Entertainment News Archive - May 24, 2006

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kenny Chesney won the coveted entertainer of the year award at the Academy of Country Music Awards for the second consecutive year on Tuesday, while Keith Urban and Sara Evans also nabbed top honors.

By Steve Brennan LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Russian television viewers soon will be getting their own versions of two of the "Law & Order" series -- replete with local cops, criminals and lawyers navigating the country's justice system.

By Kimberly Nordyke LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Queen Latifah has signed on to play an AIDS activist in "Life Support," a fact-based HBO TV movie about the HIV crisis in the black community. The project is based on the life of writer Nelson George's sister and their family.

By Sheigh Crabtree and Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hol

By Jesse Hiestand LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Producers of "The Apprentice" have settled a lawsuit alleging that they stole the idea for the show from a producer who pitched a similar reality TV series, the attorneys said Tuesday.

CANNES (Hollywood Reporter) - For China, the two

By Eric J. Lyman CANNES (Hollywood Reporter) - Ca

LONDON (Reuters) - Singer Elton John accepted libel damages of 100,000 pounds ($188,000) from a newspaper on Wednesday which claimed he behaved like "tinpot dictator" by ordering guests at his annual charity ball not to approach him.

By Mike Collett-White CANNES, France (Reuters) - Sofia Coppola has brought Marie Antoinette to the big screen, using rock music in a visually sumptuous portrayal of a misunderstood young queen, but viewers at the Cannes film festival were less than impressed.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Satellite television operator EchoStar Communications Corp. said on Wednesday the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected many of TiVo Inc.'s patent claims as invalid.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.