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Entertainment News Archive - June 18, 2006

By Sheikh Mushtaq SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Hundreds of Muslims watched in rapt attention on Saturday night at an old, closely guarded cinema hall in Srinagar, the center of a violent, 16-year Islamist revolt against Indian rule in Kashmir.

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - "Cars," the latest Pixar film, held off Jack Black's new comedy "Nacho Libre" to retain pole position at the North American box office, bringing in $31.2 million during its second weekend, according to studio estimates on Sunday.

By Deborah Evans Price NASHVILLE (Billboard) - With a Gospel Music Award in hand for best new artist and prime exposure from such mainstream outlets as MTV, VH1 and pop radio, Dallas-based the Afters are the next contenders for Switchfoot's crossover crown.

By Kirk Honeycutt LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The Superman who returns in "Superman Returns" is a different Man of Steel than we are used to seeing.

By Frank Segers LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)

By Jonathan Landreth SHANGHAI (Hollywood Reporter) - Oscar-winning director Ang Lee offered China fatherly moviemaking advice Sunday, hinting that he was unsure how to work in the nation's restricted marketplace.

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - "Kill Your Idols," a documentary covering three decades of underground New York bands from Teenage Jesus & the Jerks to Sonic Youth to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, has been picked up for North American and Caribbean distribution by Palm Pictures.

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Former "CBS Evening News" anchor Dan Rather's departure from the network where he worked for the past 44 years could be finalized as soon as Monday (June 19), and he already might have landed another gig.

By Ray Waddell NASHVILLE (Billboard) - Just as his late father, Waylon Jennings, had enough of a cool factor to play Lollapalooza, Shooter Jennings can do country festivals one night and open for Alice in Chains the next.

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman arrived in Sydney on Monday amid speculation she and fiance country music star Keith Urban will marry next weekend in a church near her family home.

Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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