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Entertainment News Archive - November 05, 2005

By Gina Keating and Doris Frankel LOS ANGELES/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The debut on Friday of "Chicken Little," the first fully computer-animated movie by the Walt Disney Co., was greeted on Friday with mixed reviews that industry experts said would not affect the younger audiences the film is aimed at.

By Michael Paoletta NEW YORK (Billboard) - Madonna will not let a few cracked ribs and broken bones spoil her party. Weeks after falling from her horse on the grounds of her English estate, Madonna is in the mood to dance. Not surprisingly, she wants the world to know.

Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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