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Entertainment News Archive - August 04, 2006

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Arthur Lee, the eccentric singer/guitarist with influential 1960s rock band Love, has died in a Memphis hospital after a battle with leukemia, his manager said on Friday. He was 61.

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - After what it calls a successful test under its belt, ABC is poised to relaunch its streaming video service in the fall with a tweaked broadband player and more shows available online for a shorter period of time per episode.

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Audioslave's third album, "Revelations," is penciled in for a September 5 release, but it's not the only thing on singer Chris Cornell's plate these days.

By Kimberly Nordyke LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Report

By Gregg Kilday LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Ignoring a request to remove the documentary "Jesus Camp" from its lineup, Michael Moore's Traverse City (Mich.) Film Festival plans two screenings of the film, one Friday and one Saturday.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An online auction of an Oscar statuette expected to sell for more than $100,000 was cancelled on Friday after investigators discovered it was a "high quality" counterfeit, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences said.

By Gregg Kilday LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Ignoring a request to remove the documentary "Jesus Camp" from its lineup, Michael Moore's Traverse City (Mich.) Film Festival went ahead Friday with the first of two screenings of the film.

By Leslie Simmons LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter, ESQ.) - Mel Gibson's recent arrest on charges of driving under the influence has brought a veteran Hollywood criminal defense lawyer onto the actor-director's high-powered legal team.

By Melinda Newman LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - It only took five years and four record labels, but Jerry Lee Lewis' "Last Man Standing" is set for release.

By Gail Mitchell LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Before Gladys Knight's manager son Jimmy Newman died in 1999, he gave his mom some sage advice. "He said, 'You've been there and done that,"' Knight recalls during a stop at the Sheraton in Universal City, Calif.

Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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