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Entertainment News Archive - May 20, 2006

By Bob Tourtellotte CANNES, France (Reuters) - "The DaVinci Code" may have fizzled with critics at Cannes, but the second major Hollywood movie to sweep into the festival, "Dreamgirls," cast a spell over audiences that led to early Oscar buzz.

By Bob Tourtellotte CANNES, France (Reuters) - "The Da Vinci Code" may have fizzled with critics at Cannes, but the second major Hollywood movie to sweep into the festival, "Dreamgirls," cast a spell over audiences that led to early Oscar buzz.

By Kerstin Gehmlich CANNES, France (Reuters) - Os

In his provocative new film "Shortbus," U.S. director John Cameron Mitchell is seeking to demystify sex on screen by making it real.

By Mike Collett-White CANNES (Reuters) - Penelope Cruz, one of the few European actresses able to command major roles on both sides of the Atlantic, will always consider herself a Hollywood outsider.

ATHENS (Reuters) - Finland was the surprise winner of the 51st Eurovision song contest on Saturday with the monster-themed hard rock band Lordi beating 23 other competitors.

ATHENS (Reuters) - Finland was the surprise winner of the 51st Eurovision song contest on Saturday with the monster-themed rock band Lordi beating 23 other competitors.

ROME (Reuters) - "The Da Vinci Code" has broken box office records in Roman Catholic Italy as tens of thousands of Italians ignored Vatican calls to boycott the film.

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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