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Entertainment News Archive - October 26, 2008

SAVANNAH, Ga., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The 11th annual Savannah Film Festival, hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design, presented Variety Vice President and Editor-in Chief Peter Bart with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contribution to Entertainment Journalism Oct.

ATLANTA, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Trustpoint Advisors launches its national Tour for The Apostles of Comedy while making its DVDs available at mass retail stores everywhere. Drew Edwards is the President of Trustpoint and the film's Executive Producer.

Iranian poet Tahereh Saffarzadeh has died in Tehran following a lengthy battle with a brain disease, Press TV says. The official government TV network said Saffarzadeh, known best for poetry collections such as "The Fifth Journey and Dawn's Visit," died Saturday in the wake of a 2007 brain surgery.

U.S. actress Amy Poehler, who starred in the pregnancy comedy "Baby Mama," has given birth to her first child, a representative for the comedian says.

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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