Entertainment News Archive - July 20, 2006

LONDON (Reuters) - Actress Kate Hudson accepted libel damages on Thursday from a magazine that printed a photo making her look too skinny, alongside an article that said her movie star mother Goldie Hawn wanted her to eat more.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Haley Joel Osment was hospitalized early on Thursday morning with non-life-threatening injuries after the car he was driving overturned in a Los Angeles suburb, according to authorities.

By Pierre Thebault ST TROPEZ, France (Reuters) - French film maker Gerard Oury, whose string of fast-paced farces in the 1960s and 1970s made him one of France's most successful film directors, died on Thursday at the age of 87, his daughter said.

By Wes Orshoski NEW YORK (Billboard) - Reggae icon Bunny Wailer says he will dabble in more mainstream sounds and styles on his next studio album, embracing the popular music of America and England.

By Clover Hope NEW YORK (Billboard) - Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland led the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for a fourth week Thursday, while Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" held at No. 2 but replaced Furtado atop the Hot Digital Songs chart.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Even as conflict embroils much of the world, some 88 women hoping to be ambassadors of goodwill have gathered in Los Angeles this week vowing to put politics aside as they compete to become Miss Universe.

By Jonathan Landreth BEIJING (Hollywood Reporter) - A censored "Mission: Impossible III" opened in China on Thursday, minus a scene in which Chinese soldiers are distracted by baseballs and then killed by Tom Cruise's character.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - With her single unexpectedly doing well on the Billboard charts, Paris Hilton will release her self-titled album on August 22. Hilton's "Stars Are Blind" is currently No.

By Kirk Honeycutt LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Clerks," the scruffy, $27,000, black-and-white indie wonder that launched the career of writer-director-actor-editor Kevin Smith, would seem like the last film to which he would want to make a sequel.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - James Bond, headliner of one of the biggest film franchises in Hollywood history, will keep battling villains in his 22nd movie set for release on May 2, 2008, the film's producers said on Thursday.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.