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Entertainment News Archive - March 05, 2006

By Mark Egan LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - And the losers are? Tom Cruise and his fiance Katie Holmes.

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 Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The limousines have been rented, the champagne put on ice and the couture dresses begged, borrowed or bought. Hollywood was all made up and ready on Sunday for its big night -- the Oscars.

By Mark Egan LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - And the losers are? Tom Cruise and his fiance Katie Holmes.

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - With his 74 years, Valentino is one of the oldest fashion designers around, but the Italian says he's just enjoying himself too much to stop.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The urban farce "Madea's Family Reunion" reigned as the most popular film in North America for a second weekend but overall sales were weak as the studios focused on Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Pearl Jam wears its emotions on its sleeve on its self-titled eighth album, which will be released May 2. Material for the 13-track set took shape in the wake of President George W.

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - Designer Marc Jacobs put on a stylish show for Louis Vuitton on Sunday, capping a four-week fashion marathon which seemed to encourage fashion victims to wear more sober clothes -- and to start knitting.

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Led by George Clooney and Heath Ledger, Hollywood's biggest stars descended on the Kodak Theater for the 78th annual Oscars on Sunday ready for what could be the closest battle for best movie in years.

By Todd Martens LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Rock band Hawthorne Heights and rising R&B star Ne-Yo are expected to vie for the top of next week's Billboard 200.

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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