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Coen Brothers Spin Murderous Texas Tale

CANNES, France (AP) -- At a hotel beside the sun-dappled Mediterranean, the Coen brothers are recalling a harsh world of dust, drugs and death.... (AndNetwork)

Bond Star Says He's a Bit Out of Shape

CANNES, France (AP) -- James Bond says his rippling muscles have gone a little flabby.... (AndNetwork)

PODCAST: American Idol's Finale (AndNetwork)

Africa ignored at Cannes

Not a single African film has been selected to compete for the top Cannes award in a decade. (AndNetwork)

Britney shot up before show

Britney Spears received an emergency vitamin injection just before her concert at Miami's Mansion club. (AndNetwork)

Anchor Stone Phillips Out at NBC News

NEW YORK (AP) -- NBC News is dropping "Dateline NBC" anchor Stone Phillips in a cost-cutting move when his contract expires at the end of June.... (AndNetwork)

Jessica Alba Says She Hates to Hear `No'

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jessica Alba - ranked No. 2 on this year's "Hot 100" list by Maxim magazine - has a rebellious side.... (AndNetwork)

Alejandro Sanz Postpones Summer Tour

Sanz' spokesperson said the tour was being postponed under orders from doctors in Spain that the singer, who has been touring in Latin America, take "absolute rest" before embarking on the U.S. leg of the outing. (AndNetwork)

Lips, Decemberists Lead First Monolith Fest Bill

The Flaming Lips, the Decemberists, Kings Of Leon, Cake and Spoon lead the lineup for the first Monolith Festival, to be held Sept. 14-15 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside Denver. (AndNetwork)

Portishead Emerges For Nightmare Before Xmas

Absent from the music scene for years, U.K. rock act Portishead will curate and perform at the All Tomorrow's Parties' Nightmare Before Christmas festival, to be held Dec. 7-9 at Butlins Holiday Camp at Minehead, England. (AndNetwork)

Britney caught in the act

Troubled singer Britney Spears was booed by fans who spent almost R3 500 to see her perform live. (AndNetwork)

'I would love to have t**s!'

Pirates Of The Caribbean actress Keira Knightley has revealed that she is not happy with her modest bust. (AndNetwork)

Robbie's set to move in with...

British singer Robbie Williams, who has lived in the United States for five years, has decided to be closer to the people who love him. (AndNetwork)

Sex sells at Cannes

After dodging censors at home, a harrowing film about a woman sold into marriage in 1990s China is playing to packed audiences in Cannes. (AndNetwork)

Transexual singer ties the knot

A South Korean transsexual entertainer, whose sex change helped the country to change its family registry laws, has married. (AndNetwork)

Iran irate over Cannes film

Iran has protested to France over the screening at the Cannes film festival of an animated film about a woman growing up in revolutionary Iran. (AndNetwork)

Potter stamps for magical mail

This postage might not get letters delivered faster, but Britain's Royal Mail predicts fans will find its series of Harry Potter stamps magical. (AndNetwork)

Fats Domino returns to stage

Rock legend Fats Domino has had his first public performance since Hurricane Katrina before a sold-out crowd of hundreds in a New Orleans nightclub. (AndNetwork)

Shrek Sets $122m Animated Record

The big green ogre keeps getting bigger. Shrek the Third took in $122 million in its first weekend, breaking the franchise's own record for best debut ever for an animated film (AndNetwork)

Fire at LA School That Inspired Film

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A fire has gutted the historic auditorium of the East Los Angeles high school that inspired the movie "Stand and Deliver."... (AndNetwork)

What to See This Summer

From the blockbusters you know about to the art exhibitions you should know about, the pop culture events to look for (AndNetwork)

Campion Laments Lack of Female Directors

CANNES, France (AP) -- When Jane Campion was honored onstage at the Cannes Film Festival with about 30 other major directors Sunday, she was the lone woman of the bunch. And she's still not used to how strange that feels.... (AndNetwork)

Chef Ray Backs Great American Bake Sale

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Celebrity chef Rachael Ray says helping the hungry can be easy as pie.... (AndNetwork)

Spain's Bardem Surprises Himself in Film

CANNES, France (AP) -- Javier Bardem is one of Europe's hottest actors. But the Spanish star is astonished to find himself feted at Cannes for starring in a modern-day Western set under the big skies of west Texas.... (AndNetwork)

Moore confident about Sicko

Despite being in trouble with the US authorities, Michael Moore believes Americans will support his latest movie, Sicko . (AndNetwork)

Jude, Pam party Riviera-style

Jude Law and Pamela Anderson have partied Riviera-style into the early hours at a Cannes film festival bash that mixed business with pleasure. (AndNetwork)

Baftas honour best of British TV

The British Academy Television Awards are taking place in London, with Little Britain among the nominees. (AndNetwork)

"Shrek the Third" breaks records in first weekend (AndNetwork)

'Shrek' Sets 'Toon Record With $122M

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The big green ogre keeps getting bigger.... (AndNetwork)

Stars gather for Bafta ceremony

Celebrities are arriving for this year's Bafta TV Awards in London, where Victoria Wood is among the nominees. (AndNetwork)

Mexican Directors Ink $100M Studio Deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The three Mexican directors who shook up Hollywood last February with 16 Academy Award nominations have formed a moviemaking partnership with Universal Pictures worth a reported $100 million.... (AndNetwork)

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