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Entertainment News Archive - May 07, 2006

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - In the latest Vatican broadside against "The Da Vinci Code," a leading cardinal says Christians should respond to the book and film with legal action because both offend Christ and the Church he founded.

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Mission: Impossible III," the first big action film of the summer, opened disappointingly at the weekend box office in North American, despite a whirlwind publicity tour by its pricey star, Tom Cruise.

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Mission: Impossible III," the first big action film of the summer, opened disappointingly at the weekend box office in North American, despite a whirlwind publicity tour by its pricey star, Tom Cruise.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star Tori Spelling married her fiance Dean McDermott on Sunday on a private tropical island in Fiji, People magazine reported.

LONDON (Reuters) - Judgment is due on Monday in a High Court battle between the Beatles' record company Apple Corps and Apple Computer Inc..

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards had surgery to relieve a blood clot on his brain caused by an accident while holidaying in Fiji, local media reported on Monday.

By Gail Mitchell NEW YORK (Billboard) - It's no longer just the hardworking women who make money at strip clubs. These late-night hangouts, with their booming sound systems and gender-mixed crowds, have become big business for the record industry, particularly for hip-hop labels.

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - After a middling $48 million bow in North America, "Mission: Impossible III" bowed robustly overseas with estimated weekend sales of $70.3 million from 57 territories. The Tom Cruise thriller did particularly well in South Korea ($10.6 million vs.

By Kimberly Nordyke LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Kim Basinger is set to make her TV movie debut in "The Mermaid Chair," a Lifetime film based on the best-selling book by Sue Monk Kidd.

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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