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Entertainment News Archive - July 12, 2007

William (Bill) McGorry has been appointed Chairman of Broadcasting & Cable's Hall of Fame. In this role, McGorry will oversee the nominating process and manage the annual awards event, held this year on October 22 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.

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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