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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.

Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.