Entertainment News Archive - July 03, 2006

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister John Howard called on Monday for reality television program "Big Brother" to be taken off the air after an incident between contestants prompted an investigation into sexual assault.

DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S. hip-hop producer Dallas Austin, who has worked with stars including Madonna and Michael Jackson, has pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine during a trial in the United Arab Emirates, local newspapers said on Monday.

By Bob Tourtellotte and Gina Keating LOS ANGELES

By Jill Serjeant LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Legendary Beatles producer Sir George Martin knew he was walking on hallowed ground when he decided to take some of the Fab Four's greatest hits apart and throw them back together for the first Beatles-approved live stage show.

By Gary Crosse NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rapper Lil' Kim left prison on Monday after serving nearly 10 months for perjury and, in typical fashion, she did so in style.

In story from June 30, deletes reference in fifth paragraph to Harrison's child Blair. Harrison had only one son, Dhani.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A former assistant to Marlon Brando has sued the executors of the late actor's estate for more than $2 million claiming she was cheated out of a home she says Brando promised to give to her.

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Tony Soprano and his thugs will be back, looking to grab a piece of the action, and "The West Wing" politicians will make one last bid for re-election when the Emmy Award nominations are handed out on Thursday.

Word of the Day
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.