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Entertainment News Archive - July 25, 2006

By Hy Hollinger LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)

By Nellie Andreeva PASADENA, California (Hollywood Reporter) - Fox is joining the club of underdogs on Thursday night this fall. ABC's newly relocated powerhouse "Grey's Anatomy" will compete with CBS' "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" at 9 p.m.

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Rolling Stones, now in the second week of their delayed European tour, said on Tuesday they will return to North America in September for a two-month stadium jaunt that will take them to smaller markets such as Kansas, Montana and Idaho.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Rolling Stones, back on the road now that guitarist Keith Richards has recovered from a head injury, on Tuesday announced a string of 17 U.S. and Canadian concerts for the fall.

ROME (Reuters) - Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti, regarded by many as the greatest of his generation, hopes to return to the stage early next year after undergoing surgery for pancreatic cancer, he said in an interview.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - The Killers unveiled their upcoming album, "Sam's Town," at a media gathering in New York Mondayb building buzz ahead of its October 3 release. The first single, "When You Were Young," has been released to radio.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group on Tuesday became the latest division of a major Hollywood studio to offer television shows, including the hit sitcom "Friends," for sale on Apple Computer Inc's iTunes Web site.

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Fox's "Hell's Kitchen" topped primetime Monday, while CBS' repeat sitcoms and "CSI: Miami" brought home the bacon for a narrow win in the adults 18-49 demographic against Fox.

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedy "Little Miss Sunshine," a top movie from January's Sundance Film Festival, debuts in theaters on Wednesday bringing with it the fear that the "Sundance curse" may hurt it with mainstream audiences.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Japanese-American actor Mako, who was nominated for an Oscar for his work in the 1966 film "The Sand Pebbles," has died from esophageal cancer, the spokesman for a theater company he co-founded said on Tuesday.

Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'