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Entertainment News Archive - March 04, 2006

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - Kate Moss is haunting the Paris catwalks again.

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Chevy Chase opened the Oscars in 1988 with the line: "Good evening, Hollywood phonies," and never hosted the show again.

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The gay cowboys of "Brokeback Mountain" lassoed the best feature prize at the Independent Spirit Awards, the art-house world's equivalent of the Oscars, on Saturday, a day before the picture competes for a leading eight honors at the Academy Awards.

By Mark Egan LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - And the loser is? Tom Cruise.

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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