Entertainment News Archive - August 29, 2006

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Black Crowes have "released" keyboardist Eddie Hawrysch due to unspecified "personal issues," the rock band's publicist said on Monday. Further details were not immediately available.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Former Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio will hit the road in October for a North American tour in support of his upcoming album, "Bar 17." The trek will kick off with two rare club shows at New York's Webster Hall on October 8-9.

By Anne Thompson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Heralding the start of an unusual entrepreneurial relationship, Tom Cruise and his producing partner said Monday they have joined forces with a new investment partnership that will fund the duo's production endeavors for the next two years.

By Greg Prato NEW YORK (Billboard) - XTC guitarist Andy Partridge recently combed his vaults and discovered an exorbitant amount of rarities and outtakes recorded by the defunct English art-rock combo, resulting in a nine-disc boxed set that will come out on October 16.

By Mike Collett-White VENICE (Reuters) - Dark tales of real-life crime dominate Hollywood's star-studded assault on the Venice Film Festival this year, with U.S. directors drawing inspiration from murder mysteries of the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Four decades after Julie Andrews climbed every mountain and married a widowed naval captain in "The Sound of Music," his real-life great grandchildren are hoping to make movie magic of their own.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Playwright Neil Simon, author of Broadway fare ranging from "Barefoot in the Park" to "Brighton Beach Memoirs," will receive this year's Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize as a uniquely American humorist.

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bob Dylan's new album "Modern Times" was released on Tuesday to rave reviews that showed the 65-year-old legend has plenty to say about the changing times since his last record came out on September 11, 2001.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Linkin Park, one of the few major acts that had yet to make its music available via Apple's iTunes Music Store, has changed course and pacted with the service.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne has unveiled the lineup for his Perspectives series, which will he curate at New York's Carnegie Hall next February.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'