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Entertainment News Archive - August 25, 2006

By Alexandria Sage LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Looking for the latest hot item in fashion? Tune into Sunday's Emmy Awards and you might catch a glimpse of the next big trend on the red carpet, like pearl-encrusted bra straps.

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - ABC's hit medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" is favored to win the top award at Sunday's Emmy Awards and foil a bid by newly departed NBC political saga "The West Wing" for a record fifth term as U.S. television's best drama series.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Pop star Madonna is due to stage her first concert in Russia at Moscow University next month, but due to crowd control fears, she might have to perform instead at an airfield where suicide bombers once killed 15 concert-goers.

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Actor Tom Cruise has a new award from Australia to add to his collection -- for being the most sexist celebrity.

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Filming of a telemovie about the horrifying Australian outback murder of British tourist Peter Falconio has begun, with a former star of British soap opera "Coronation Street" to play Falconio's girlfriend, Joanne Lees.

By Julie Mollins TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan, renowned for award-winning movies that explore the dark sides of human behavior, is taking a turn at helming a grand opera with similar brooding features.

By Julie Mollins TORONTO (Reuters) - Filmmaker Atom Egoyan, renowned for award-winning movies that explore the dark sides of human behavior, is taking a turn at helming a grand opera with similar brooding features.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After 40 years of performing rock music, pop ballads and movie soundtracks, Elton John is looking to cross over to yet another musical genre -- hip hop.

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Despite rumors to the contrary, Beyonce's second solo album, "B'Day," is still scheduled for release on September 5, according to the singer's father and manager, Mathew Knowles.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Bob Dylan has drafted Kings of Leon, the Foo Fighters and the Raconteurs to support him on his fall tour of North America, which begins October 11 in Vancouver, B.C.

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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