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Entertainment News Archive - August 11, 2006

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - The king of the summer movie box office is none other than North Korea's Dear Leader Kim Jong-il, or at least that is what the communist state's official media has been saying this week.

By Paul Majendie EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Bouncy Castle Hamlet, Macbeth with a Sinatra soundtrack, Shakespeare for Breakfast with free coffee and croissants.

Sam Moore, a signature soul man of the 1960s who has flown under the radar for decades, has collected an All-Star lineup of collaborators including Bruce Springsteen, Wynona Judd, Sting and Billy Preston for his first album in 24 years.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran television personality Mike Douglas, whose daytime talk show ran for two decades until 1982, died on Friday, his 81st birthday, at a hospital in North Palm Beach, Florida, a business associate said.

Correcting his age in headline, 81 instead of 80 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran television personality Mike Douglas, whose daytime talk show ran for two decades until 1982, died on Friday, his 81st birthday, at a hospital in North Palm Beach, Florida, a business associate said.

BERLIN (Reuters) - Nobel prize-winning German author Guenter Grass has admitted for the first time that he served in the Waffen-SS, Adolf Hitler's elite Nazi troops.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Elton Jo

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Lou Diamond Phillips, who starred in the 1987 film "La Bamba," was jailed early on Friday on suspicion of domestic abuse against his live-in girlfriend, Los Angeles police said.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Superstar rapper Kanye West is engaged to marry his girlfriend, People magazine reported on Friday.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Superstar rapper Kanye West is engaged to marry his girlfriend, People magazine reported on Friday.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.