Entertainment News Archive - June 21, 2006

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - A

By Gregg Goldstein NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - It's an epidemic. In the New York City area, well over 50 film festivals have sprung up over the last few decades, most of those in the last 10 years alone.

By Andrew Wallenstein LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Like moths to a flame, cable television networks can't seem to resist swarming to narrative comedy series -- no matter how many channels get burned.

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Dan Rather's high-flying and sometimes controversial career at CBS News came to the end of the road on Tuesday with the announcement that he would retire from the network after 44 years.

By James Mackenzie PARIS (Reuters) - One of France's greatest private collections of manuscripts and rare editions from the giants of French literature fetched high prices late on Tuesday in the most closely watched auction of its type in years.

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - The recent sale of a Gustav Klimt portrait for a record $135 million finally confirmed that the art market was back to the giddy heights of the late 1980s.

LISBON (Reuters) - Actress Mia Farrow admits the widely panned horror film "The Omen" is no art house masterpiece but defends it as devilish fun that draws a good crowd.

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's record and film industries suffered significant falls in sales and audiences in 2005, according to data given by the Spanish Society of Authors and Editors (SGAE) on Wednesday.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Prolific television producer Aaron Spelling, whose shows include "Beverly Hills 90210," "Dynasty," "Charlie's Angels," "Love Boat" and "Melrose Place," suffered a stroke over the weekend and was briefly hospitalized, his spokesman said on Wednesday.

By Gina Keating LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc is looking for green from licensees and retailers who want a piece of its popular Shrek movie franchise ahead of the 2007 release of "Shrek the Third," a film Wall Street is counting on to boost the studio's fortunes.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).