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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
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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