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Entertainment News Archive - July 07, 2006

By Kimberly Nordyke LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Turner Broadcasting has cracked "The Da Vinci Code." The company's cable network TNT has acquired rights to the hit feature's network window through a deal with Sony Pictures Television.

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Cary Elwes has joined the all-star cast of Morgan Creek's "Georgia Rule," a dark comedy being directed by Garry Marshall.

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese actress who played Hollywood movie star Zhang Ziyi's naked body double in "The Banquet" wants her name in the movie's credits, state media reported on Friday.

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Hollywood directors risk big budgets and reputations when they work. Iraqi film makers risk their lives. When Ammar Saad was shooting his documentary "Damned Gum," about the dangers of being a journalist in Baghdad since the U.S.

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Luciano Pavarotti, regarded by many as the greatest tenor of his generation, is recovering in a U.S. hospital after undergoing surgery for pancreatic cancer, his manager said on Friday.

By Francois Murphy PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. singer and heartthrob Justin Timberlake wants to push the boundaries of pop music with a new album, "FutureSex/LoveSounds," that marks a departure from his earlier chart-topping style, he said on Friday.

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" sailed into more than 4,000 U.S.

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Luciano Pavarotti, regarded by many as the greatest tenor of his generation, is recovering in a U.S. hospital after undergoing surgery for pancreatic cancer, his manager said on Friday.

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three television networks, CBS, Fox and NBC, on Friday urged speedy court review of a decision finding some of their shows violated decency standards, opposing a delay sought by the U.S. government. The U.S.

By Clover Hope NEW YORK (Billboard) - Pharrell Williams' solo debut, "In My Mind," has had almost as many release dates as a cat has lives. First slated to hit stores last November, then December, then early 2006, then April, the Star Trak/Interscope album is now locked in for July 25.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'