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Entertainment News Archive - August 22, 2006

By Bonnie J. Gordon BERLIN (Hollywood Reporter) - Germany's FantasyFilmFest started out 20 years ago as a one-off presentation of science fiction and horror films in Hamburg.

By Gregg Goldstein NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - The politically charged documentary "Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing" has been picked up for worldwide distribution by the Weinstein Co. A release is tentatively scheduled for the fall, possibly right before the November elections.

By Pip Bulbeck SYDNEY (Hollywood Reporter) - Australian filmmaker Bruce Beresford has signed to write and direct a feature based on the Battle of Long Tan, one of the seminal battles of the Vietnam War for Australian and New Zealand troops.

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Former Miss Universe and Bollywood star Sushmita Sen will star alongside Richard Gere in a Hollywood film to be shot in Argentina, a newspaper said on Tuesday.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sportscaster Bob Costas, long a frontliner for televised coverage of the Olympics and other top sporting events, makes a return to radio next month with a weekly show targeted at sports and music stations.

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - ABC News on Monday picked Chris Cuomo as news anchor of "Good Morning America," giving the "Primetime Live" veteran and the network's senior legal correspondent a prominent role on the No. 2 morning show.

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - More than 8,000 "American Idol" hopefuls auditioned for the hit talent show in Birmingham, Ala., on Monday, hoping to follow in the footsteps of two previous winners who hail from the southern city.

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - More than 8,000 "American Idol" hopefuls auditioned for the hit talent show in Birmingham, Ala., on Monday, hoping to follow in the footsteps of two previous winners who hail from the southern city.

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Rappers RZA, T.I. and Common have joined the cast of "American Gangster," a 1970s crime drama starring Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington. Ridley Scott is directing the Universal Pictures project.

LONDON (Reuters) - British band Keane have canceled three concerts and postponed their north American tour after lead singer Tom Chaplin admitted drink and drug addiction and entered a private clinic for treatment.