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Entertainment News Archive - June 13, 2006

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC News reached in front of the camera on Monday to pick chief legal correspondent and anchor Dan Abrams as the new chief of MSNBC, replacing recently departed MSNBC president Rick Kaplan.

By Jesse Hiestand LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish author Colm Toibin won the world's richest literary prize for a single work of fiction in English on Tuesday for "The Master," his portrayal of 19th century novelist and critic Henry James.

LONDON (Reuters) - Heather Mills McCartney, estranged wife of former Beatle Paul McCartney, is to take legal action over a newspaper article alleging she worked as a prostitute in her twenties, her lawyers said on Tuesday.

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti, whose work was used to accompany Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey," died in Vienna on Monday, his German-based publisher Schott Music said.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jack Black's wife, Tanya Haden, has given birth to a baby boy, the actor's spokesman said on Tuesday.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Bob Dylan will end a five-year hiatus from the studio later this summer with his 44th album, "Modern Times," a 10-track set recorded earlier this year with his touring band.

By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - Bollywo

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Jerry Lewis is recovering in a San Diego hospital from a minor heart attack he suffered over the weekend near the end of a cross-country commercial airline flight, his spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

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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