Entertainment News Archive - August 30, 2006

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC's Emmy Awards telecast was the No. 1 show last week, beating back a cheeky challenge by Jack Sparrow and the 2003 movie "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" on ABC.

By Nicole Sperling LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporte

By Eric J. Lyman ROME (Hollywood Reporter) - The fur was flying Tuesday between the organizers of the venerable Venice Film Festival and its fledgling counterpart in Rome.

By Mike Collett-White VENICE (Reuters) - British

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 Mike Collett-White VENICE (Reuters) - The Venice Film Festival opens on Wednesday with the world premiere of "The Black Dahlia," a sepia-tinted throwback to 1940s Hollywood based on a grisly real-life murder that remains unsolved to this day.

By Katie Hasty NEW YORK (Billboard) - In yet another big week for new releases on the U.S. albums chart, the MTV-constructed band Danity Kane trumped hip-hop duo OutKast to take the top spot, while Paris Hilton scored the highest debut for a new solo female pop artist this year with a No.

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - "Celebrity Duets" carried a strong tune Tuesday, with its two-hour premiere leading Fox to a primetime victory in two key measures.

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When director Kirby Dick wanted to learn the identities of the most secretive group in the film industry, he resorted to a time-honored Hollywood tradition. He hired a private eye to follow them and go through their garbage.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Glenn Ford died on Wednesday in his Beverly Hills home, police said. He was 90. Beverly Hills Police Department said in a statement that paramedics were called to Ford's home in the afternoon and found the actor dead. The cause of his death was not immediately known.

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