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Entertainment News Archive - May 05, 2006

By Gregg Goldstein NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Among the long list of independent filmmakers at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, one name stands out: veteran studio director Sydney Pollack.

By Anne Thompson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "An Inconvenient Truth" is no ordinary documentary. Nor are the people behind it marketing it in the usual way.

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporte

By Kimberly Nordyke LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino will play herself in a Lifetime movie that will show how the teenage single mother overcame poverty, sexual abuse and illiteracy to win the hit talent show.

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Ashton Kutcher is set to star in a romantic comedy described as a modern-day "Shampoo" set amid the world of florists.

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Commercial clutter on primetime TV is on the rise, with cable networks for the first time passing broadcasters, according to a new study by New York-based ad buyer MindShare.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A former Walt Disney World dancer who used to dress up as Cinderella and Snow White was named Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Year on Thursday.

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Tuesdays and Wednesdays these days may belong to Fox, but CBS is still comfortably in possession of Thursday nights.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Pearl Jam stuck around Thursday night after taping a song for CBS' "The Late Show With David Letterman" to play a 10-song set inside New York's Ed Sullivan Theater for members of its fan club.

By Greg Prato NEW YORK (Billboard) - Cheap Trick will return on June 6 with "Rockford," an album named after the veteran rock act's Illinois hometown. Beforehand, the group will appear next Tuesday on NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," which is taping at the Chicago Theater.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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