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Entertainment News Archive - January 05, 2009

BEIJING, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- VisionChina Media Inc.

LONDON, January 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Moneybookers, one of Europe's largest online payments systems, today announces its financial results for the year ended 31 December 2008. - EBITDA run rate up 100% to EUR26m - Total number of account holders up 55% to 6.2m - Strong growth in ecommerce: transaction volumes up over 300%; over 30,000 partners including global brands such as Skype, AOL and Ricardo. - Total transaction volume run rate reached EUR3bn - Over 9,000 customers signing up for an account every day: up over 130% compared to December 2007 During 2008, Moneybookers achieved strong growth across all areas of the business as merchants and consumers continued to realise the benefits of the Moneybookers system.

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Tickets.com, a leading worldwide provider of integrated ticketing solutions, has signed a long-term contract extension with the Buffalo Sabres and their home venue, the HSBC Arena.

Winner to perform at New York's Gotham Comedy Club and audition for Comedy Central's TV show 'Live At Gotham' SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan.

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Hollywood film stars John Travolta and Kelly Preston say they are grateful to people who have reached out to them after the death of their only son, Jett. Jett Travolta, 16, died Friday, reportedly after hitting his head on a bathtub while on vacation with his parents in the Bahamas.

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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