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Entertainment News Archive - September 03, 2006

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It took years for the Vietnam war to "come home" to U.S. moviegoers, but a series of fall films will soon test the appetite for cinematic tales about U.S. politics and the human toll of the war in Iraq.

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It took years for the Vietnam war to "come home" to U.S. moviegoers, but a series of fall films will soon test the appetite for cinematic tales about U.S. politics and the human toll of the war in Iraq.

LONDON (Reuters) - Justin Timberlake knocked Beyonce and Jay-Z off the top of the British pop charts on Sunday to claim his first solo UK number one with "Sexyback." The American singer's first single in three years has already topped the charts in the United States.

By Erik Pedersen LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "I had some of the best times of my life in this building," rubber-spined bassist Flea said of the crusty but trusty Forum.

By Geoff Mayfield LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - In case you missed lessons learned in recent years from "American Idol," awards shows and the career path of Josh Groban, the top 10 of the latest Billboard 200 albums chart makes an obvious marketing mantra abundantly clear: TV exposure sells music.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Pictures' feel-good football movie "Invincible" led the North American holiday box office for a second weekend, ahead of new releases "Crank" and "Wicker Man," according to studio estimates issued on Sunday. Because of the U.S.

By Ray Bennett VENICE, Italy (Hollywood Reporter) - Paul Verhoeven's World War II drama "Black Book" is an ambitious throwback to the days of rousing all-action wartime pictures in which an intrepid loner risks everything to fight a clearly defined enemy. It succeeds on almost all fronts.

Crank By Michael Rechtshaffen LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The 2006 summer movie season went out with a reasonable bang courtesy of "Crank," a jacked-up, unapologetically mindless bit of ADD-prescribed escapism that more or less delivers on a nifty premise.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Tori Amos' radical reworking of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and the camp rendering of "Dancing in the Street" by David Bowie and Mick Jagger are among the tracks collected for a covers compilation CD that will benefit a medical charity.

By Leila Cobo MIAMI (Billboard) - Like no other Latin genre before it, reggaeton is a magnet for sponsors and brands looking to target a specific youth market. It is no wonder. The Puerto Rican-sourced rap style burst into public consciousness at about the same time that the U.S.