Entertainment News Archive - July 13, 2006

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "House" star Hugh Laurie is joining the ranks of the top drama actors on television.

By Andrew Wallenstein PASADENA, California (Hollywood Reporter) - HBO is rewriting its programming playbook in the face of NFL competition in the fall.

By Greg Prato NEW YORK (Billboard) - Former Queens of the Stone Age singer/bassist Nick Oliveri has teamed up with several friends for his first full-length release since his bitter exit from the California band in early 2004.

By Sheigh Crabtree LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporte

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Angelina Jolie will star in a movie as the widow of murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, trade paper Daily Variety reported in its Thursday edition.

By Thomas K. Arnold LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The Matthew McConaughey romantic comedy "Failure to Launch" led the national video sales and rental charts for a second week, according to data issued Wednesday.

By Chris Morris LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - When the Mods & Rockers Film Festival hits the American Cinematheque at Hollywood's Egyptian Theater and Santa Monica's Aero Theater for its annual outing, it will sport a slightly different slant.

By Andrew Hammond JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - The first Saudi Arabian film festival opened this week, but the silver screen remains so controversial in the conservative kingdom that the word "cinema" does not even appear in the title.

LONDON (Reuters) - A rare mint condition First Folio edition of William Shakespeare's plays fetched 2.8 million pounds ($5.2 million) at an auction on Thursday.

By Adam Pasick LONDON (Reuters) - Independent music labels, who have seen their market share come under pressure in the last decade as the industry goliaths merged, have struck back.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.