Entertainment News Archive - July 04, 2006

DUBAI (Reuters) - A United Arab Emirates court sentenced U.S. music producer Dallas Austin on Tuesday to four years in jail after convicting him of possessing narcotics.

LONDON (Reuters) - Australian pop star Kylie Minogue has said she and her family "fell to pieces" when she learned she had breast cancer.

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's biggest movie at the box office, about a tyrannical king and his two court jesters, has been banned from Chinese theatres because it has subtle gay themes, a South Korean movie executive said on Tuesday.

By Stephanie Nebehay MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - B.B. King and his guitar Lucille, on a final tour in Europe, has bid an emotional farewell to fans at the Montreux Jazz Festival, where the "King of Blues" has performed for more than 20 years.

By Andrea Shalal-Esa WESTMINSTER, Maryland (Reuters) - Hungary's ambassador to the U.S. has taken his passion for rock 'n' roll to a town north of Washington on Independence Day and says he hopes to play guitar with rockers in the Bush administration.

LONDON (Reuters) - British actress Keira Knightley on Tuesday denied rumors she was suffering from the eating disorder anorexia.

LONDON (Reuters) - Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards looks set to play Johnny Depp's father in the third "Pirates of the Caribbean" film, a fitting role for the man upon whom the American actor based his character Jack Sparrow.

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Robert Cary's "Ira & Abby" was recognized with the audience award for best narrative feature at the closing-night ceremonies of the 2006 Los Angeles Film Festival.

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Coverage of natural and manmade disasters dominated the nominees for the inaugural nontraditional News/Documentary Emmy Awards, which were announced Monday.

By Brian Fuson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The sparks were flying at the box-office this Fourth of July holiday as Warner Bros. Pictures' "Superman Returns" avoided the kryptonite of overhype and muscled its way to an estimated gross of $106 million in its first seven days of release.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'