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Entertainment News Archive - May 22, 2006

By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - "The Drowsy Chaperone," a well-received sendup of 1920s musicals, and "The History Boys," Alan Bennett's drama about English prep school boys, were the big winners on Sunday at the 51st annual Drama Desk awards in New York.

By Michael Rechtshaffen LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Re

By Scott Roxborough CANNES (Hollywood Reporter) - Classically creepy Canuck director David Cronenberg is having a calm, cool and candid Cannes this year.

CANNES (Hollywood Reporter) - Penelope Cruz and Pedro Almodovar love each other. That was evident from the love-fest they held at the recent press conference for their new film "Volver." Cruz deflected questions about her love life to gush about her devotion to Almodovar.

By Gregg Kilday CANNES (Hollywood Reporter) - Tha

By Sam Andrews CANNES (Hollywood Reporter) - The Edith Piaf biopic "La Vie En Rose," starring French actress Marion Cotillard as the sultry Parisian singer, is emerging as the title most likely to generate a bidding war at the Cannes Film Festival.

By Gordon Bell WALVIS BAY, Namibia (Reuters) - A South African photographer was due in a Namibian court on Monday after police said he climbed onto their station roof to try to snap a shot of pregnant superstar Angelina Jolie and her partner Brad Pitt.

At 73, country music legend Willie Nelson is still doing headstands and smoking joints in the back of a tour bus at hundreds of concerts and, far from slowing down, he'd like to tour with the Rolling Stones.

By Gordon Bell WALVIS BAY, Namibia (Reuters) - A Namibian judge dismissed charges on Monday against a South African photographer arrested for trespassing while trying to snap a shot of pregnant superstar Angelina Jolie and her partner Brad Pitt.

By Mike Collett-White CANNES, France (Reuters) - Veteran Spanish director Pedro Almodovar leads the early running in Cannes this year with his bitter-sweet comedy "Volver," as European cinema overshadows Hollywood at the world's biggest film festival.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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