

By Gina Keating LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - AMC Theatres, the U.S. movie theater chain that introduced the megaplex, on Tuesday said it would devote 72 screens in 39 domestic markets to art-house fare in a nod to the growing influence of the genre and of the over-40 movie fans who support it.

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Charles, who caused a stir by describing Chinese officials as "appalling old waxworks," has failed to make the cut at Shanghai's new Madame Tussauds Museum. Charles's late wife, Princess Diana, and their elder son, Prince William, are on display.

By Gregg Goldstein NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Jack Black is set to star in the eccentric comedy "Be Kind Rewind," playing a junkyard worker whose brain is magnetized, destroying every tape in his friend's video store and forcing the pair to remake the lost films.

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - David E. Kelley's modestly rated comedy-drama "Boston Legal" will return for a third season, sources said.

After directing Mexico's all-time box office champ, Carlos Carrera is making a comfortable living off film. Or so one might think.

By Mimi Turner LONDON (Hollywood Reporter) - Its glossy new London offices may not be fully completed, but anticipation is already building for the summer launch of an English-language version of Al Jazeera, the Arab broadcaster denounced by U.S.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is making "a speedy recovery" in a New Zealand hospital after a mysterious accident, and the band's world tour is on schedule to resume later this month in Spain, according to their spokeswoman.

OSLO (Reuters) - A Norwegian court found three men guilty on Tuesday of the theft of Edvard Munch's masterpieces "The Scream" and "Madonna" from an Oslo museum in 2004 and acquitted three others. The six had pleaded not guilty in February.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. on Tuesday said it will offer "Orcs & Elves," a fantasy role-playing game from the makers of the blockbuster "Doom" titles, to Verizon Wireless customers later this month.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.