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Entertainment News Archive - August 20, 2006

By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - Bollywood's latest film about troubled marriages is showing to packed houses in India's cities, but it has not gone down well with millions in the conservative countryside where marital vows are still the basis of family values.

By Daria Sito-Sucic SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Romania's bloody 1989 revolution has hit the screen in three films telling the stories of people directly involved and others barely touched by it.

By Gina Keating LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Disney Channel plans to welcome Spanish-speaking and Latino children to its audience as never before when it runs a Spanish-language version, with English subtitles, of its upcoming music-and-dance movie "The Cheetah Girls 2" during prime time.

LONDON (Reuters) - The Rolling Stones got their world tour back on track on Sunday, with lead singer Mick Jagger showing no obvious signs of the laryngitis that forced the band to cancel two gigs last week in Spain.

By Frank Segers LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - In its seventh weekend as the No. 1 film at the foreign box office, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" notched more records, and now ranks as the sixth-biggest worldwide release of all time.

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.'