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Entertainment News Archive - May 25, 2006

By Eric J. Lyman and Charles Masters CANNES (Hollywood Reporter) - As Cannes heads into its closing weekend, Venice is looming low on the horizon.

By Charles Masters CANNES (Hollywood Reporter) - For most in the film industry, cinema in Tunisia means a sun-and-sand location for visiting pictures like the "Star Wars" saga.

By Kerstin Gehmlich CANNES, France (Reuters) - Teenagers Jamila and Claudia spent weeks choosing their outfits for the Cannes film festival. Now they line the beach with hundreds of other girls, hoping to be discovered. "I want to be part of the jet set crowd.

By Mike Collett-White CANNES, France (Reuters) - With World Cup fever building, French soccer star Zinedine Zidane appears on the big screen at the Cannes film festival this year in an offbeat documentary that took many viewers by surprise.

By Eric Onstad JWANENG MINE, Botswana (Reuters) - The U.S. jewelry industry is gearing up to counter any negative effects from the upcoming film "The Blood Diamond" which shows how illicit gem trade fueled bloody civil wars, a trade group said.

By Kerstin Gehmlich CANNES, France (Reuters) - Rachid Bouchareb's film about the role of North African soldiers in World War Two returns to a delicate chapter of French history that has been ignored for too long, the director said on Thursday.

By Clover Hope NEW YORK (Billboard) - Rapper Chamillionaire's "Ridin"' featuring Krayzie Bone rose two places to the top of the U.S. singles chart Thursday, ending the three-week run of Rihanna's "SOS," which fell to No. 3. Canadian singer/songwriter Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" held at No.

By Mike Collett-White CANNES, France (Reuters) - Director Richard Linklater has turned a bleak 1977 science fiction novel into an animation film starring Keanu Reeves, and believes its vision of a country ruled by fear and heavy surveillance proved prescient.

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The 2005-06 U.S.

CANNES, France (Reuters) - With just four films yet to screen out of the 20 in competition at the Cannes film festival this year, thoughts are turning to the awards show late on Sunday.

Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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