Entertainment News Archive - December 31, 2009

LONDON, December 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack and Olivia were the most popular baby names of 2009, it emerged today (31st December 2009). Jack, the moniker of Messrs Tweed, Nicholson and Straw, retained its title for the 15th year on the trot. Olivia secured a second successive stint as the girls' favourite having taken over from Grace in 2008. The highest climbers this year were Lucas, which raced 24 places up the charts to make number 15, and Maisie, which rocketed up a staggering 29 places to 41st. Layla also scored well, up 21 places to number 46 while Lexi leapt 18 spots up to number 43.

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- PricePickle.com, a leading coupon code shopping portal, has announced their top New Year's resolution offers for the 2010 New Year.

CHICAGO, Dec. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most turnaround professionals predict a hard slog toward economic recovery in 2010 as businesses weighed down by debt hit rough patches and credit markets shun them.

BOCA RATON, Fla., Dec. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- With the right weight-loss tools, consumers will be able to keep their 2010 resolutions focused on losing and maintaining a healthy weight. Dr. Sasson Moulavi, M.D.

MIAMI, Dec. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Novus Vinum, a leading wine and spirits site from Gayot Publications, announced its Top Ten Spirits of 2009.

GROTON, Mass., Dec. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Sandra Bullock has been voted the Top Money-Making Star of 2009 in Quigley Publishing Company's 78th Annual Poll of Exhibitors and is the first female to win since Julia Roberts in 1999. Bullock is the eighth woman chosen #1 in the Poll's 78 year history.

Word of the Day
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.