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Entertainment News Archive - June 28, 2006

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Megan Mullally is the latest "Will & Grace" vet to venture into producer territory. The actress has optioned the movie rights to "Passing Strange," a novel by Sally MacLeod, to produce via her new, as-yet-unnamed production shingle.

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Musician Jeff Buckley is getting the biopic treatment. Writer-director Brian Jun, whose "Steel City" was nominated for the grand jury prize at January's Sundance Film Festival, will write and direct a feature based on the musician's life.

By Etan Vlessing TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter) - T

AMSTERDAM (Hollywood Reporter) - Hugh Jackman's Wolverine will headline a spinoff of 20th Century Fox's "X-Men" franchise. At international industry conference Cine Expo, the studio promised the gathered exhibitors a Jackman starrer titled "Wolverine" for next year.

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Meryl Streep, who plays a tyrannical fashion magazine editor in "The Devil Wears Prada," insists she didn't draw on Vogue editor Anna Wintour for her character -- on the contrary, she based it on men she knows.

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - A Muslim musician living in Britain said on Wednesday that two directors at his record label had threatened to resign if he released a new album describing suicide bombers and the West's immorality.

AMSTERDAM (Hollywood Reporter) - Hugh Jackman's Wolverine will headline a spinoff of 20th Century Fox's "X-Men" franchise. At international industry conference Cine Expo, the studio promised the gathered exhibitors a Jackman starrer titled "Wolverine" for next year.

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Artist Damien Hirst's iconic pickled shark, part of the Britart sensation when it went on display in the early 1990s, is rotting. Hirst is in talks with the owner of the 1991 work, U.S.

TORONTO (Reuters) - The curtain will fall on the blockbuster Canadian production of the "Lord of the Rings" musical in September, just five months after it opened to mixed reviews, the show's producers said on Wednesday.

By Sophie Hardach MILAN (Reuters) - Giorgio Armani gave his younger rivals a lesson in effortless cool on Wednesday, showing shirts and suits so casually sexy actor George Clooney says they could help him cope with aging.

Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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