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Entertainment News Archive - May 26, 2006

By Anne Thompson CANNES (Hollywood Reporter) - Cannes gives, and Cannes takes away. The granddaddy of all film festivals is an alluring siren, sweetly seducing filmmakers by promising fortune and fame and the joy of that magic red-carpet ride.

By Gregg Kilday CANNES (Hollywood Reporter) - Filmmaker Irwin Winkler has trekked to Cannes at least a dozen times since 1969.

By Michael Rechtshaffen LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Given Vince Vaughn's recent success with landing punch lines, there was considerable hope that if anybody could inject a little zip into the stagnating romcom, he'd be the guy to pull it off. And he still might -- one of these days.

By Erik Pedersen LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Ed Kowalczyk looked bad-boy-rocker tough.

CHANDIGARH, India (Reuters) - India's northern state of Punjab banned the release of the controversial movie "The Da Vinci Code," fearing violence by Christians opposed to the film, officials said on Friday.

CHANDIGARH, India (Reuters) - India's northern state of Punjab banned the release of the controversial movie "The Da Vinci Code," fearing violence by Christians opposed to the film, officials said on Friday.

By Ernesto Lechner LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - There's artistry to spare in contemporary Latin music.

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Shanghai's historic Bund waterfront Peace Hotel, where Noel Coward wrote "Private Lives," has been illegally daubed with red Chinese characters by a crew filming a romantic movie, a state newspaper said on Friday.

By Mike Collett-White CANNES (Reuters) - As Cannes prepares for a final fling of glitz and glamour on Sunday with the award ceremony, Spanish veteran Pedro Almodovar's film "Volver" leads the pack in the race for the coveted "Palme d'Or" prize.

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