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Entertainment News Archive - August 19, 2006

By Julie Mollins TORONTO (Reuters) - A 20th-century French oil painting by Edouard Vuillard, looted by the Nazis during World War Two, will be returned to the family of its original owner, the National Gallery of Canada said on Friday.

MUMBAI (Reuters) - An employee of state-run Air-India has complained to police that a Bollywood actress abused and threatened her for refusing to upgrade a friend on a flight, an airline spokesman and a newspaper said on Saturday.

By Lars Brandle LONDON (Billboard) - Veteran British pop/rock outfit Duran Duran has no desire to slow down. Despite cruising well past their 25th anniversary as a recording entity, the members of the quintet are raring to hit the road again.

By Tamara Conniff and Hillary Crosley NEW YORK (Billboard) - No one recognizes R&B singer/songwriter John Legend when he walks around his neighborhood in New York's East Village. He strolls down St.

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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