Entertainment News Archive - June 16, 2006

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Hollywood's long-standing love affair with romantic dramas is on the rocks. Despite Warner Bros.

By Andrew Salmon SEOUL, South Korea (Hollywood Reporter) - Entertainment-starved North Koreans are getting a taste of World Cup fever thanks to an unusual form of international TV detente that was initiated in South Korea.

By Frank Scheck NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Singer Rufus Wainwright's idea to perfectly re-create Judy Garland's legendary 1961 Carnegie Hall concert was audacious, brilliant and so utterly simple that it's a wonder no one thought of it until now.

By Ray Richmond LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - It's pretty much inconceivable that a blind man could climb the 29,000-foot-plus Mount Everest. Scaling the world's highest peak is challenging enough for someone with all of their senses intact.

By Brian Fuson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - While four wide releases hit theaters on Friday, the weekend movie scene is shaping up as one for car enthusiasts of all ages with two racing-themed films likely parked among the top box-office slots when the dust settles.

By Robin Pomeroy FORMELLO, Italy (Reuters) - Italy unveiled on Friday a new archaeological site that some experts say houses the oldest paintings in the history of Western civilization.

By Nicole Maestri NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dora the Explorer shower curtain hooks. Girl Scouts Thin Mint cookie ice cream. Britney Spears perfume. These are the kind of products that can be dreamt up at the Licensing 2006 International Show, which is set to run next week at New York's Jacob K.

By Paul Thomasch NEW YORK (Reuters) - ABC and Fox are finally reaping the rewards of mega-hits "Desperate Housewives" and "American Idol," pulling in higher prices for prime-time commercials after weeks of halting talks with advertisers.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood checked into a London rehabilitation clinic this week for treatment of alcohol abuse, but he will join the band for the start of its European tour next month as planned, a spokeswoman said on Friday.

By Victoria Looseleaf LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Just a couple of weeks before turning 90, actress Olivia de Havilland has returned to bask in Hollywood glory.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.