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Entertainment News Archive - August 03, 2006

NEW YORK (Billboard) - The Eagles hope to take flight with a new album -- sooner rather than later, according to guitarist Joe Walsh.

By Rachel Sanderson ROME (Reuters) - Rome's Catholic, Muslim and Jewish leaders have united to condemn pop star Madonna's decision to stage a mock-crucifixion when she performs in the Italian capital on Sunday a stone's throw away from Vatican City.

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Not that they're complaining, but the worldwide success of Gnarls Barkley's hit single "Crazy" and debut album "St. Elsewhere" is forcing the two principals of the soulful collective to alter their schedules.

By Borys Kit and Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The fourth installment of Bruce Willis' "Die Hard" action series will hit theaters on June 29, distributor 20th Century Fox said Wednesday. "Live Free or Die Hard" is scheduled to begin production next month.

By Gail Schiller LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - A painting returned to the heirs of its Jewish owners by a German museum last month will go under the hammer at Christie's in New York on November 8 and is expected to fetch $18-25 million.

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday ordered Time Warner Cable to immediately reinstate the NFL Network back onto cable systems it acquired from Adelphia Communications Corp.

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Canadian pop singer Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland notched a sixth week atop Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart Thursday, and is now the longest-running No. 1 since "Gold Digger" by Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx had a 10-week reign last fall.

By Jill Menze NEW YORK (Billboard) - Expanded versions of the Pretenders' first two albums, "Pretenders" and "Pretenders II," will be released on October 3 with bonus discs featuring live cuts, demos and previously unreleased tracks.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Doug Fieger, singer/guitarist with 1970s rock band The Knack underwent successful surgery in Los Angeles on Thursday to remove two brain tumors, a spokesman said.

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.'