Entertainment News Archive - August 27, 2006

By Gail Mitchell LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - R&B singer Sunshine Anderson learned the hard way how important a career strategy is. Soon after scoring a hit single and a gold album in 2001, she found herself with no real game plan and wound up bankrupt and depressed.

By Denise Abbott LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)

By Brian Garrity NEW YORK (Billboard) - When MTV broadcasts the Video Music Awards (VMAs) August 31, it will produce not one version of the show, but four.

By Ray Richmond LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - This is a tough year to be hosting Sunday's Primetime Emmy Awards, as Conan O'Brien readily admits. Not that it has been easy before: The only other time he had this gig was 2002, a scant year after September 11.

LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's largest street party got under way on Sunday as festivities began in the narrow streets of London's Notting Hill with an estimated 300,000 visitors coming to enjoy the first day of the annual carnival.

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The new Mark Wahlberg football drama "Invincible" lived up to its immodest name at the weekend box office in North America but overall ticket sales resumed their decline as the lucrative summer moviegoing period drew to a close.

By Elisabeth O'Leary MADRID (Reuters) - The triumphs of the bullfighter Manolete and his tragic early death in 1947 have become legendary in Spain, but his eyebrow-raising relationship with actress Lupe Sino has been largely ignored.

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Monk" star Tony Shalhoub claimed his third prize as best actor in a television comedy for playing an obsessive-compulsive detective while other veteran performers edged out newcomers in the early going at the Emmy Awards on Sunday.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - NBC's new workplace satire "The Office," adapted from the popular British show of the same name, was crowned U.S. television's best comedy series at the Emmy Awards on Sunday.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kiefer Sutherland won the

Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]