Entertainment News Archive - January 03, 2009

An overdose of heroin and morphine caused the death of Andre Young Jr., son of U.S. rapper Dr.

Album sales in the United States dropped by 14 percent in 2008 with Tha Carter III by rapper Lil' Wayne taking top sales honors for the year, data shows. The BBC said, according to Nielsen SoundScan figures, while Tha Carter III was the year's top-selling album in the United States, Radiohead's In Rainbows

Rapper Kevin Federline, ex-husband of U.S.

U.S. pop singer Fergie says she has been focused on slimming and tightening her body through exercise in preparation for her upcoming wedding. The London Bridge singer said on New Year's Eve that in anticipation of her Jan.

A growing number of celebrities say Israel should stop all military action in the Gaza Strip immediately. Scottish singer Annie Lennox and English comedian Alexei Sayle are among the high-profile entertainers speaking out against Israel's bombing of the troubled Middle East region, the BBC reported Friday. With the bombings being blamed for more than 400 deaths in the Gaza Strip, Lennox has called for peace negotiations to end the bloodshed. It's a question of human rights, human values that goes beyond Jewish, Muslim, nothing to do with any of that, the former Eurythmics star said at a recent London news conference.

A yacht once used by Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Anne has been fully restored in order to be put up for sale, its owner says. Cindy McGrail said her family has decided to sell the royal yacht Bloodhound after restoring the 63-foot vessel to the glory it enjoyed during the 1960s, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. In a sense, these boats are irreplaceable and part of living history, McGrail said of the vessel currently kept in Dorset county.

British actress Kate Winslet says she has stayed a size 6 movie star through the use of exercise DVDs and adhering to a sensible diet. The 33-year-old actress, whose newest movie is Revolutionary Road, said she maintained her slim look without becoming a regular attendee of a gym or health club, People

Michigan may soon house three new TV and movie production studios as part of a nearly completed $80 million development deal, state film officials say. Michigan Film Office Chief Executive Officer Anthony Wenson said the production deal is almost completed and could represent a significant boost to the state's struggling economy, The Detroit News reported Saturday. It's a game-changer, Wenson said.

Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy magazine, says he first learned about love by watching scores of Hollywood movies as a child. The 82-year-old magazine icon said movies were his first true love in life and they were the first to offer insights into the world of romance and love, the Los Angeles Times reported on its Web site Saturday. Everything I learned about love, I learned from the movies, Hefner said.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).