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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
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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