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Entertainment News Archive - September 04, 2006

By Paul Tait SYDNEY (Reuters) - Steve Irwin, the quirky Australian naturalist who won worldwide acclaim, was killed by a stingray barb through the chest on Monday while diving off Australia's northeast coast, emergency officials and witnesses said.

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Top Bollywood action hero Suniel Shetty had a miraculous escape when his car skidded and slammed into a roadside railing at the weekend, leaving him with just a minor neck injury, according to newspaper reports on Monday.

By Michael Paoletta NEW YORK (Billboard) - Northern Irish rockers Ash have swapped Guinness for Brooklyn lager and relocated to New York to craft their fifth album, due next spring.

Steve Irwin, the quirky Australian naturalist who won worldwide acclaim, was killed by a stingray barb through the chest on Monday while diving off Australia's northeast coast, emergency officials and witnesses said.

By Paul Tait SYDNEY (Reuters) - Steve Irwin, the quirky Australian naturalist who won worldwide acclaim, was killed by a stingray barb through the chest on Monday while diving off Australia's northeast coast, emergency officials and witnesses said.

By Mike Collett-White and Silvia Aloisi VENICE (Reuters) - "The Queen," a superbly acted reconstruction of the crisis within the British monarchy caused by Princess Diana's death in 1997, is the early favorite to land the big prizes at the Venice Film Festival this year.

LONDON (Reuters) - A magistrate on Monday deferred sentencing rock singer Pete Doherty on a string of drug offences, although the Babyshambles frontman could still be jailed for up to six months.

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has banned director Lou Ye from making movies for the next five years after he submitted "Summer Palace" to the Cannes Film Festival without official approval, state media reported on Monday.

By Jennifer Kwan TORONTO (Reuters) - Inuit filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk bought a video camera in 1981 with the proceeds from the sale of three soapstone sculptures and the purchase kick-started his movie-making career. On Thursday, his career goes into high gear.

By Michele Kambas NICOSIA (Reuters) - A film about forbidden love in Cyprus has stirred passions on the ethnically partitioned island, with its showing at the Venice Film Festival this week embroiled in a row over funding.