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Entertainment News Archive - June 11, 2006

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Cars," the cinematic tale of a talking hot rod named Lightning McQueen, sped to first place at the North American box office, bringing in $62.8 million during its opening weekend, according to studio estimates on Sunday.

By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Cars," the latest animated feature from newly merged Walt Disney Co. and Pixar Animation Studios, zoomed past "The Break-Up," starring real-life celebrity couple Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn, to finish first in North American theaters this weekend.

By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Cars," the latest animated feature from newly merged Walt Disney Co. and Pixar Animation Studios, zoomed into first place at North American theaters with weekend ticket sales of $62.8 million, but failed to do as well as some industry experts expected.

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - NASCAR Images and CMT Films are teaming up to produce "Dale," the first authorized documentary about the late racing icon Dale Earnhardt, to be released theatrically early next year.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Indie hi

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alan Bennett's "The History Boys" emerged as an early frontrunner at the Tony Awards on Sunday, collecting four awards including best director and best supporting actress for Frances De La Tour. It also won the Tony Awards for best lighting and best scenic design in a play.

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Ghost Whisperer" creator John Gray has inked a new two-year deal with Touchstone Television to continue as executive producer and showrunner on the CBS series starring Jennifer Love Hewitt.

By Jonathan Landreth BEIJING (Hollywood Reporter) - "Mission: Impossible III" has been cleared for a July 18 opening in China after negotiations ended with agreements to make some cuts to the movie, some of which are understood to involve scenes of violence.

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporte

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Lionsgate has acquired U.S.

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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.