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
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.