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Entertainment News Archive - December 16, 2005

By Chris Marlowe LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Yahoo Inc.

Real estate mogul-turned reality TV star Donald Trump hired his fourth apprentice on Thursday, choosing consulting firm CEO Randal Pinkett during a live telecast of the finale of NBC's "The Apprentice."

By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Real estate mogul-turned reality TV star Donald Trump hired his fourth apprentice on Thursday, choosing consulting firm CEO Randal Pinkett during a live telecast of the finale of NBC's "The Apprentice." Trump chose Pinkett over financial journalist Rebecca Jarvis on a Lincoln Center stage that was outfitted as a mock-up of the boardroom in which Trump aims his weekly "You're fired" at one of the contestants vying for a six-figure job with the Trump organization.

LONDON (Reuters) - Actress Teri Hatcher won substantial libel damages on Friday from a British newspaper that alleged she used a camper van outside her home to have sex with a series of men.

Actress Teri Hatcher won substantial libel damages on Friday from a British newspaper that alleged she used a camper van outside her home to have sex with a series of men.

By Adam Pasick LONDON (Reuters) - Echoing their song "You Never Give Me Your Money," The Beatles have sued record company EMI Group, claiming that they are owed 30 million pounds ($53.1 million) in royalties after negotiations broke down.

(Corrects age) A corrected repetition follows. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Grammy-winning singer Lou Rawls has been diagnosed with cancer and was being treated at a Los Angeles hospital, his spokesman said on Friday.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Grammy-winning singer Lou Rawls has been diagnosed with cancer and was being treated at a Los Angeles hospital, his spokesman said on Friday.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Imagine this: a talking John Lennon doll. The Web site for the National Entertainment Collectibles Association (http://www.necaonline.com) has unveiled pictures of a new John Lennon action figure that is expected to arrive in stores in the spring.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - John Spencer, star of NBC television drama "The West Wing," died on Friday at a Los Angeles hospital after suffering a heart attack, his spokesman Ron Hofmann said. Spencer, 58, portrayed vice presidential candidate Leo McGarry on the Emmy-winning show.

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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