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Entertainment News Archive - June 15, 2006

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - In a move with far-reaching implications for commercial television, Nielsen Media Research said Wednesday it plans to integrate TV with Internet ratings and to measure viewership for such portable devices as cell phones and iPods.

By Gregg Goldstein NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Weeks after its premiere at the Cannes film festival, art-house drama "Shortbus," featuring scenes in which actors engage in actual sex, has landed a deal for commercial release in North America.

By Gregg Goldstein NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Sony Pictures Classics has picked up North American distribution rights to the sexually charged dramedy "The Quiet," starring Camilla Belle, Edie Falco, Martin Donovan, Elisha Cuthbert and Shawn Ashmore.

By Frank Scheck NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - It seems perfectly fitting that the stage backdrop for Radiohead's current tour consists of floating video screens displaying distorted images of the band members.

By Barry Garron LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The most striking thing about NBC's "Treasure Hunters" is how much it looks and feels like CBS' "The Amazing Race," right down to its summertime premiere.

By Jill Menze NEW YORK (Billboard) - Sonic Youth kicked off its summer tour by cramming onto the stage at New York's famed CBGB on Tuesday night, hours after the release of its new Geffen studio album, "Rather Ripped." It was Sonic Youth's first performance at the club since 1992.

HO CHI MINH CITY (Reuters) - A court in Vietnam on Thursday upheld child molestation charges and a three-year jail sentence for former British rock star Gary Glitter, who had proclaimed his innocence and lodged an appeal.

By Tim Castle LONDON (Reuters) - British supermodel Kate Moss will not face charges over allegations she took illegal drugs at a London recording studio last year, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said on Thursday.

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Marrying a national icon can be a risky business. Divorcing one can turn the world against you -- as Heather Mills McCartney has discovered to her cost.

By Grant McCool HO CHI MINH CITY (Reuters) - A court in Vietnam on Thursday turned down an appeal by former British rock star Gary Glitter against child molestation charges and ordered him to serve a three-year jail sentence and deportation.

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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