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Entertainment News Archive - June 22, 2006

Enduring rock acts Aerosmith and Motley Crue are hitting the road together for the first time with a joint U.S. fall tour set to open September 14 in Holmdel, New Jersey.

By Sura Wood SAN FRANCISCO (Hollywood Reporter) - Eric Steel's documentary, "The Bridge," opens with a picturesque shot of the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the great architectural and engineering feats of the 20th century.

James Gandolfini, star of HBO's mob drama "The Sopranos," is muscling into a salary dispute between two of his castmates and the cable network before production begins on the show's last batch of episodes.

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - James Gandolfini, star of HBO's mob drama "The Sopranos," is muscling into a salary dispute between two of his castmates and the cable network before production begins on the show's last batch of episodes.

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.

LONDON (Reuters) - British pop star Seal will have to pay his former manager commission of at least 500,000 pounds ($915,300) on earnings from his first two albums following a ruling in London's High Court on Thursday.

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Calling it a "sad, bloody story," veteran "60 Minutes" correspondent Mike Wallace expressed regret about Dan Rather's departure from CBS News but said Rather wasn't finished yet.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A celebrity photographer was arrested on suspicion of trespassing on Thursday after he was found hiding in the bushes outside the school where actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie send their 4-year-old son, police said.

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - NBC, desperate for a summer hit, launched its much-ballyhooed "America's Got Talent" contest to promising numbers on Wednesday night, with more than 12 million viewers tuning in to the Regis Philbin-hosted show.

By Sue Zeidler NEW YORK (Reuters) - Radio hosts "Opie & Anthony" seem to be faring better than rocker David Lee Roth as a replacement for shock jock Howard Stern, according to preliminary data released by CBS Corp. on Thursday.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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