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Entertainment News Archive - October 15, 2005

By Michele Kambas LARNACA, Cyprus (Reuters) - Even without the sequined jumpsuit over a matted chest gleaming with medallions, Mario Kombou turns heads. Just don't call him an Elvis impersonator. "It's a bit demeaning.

ROME (Reuters) - Oscar winner Roberto Benigni treated Italians watching Saturday's prime time news show to an impromptu strip tease to mark the release of his new film "The Tiger and the Snow" about the war in Iraq.

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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