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Entertainment News Archive - August 17, 2006

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Broadcast and cable news will mark the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with a flurry of special reports and blanket coverage of what happened to the Gulf Coast and what hasn't happened in the year since the killer storm.

LONDON (Reuters) - British writer Salman Rushdie sprang to the defense of Guenter Grass on Thursday after Germany's Nobel prize-winning author confessed he was once a teenage member of Hitler's Waffen SS.

They came from down the block and from hours away to see director Spike Lee's view of how Hurricane Katrina changed their lives, and New Orleanians were sad and proud of what they viewed.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Sean Lennon has some weighty topics on his mind on "Friendly Fire," his first solo album in eight years. "Basically, all the songs are pretty recent.

(corrects spelling of name in 10th paragraph to Sharpe) By Sara Ledwith LONDON (Reuters) - Have you seen the king? As the 29th anniversary of his death passes, a $3 million reward is being offered for anyone who finds Elvis Presley alive. U.S.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Johnny Depp and director Tim Burton, known for their offbeat films like "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," will team again to make "Sweeney Todd," based on Stephen Sondheim's award-winning stage musical, the DreamWorks movie studio said on Thursday.

MALIBU, California (Reuters) - Actor Mel Gibson was sentenced to three years on probation on Thursday after he pleaded no contest to a drunk-driving charge in an incident that made world headlines for his anti-Semitic tirade.

A family of "Golden" names was launched today by GGNSC Holdings LLC for the different companies that address a broad array of long-term care and senior living needs throughout the United States.

LONDON (Reuters) - Pete Doherty, lead singer with the British rock band Babyshambles, was charged on Thursday with seven counts involving possession of heroin, cocaine and cannabis, police said.

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Mel Gibson, who ignited a furor with his anti-Semitic rant after being stopped for speeding last month, pleaded no contest on Thursday to a drunken driving charge and was spared jail time in a deal with prosecutors.

Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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