Entertainment News Archive - July 27, 2006

By Chris Marlowe and Kimberly Nordyke LOS ANGELES

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. government's crackdown on media indecency could prevent World War Two veterans from sharing their stories in an upcoming TV documentary series by Ken Burns, the head of the Public Broadcasting Service said Wednesday.

By Silvia Aloisi ROME (Reuters) - This year's Venice Film Festival will take a gamble by screening only world premieres in its main competition, organizers said as they unveiled the lineup for the world's oldest cinema contest on Thursday.

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - "The Dogs of War," Frederick Forsyth's 1974 bestseller about an attempt by mercenaries to topple the government of a mineral-rich African republic, was closer to fact than readers may realize.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Criminal charges against a New York hip-hop disc jockey -- fired for racist and sexually threatening comments about a rival's wife and daughter -- will be dropped, the District Attorney's office said on Thursday.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. author Jack Kerouac's classic work "On the Road" will be published in its unedited original scroll version next year, New York publisher Viking Press said on Thursday.

By Clover Hope NEW YORK (Billboard) - Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland extended its run atop the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart to five weeks Thursday, once again keeping Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" at No. 2. Cassie's "Me & U" held at No.

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mocked by comedian and host of "The Daily Show" Jon Stewart for calling the Internet a bunch of tubes, U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Ted Stevens said on Thursday he is open to appearing on the popular cable television program for a rebuttal.

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Riverdance" star Michael Flatley on Thursday won a court ruling allowing him to proceed with a $100 million extortion and defamation lawsuit against a woman who claimed he had raped her.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.