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Entertainment News Archive - June 07, 2009

Wondergirls, the top female pop group in South Korea, plan a U.S. tour this summer with the Jonas Brothers, promoters said. The group is also to release an English-language album, The Korea Times reported.

The Hills star Heidi Pratt was hospitalized in Costa Rica while competing in the reality series I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here, her publicist says.

The woman behind the Beatles' hit song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds has the auto-immune disease lupus, British singer Julian Lennon says. Lennon, whose late father John was a member of the popular British rock group, said Lucy Vodden, 46, is facing organ breakdown and intense pain as she battles lupus, The Sunday Times of London reported.

LOS ANGELES, June 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rentrak Theatrical, a business unit of Rentrak Corporation (Nasdaq: RENT), today announced the weekend theatrical box office estimates for the weekend period of June 5 through June 7, 2009 according to the company's Box Office Essentials(TM) theatrical box office data collection and analytical service. The twelve estimated top producing motion pictures for the weekend, per data collected as of 9:30AM Pacific on Sunday, June 7, 2009 by Rentrak Theatrical include: Rank Title Weekend Gross Locations 1 Up $44,244,000 3818 2 The Hangover $43,275,000 3269 3 Land Of The Lost $19,523,945 3521 4 Night At The Museum: Battle Smithsonian $14,650,000 3807 5 Star Trek $8,400,000 3202 6 Terminator Salvation

- Affiliate of retailer agrees to purchase up to 20 store leases, all inventory, and corporate facilities; stores will continue to operate under Filene's Basement name NEW YORK, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Filene's Basement today announced that an affiliate of Men's Wearhouse (NYSE: MW) emerged as the winning bidder in a nine-hour bankruptcy auction for assets of the off-price chain that was held in Manhattan on Friday.

Blondes may have more fun -- just not with fictional British superspy James Bond, who researchers found prefers dark-haired women for his romantic liaisons. Cleveland State University communications Professor Kimberly Neuendorf said by studying the 195 female characters in the first 20 James Bond films her research group also determined the fictional hero also tended to sleep with young and attractive women, The Sunday Telegraph reported. The research team analyzed the characteristics of the 195 characters taken from Bond films, ranging from 1962's Dr.

New Line Cinema has bucked the odds and is doing well since falling under the umbrella of fellow U.S.

FBI officials say they have offered authorities in Thailand assistance investigating U.S. actor David Carradine's death. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimilller confirmed the U.S.

The BBC says it is attempting to determine if British businessman Alan Sugar will return to star in the hit British TV series, The Apprentice. The Sunday Telegraph reported the British broadcaster was considering Sugar's continued involvement in the reality competition after the successful entrepreneur

U.S. singer Alan Jackson says his country music songs of the past 20 years have tended to be about love and other life experiences. The world's changed a lot in 20 years, but songs are pretty much about love or lost love, Jackson, 50, told The (Nashville) Tennessean.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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