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Entertainment News Archive - May 21, 2006

(Please note strong language in paragraph 5) CANNES, France (Reuters) - British pop star Elton John launched an expletive-laden tirade against the press in Cannes late on Saturday while presenting an award to a young actor during the annual film festival.

By Mike Collett-White CANNES (Reuters) - The critics panned it. Church leaders called for it to be banned. Yet the makers of "The Da Vinci Code" are confident they have found the box office Holy Grail with one of the biggest openings in cinema history.

By Deborah Evans Price NASHVILLE (Billboard) - Andrae Crouch is celebrating his 40th anniversary in gospel music by releasing his first new studio album in eight years. "Mighty Wind," due May 30 on Verity, showcases a veteran artist still at the forefront of contemporary gospel music.

By Ray Waddell NASHVILLE (Billboard) - Coming soon to a theater near you: more concerts from today's hottest acts.

By Jeffrey de Hart and Juliana Koranteng STOCKHOLM/SYDNEY (Billboard) - The latest batch of ringtone repertoire has a familiar ring to it.

By Kimberly Nordyke LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Jennifer Lopez is bringing her "Moves" to MTV, which has given the green light to her reality series revolving around the lives of dancers working to make it in the business.

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday that Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone was planning to film a movie about the 2002 coup in Venezuela that briefly ousted the former army officer. Chavez, a harsh critic of the United States, says U.S.

By Lesley Wroughton ABUJA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Rock star and activist Bono, pressing wealthy nations to keep their aid promises to Africa, said on Sunday the continent needs to tackle corruption, the single biggest obstacle to more investment.

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday that Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone was planning to film a movie about the 2002 coup in Venezuela that briefly ousted the former army officer. Chavez, a harsh critic of the United States, says U.S.

By Bob Tourtellotte CANNES, France (Reuters) - Director Oliver Stone has given the Cannes film festival the first glimpse of "World Trade Center," a tale of survival on the day of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'