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Entertainment News Archive - July 19, 2006

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Darren Hayes, one-half of defunct Australian pop duo Savage Garden, said he married his boyfriend in a recent civil ceremony in London.

LONDON (Reuters) - The National Enquirer celebrity magazine has apologized to Britney Spears in its British edition for reporting that the pop star was ready to divorce her husband Kevin Federline.

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Reuters) - Keith Richards, lead guitarist for the Rolling Stones, has been promised a pardon for an old traffic offense -- courtesy of a fan, Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - As he di

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC won a three-way battle of original programming at 9 p.m.

By Katie Hasty NEW YORK (Billboard) - Joining eight of its predecessors, the multi-artist compilation "Now 22" debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. pop charts Wednesday, while Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke grabbed the No. 2 spot with his solo debut.

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Reuters) - Keith Richards, lead guitarist for the Rolling Stones, has been promised a pardon for an old traffic offense -- courtesy of a fan, Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Inspired by the success of serialized hits like "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives," the major U.S. TV networks are launching a new wave of shows this fall designed to lure viewers with week-to-week cliff-hangers.

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Victor Willis, who helped make disco history by dressing as a policeman in the hit late-1970s band "Village People," pleaded no contest on Wednesday to drug charges.

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Inspired by the success of serialized hits like "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives," the major U.S. TV networks are launching a new wave of shows this fall designed to lure viewers with week-to-week cliff-hangers.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'