Entertainment News Archive - July 22, 2006

LONDON (Reuters) - One in four Britons went to the cinema at least once a week last year, making British film fans amongst the keenest in the world and defying a global decline in ticket sales, the UK Film Council said on Saturday.

By Howell Llewellyn MADRID (Billboard) - Leonor W

By Ray Waddell NASHVILLE (Billboard) - The Rolling Stones, who have just started their delayed European concert trek, are the top touring band in the world for the first half of 2006. The band's "A Bigger Bang" world tour grossed $147.3 million from 45 shows in U.S.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Country superstar Toby Keith tries on a new hat this fall by appearing in his first film, "Broken Bridges." The movie opens nationally on September 8 via Paramount Pictures.

Miami Vice By Michael Rechtshaffen LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Substance places a distant second to style in the big-screen version of "Miami Vice," which sees respected filmmaker Michael Mann returning to the scene of the crime series that so effectively defined a decade.

By Antony Bruno and Ray Waddell LOS ANGELES/NASHVILLE (Billboard) - It's 9 p.m. at The Gig in Hollywood and a crowd of L.A. hipsters is trickling in to catch the evening's act.

By Michael Paoletta NEW YORK (Billboard) - For the "Foxey Lady" who has everything: the Jimi Hendrix handbag.

By Adriana Garcia NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nirvana's Kurt Cobain was a big fan, while Beck and David Byrne have paid homage. Nearly 30 years after it broke up, Brazilian psychedelic rock band Os Mutantes launched its first U.S. tour on Friday in New York.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Rod Stewart is retiring his series of standards albums and returning to the rock and roll of his roots. "Still the Same ...

By Sheigh Crabtree SAN DIEGO (Hollywood Reporter) - If director Bryan Singer has his way, Superman will take to the air a second time. Singer, who directed the current "Superman Returns," told fans Friday at Comic-Con International, that he has had discussions with Warner Bros.

Word of the Day
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The word 'friseur' comes from French friseur, from friser ("to curl, frizz").