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Entertainment News Archive - July 31, 2006

(In headline, corrects first name of Nona Gaye) LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Actress Nona Gaye has left the cast of NBC's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" shortly after she signed on to play the new assistant district attorney.

Century Aluminum of West Virginia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX), provided an update today on labor developments at the company's Ravenswood, West Virginia reduction facility.

By Frank Segers LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" logged a fourth week atop the foreign box office as its total raced to $305.5 million after a hefty $55 million weekend from 40 countries.

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Rock guitar legend Eric Clapton has canceled a concert in Moscow after officials withdrew his permit to perform on the city's landmark Red Square, he said on his Web site.

It's a smokers' and drinkers' paradise where pajama-clad children and crying babies are welcome and bug spray is essential: The drive-in movie theater is making a muted comeback in the United States.

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - What began as a small protest by Bangladeshis in East London worried about how they would be portrayed in a low-budget film has escalated into a feud between literary heavyweights Salman Rushdie and Germaine Greer.

By Kevin Krolicki TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan (Reuters) - Michael Moore -- gadfly filmmaker, liberal activist and political lightning rod -- says he finds himself being hugged by a lot of Republicans these days.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Beatle Paul McCartney is hoping classical music fans will sing along to his latest album -- in Latin. A new full-length work of classical music by McCartney, "Ecce Cor Meum" (Behold My Heart), will be released on September 26 after eight years of work.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Latin pop star Shakira and funk-rock band the Red Hot Chili Peppers led the field for next month's MTV Video Music Awards with seven nominations each, MTV said on Monday.

Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin