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Entertainment News Archive - April 30, 2008

PORTLAND, Ore., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- More FiOS TV customers can enjoy even more high-definition programming now that Verizon has launched high-definition video-on-demand (VOD) service in Oregon.

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Paramount Pictures announced today that it has purchased the screen rights to the current New York Times non-fiction bestsellers Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction by David Sheff and Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines by Nic Sheff, for development and feature film production by Plan B.

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lionsgate , the leading independent filmed entertainment studio, and Ish Entertainment, the company recently formed by Michael Hirschorn and Stella Stolper, today announced the formation of a joint venture to produce original entertainment for television.

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'.