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Entertainment News Archive - May 13, 2006

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Metallica

By Reed Stevenson AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - "The Da Vinci Code" is a goldmine not only for its creators but for a host of others producing spinoff merchandise like video games and guided tours that narrowly avoid using the novel's full title.

By Leah Schnurr TORONTO (Reuters) - Reclusive poet and troubadour Leonard Cohen made a rare public appearance on Saturday to promote his first book in 22 years, which he hopes will help him recoup some of the money he says was stolen by his former manager.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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