Entertainment News Archive - June 20, 2006

By Kimberly Nordyke LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Report

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Owen Wilson, who starred in the 2005 hit "Wedding Crashers," has signed on to star in the high-concept comedy "Drillbit Taylor" for Paramount Pictures. Steven Brill is in negotiations to direct.

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - It is the art world's version of getting the last laugh.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tom Cruise's next mission may not be impossible, but it could be difficult: He wants free run of downtown Tokyo for a week to shoot action sequences for a future movie. "I'd like to shoot in Tokyo, if I could have downtown for a week.

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman and fiance Keith Urban used a very Australian gift to soothe the paparazzi camped outside her Sydney home on Tuesday ahead of their expected weekend wedding -- a case of cold beer.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Walt Disney Co on Tuesday said "Just Married" actress Brittany Murphy will provide the voice for the fairy Tinker Bell in an upcoming animated film, the first in the new Disney Fairies line.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Just Married" star Brittany Murphy will provide the voice of Tinker Bell in the first direct-to-video film slated for release as part of the Walt Disney Co.'s new "Fairies" line of products, the studio said on Tuesday.

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - William Thomas Evans once played the role of Old Deuteronomy in a regional production of "Cats," but he says he prefers his latest job playing a dog in a new musical about five dogs in a pound awaiting adoption.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Arctic Monkeys, who were voted the best British rock band earlier this year, said bass player Andy Nicholson has left the group after pulling out of a North American tour last month.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Jerry Lewis is back home in San Diego after spending a week in the hospital undergoing treatment for a minor heart attack and a case of pneumonia, his publicist said on Tuesday.

Word of the Day
  • A political dynamiter.
The word 'dynamitard' is related to 'dynamite', which comes from a Greek root meaning 'power' and was coined by Alfred Nobel.