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Entertainment News Archive - February 18, 2006

By Mike Collett-White BERLIN (Reuters) - The Berlin film festival picks its winner on Saturday, with U.S. director Robert Altman among the favorites to take the Golden Bear with a gentle, touching picture that stood out among a typically hard-hitting selection.

By Angus MacSwan RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters)

By Clara Ferreira-Marques MILAN (Reuters) - Milan kicked off a week of catwalk glamour on Saturday with shows by four young fashion talents which organizers hope will help the city secure a position at the industry's cutting edge.

BERLIN (Reuters) - A moving drama about Bosnia's post-war trauma and the lingering impact of the systematic rape of Bosnia women by Serb soldiers won the top prize at the Berlin Film Festival on Saturday.

By Mike Collett-White and Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - A moving drama about Bosnia's post-war trauma and the lingering impact of the systematic rape of women by Serb soldiers during the 1992-95 conflict won top honors at the Berlin Film Festival on Saturday.

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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