Entertainment News Archive - August 09, 2006

Reviewers are hailing often-provocative director Oliver Stone for the respect, restraint and patriotism he displays in his new movie "World Trade Center," while wondering whether Americans are ready for a film about a national wound that has hardly healed -- the disaster of 9/11.

By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - Bollywood is set to take a big leap this week with the opening of a blockbuster set around marital tensions, a brave departure by an industry known more for showcasing marriage as the heart of Indian family values.

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - British tabloids are licking their lips as Paul McCartney's divorce from his wife Heather becomes increasingly ugly, and comparisons with the bitter split between Britain's Prince Charles and Diana 10 years ago are already being made.

By Arthur Asiimwe KIGALI (Reuters) - A new film about Rwanda's 1994 genocide criticizes the United Nations for standing by as the slaughter unfolded, and asks if the world body has learned any lessons from the killings, its director said on Wednesday.

By Katie Hasty NEW YORK (Billboard) - With a margin of only a few hundred copies, "NOW 22" returned to the No. 1 spot on the U.S. pop albums charts Wednesday, preventing rapper DMX from posting his sixth consecutive chart-topper. The multi-label hits package rose one place to No.

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z wants to use his influence on young people to get them to conserve water at a time when poor nations cannot get enough safe drinking water. Jay-Z told a news conference at U.N.

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - One of the most elusive figures in Hollywood since the heyday of Howard Hughes may be about to make her debut.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian and Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams has entered treatment for alcohol abuse after being sober for 20 years, his publicist said on Wednesday.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The 1980s pop group Duran Duran is trying to repackage itself as a band for the 21st century, using a virtual reality Web site, in what it says is a promotional first.

Word of the Day
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.