Entertainment News Archive - July 18, 2006

By Gary Crosse NEW YORK (Reuters) - M. Night Shyamalan left Disney when the studio refused to make his new movie "Lady in the Water," based on his own fairytale.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fox Television Stations and Twentieth Television on Tuesday said they plan to launch a national morning show on its owned-and-operated stations by January 2007 to compete against the top three U.S. TV networks.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Janet Jackson is turning over the artwork for her upcoming album, "20 Years Old," to fans through a contest with Yahoo Music. Beginning Tuesday, fans can download 33 images of Jackson for use as part of their own covers.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor John Cusack, star of such offbeat films as "Grosse Point Blank" and "Being John Malkovich," obtained a restraining order on Tuesday against a woman he claims has been stalking him.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Fox Television Stations group plans to launch a national weekday morning show on its owned-and-operated affiliates next year, going up against the last hour NBC's "Today" show in some East Coast markets.

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) -

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The hosts of Fox News Channel's "DaySide" program will jump to a new morning show next year on 35 Fox-owned broadcast stations, going up against the last hour of NBC's "Today" in some cities, Fox said on Tuesday.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Writer Helen Fielding, author of the best-selling novel "Bridget Jones's Diary" and its sequel, among other works, gave birth on Sunday to her second child, her publicist said on Tuesday.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Ska-punk band Sublime's self-titled breakthrough album, released a few months after the drug-related death of frontman Brad Nowell in 1996, will be reissued as a deluxe, double-disc edition August 15.

By Ray Bennett LONDON (Hollywood Reporter) - Indie rock band Arctic Monkeys, whose recent debut album was the fastest selling in U.K. chart history, made the shortlist for the Mercury Award, one of Britain's top music honors, organizers said Tuesday.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]