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Entertainment News Archive - June 17, 2006

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The 9th Shanghai International Film Festival opened on Saturday, drawing Hollywood stars to China's financial capital as the country's cultural life begins to catch up with its economic boom.

By Adrian Croft LONDON (Reuters) - As a young Beatle, Paul McCartney wondered what it would be like to be 64. On Sunday he will know.

Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.