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Entertainment News Archive - December 12, 2009

VANCOUVER, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ - Yang Yang, China's first ever Olympic Winter Games gold medalist, and the first person to carry the Olympic flame on mainland China in 2008, ran as an international torchbearer for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch relay on Prince Edward Island.

ATLANTA, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Four nominees have been announced for the AT&T All-America Player of the Year award, and only the fan votes will determine the top college football player in the nation.

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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