Entertainment News Archive - July 23, 2006

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequel logged a third weekend as the most popular movie in North America, while the latest films from directors M. Night Shyamalan and Ivan Reitman both bombed, according to studio estimates issued on Sunday.

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co.'s "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" logged a third weekend as the most popular movie in North America while the latest films from directors M.

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Charles Sturridge is set to write and direct "A Great and Terrible Beauty," a film about four teens in Victorian England who enter a magical world.

By Michael Rechtshaffen LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Adapted by director John A.

By Ray Waddell NASHVILLE (Billboard) - Anyone who ever doubted that the "American Idol" TV phenomenon would not have legs as a touring entity was wrong as 60 sellouts for the 2006 American Idols Live tour attest.

By Frank Segers LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - In virtual vacuum-cleaner fashion, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" drew the bulk of international business during the weekend, garnering an estimated $62 million from 35 territories.

By Jonathan Wright CAIRO (Reuters) - Film-maker Tahani Rached, returning to Egypt after almost 40 years in Canada, has revealed the hidden lives of girls who live, beg, cheat, sniff glue, pop pills and give birth on the streets of Cairo.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Miss Puerto Rico, Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza, the youngest of the five finalists, was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday night. The first runner-up to Mendoza, 18, was Miss Japan, Kurara Chibana, 24.

Word of the Day
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.