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Entertainment News Archive - July 02, 2006

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Beatles visited Japan only once as a band, but the country is commemorating the 40th anniversary of their concerts as if the Fab Four had never left the stage.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Superman Returns" flexed its muscle at Northern American multiplexes, soaring to the top of the weekend box office with $84 million in ticket sales during its first five days, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. Warner Bros.

By Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Superman Returns" leapt in a single bound to the front of the box office in its first weekend, but the man of steel found the iron women of "The Devil Wears Prada" standing next in line with a dazzling debut. The Warner Bros.

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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