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Entertainment News Archive - July 05, 2006

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC is taking a spin with "Cars" writer Dan Fogelman.

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - There's no need for any premature whacking of characters when "The Sopranos" returns next year for its final eight episodes.

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Ben Stiller is teaming with CBS for a comedy project to star his wife, actress Christine Taylor. Stiller is set to direct and executive produce the pilot and will play a recurring role on the potential series.

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - A concert by Jamaican reggae artist Buju Banton has been canceled following protests by the local gay community, the British venue said.

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - After writing "The Motorcycle Diaries" screenplay, Jose Rivera felt he had more to say about Ernesto "Che" Guevara so he wrote a play he says shows the Latin American revolutionary would have had plenty to say about the war in Iraq.

By Ian MacKenzie EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Sean Connery, who has said he would not live in his Scotland again until it became independent, is writing a book about his native country mixed with autobiographical anecdotes, his publishers said.

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian screen legend Sophia Loren has posed for the 2007 edition of Pirelli Calendar, prompting Italians to speculate whether she bared it all for the coveted publication known for its artistic portraits of beautiful women.

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian screen legend Sophia Loren has posed for the 2007 edition of Pirelli Calendar, prompting Italians to speculate whether she bared it all for the coveted publication known for its artistic portraits of beautiful women.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump is adding a Hollywood production company to his business empire and named a "fired" contestant from "The Apprentice" to run it, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Widely hyped movie "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" drew mixed reviews on Wednesday ahead of a weekend debut that Hollywood is anxiously awaiting for a boost to its solid but uninspiring summer box office.

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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