Entertainment News Archive - June 27, 2006

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Tony Bennett will celebrate his 80th birthday in style -- with a star-studded music special on NBC to be directed and executive produced by "Chicago" helmer Rob Marshall.

By Barry Garron LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Working on the theory that viewers will show up in large numbers for any show at all with amateur performers and three judges, NBC offered up "America's Got Talent" on Wednesday night.

By Brian Fuson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Sony's "Click" controlled the box office in North America this past weekend with a $40 million debut and the top spot.

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Photographer Greta Pratt knew she hit the jackpot when the nine Abraham Lincolns sat down on the wood fence outside the 16th president's old Kentucky home.

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Axl Rose, lead singer of rock band Guns n' Roses, was arrested in the Swedish capital early on Tuesday for violent conduct and damaging a hotel room, police said.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Supermodel Naomi Campbell, who is accused of assaulting a housekeeper with a cell phone, was hit on Monday with accusations from a second maid who claims the celebrity struck her in the head.

By Tova Cohen TEL AVIV (Reuters) - "The Blood Diamond," a film in production starring Leonardo DiCaprio, could hurt diamond sales and the livelihoods of people in Africa, industry leaders warned on Tuesday.

By Jeanne King NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for supermodel Naomi Campbell are discussing a possible plea deal with the Manhattan district attorney's office in her cell phone assault case, a prosecutor told a court on Tuesday. "There has been no grand jury action at this time.

Right-wing U.S. radio commentator Rush Limbaugh, a one-time target of a prescription fraud investigation, was detained at a Florida airport when agents found a bottle of Viagra in his luggage that was not prescribed in his name, police said on Tuesday.

By Franklin Paul NEW YORK (Reuters) - After more than a decade making hit movies and TV characters, actor Damon Wayans still gets chills around some superstars, an affliction he hopes to overcome this week when he stands arms length from one -- singer Prince.

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'