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Entertainment News Archive - December 10, 2005

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Chris Rock won't be back to hand out Oscars next year, according to reports.

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gay cowboy movie won rave reviews on Friday as mainstream Hollywood embraced the tale of Marlboro men in love, but for most gay Americans the acceptance symbolized by marriage remains a distant dream.

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Brokeback Mountain," the film about a gay love affair that transforms the lives of two cowboys, was named 2005's best film by a major critics group on Saturday in the first of several awards lists expected to narrow the field of Oscar contenders.

Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.