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Entertainment News Archive - June 28, 2009

First-of-Its-Kind Convergent, Prime-time TV Event Draws More Than 5 Million Votes SAN FRANCISCO, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The "envelopes" were opened and the best games named during Nickelodeon's "AddictingGames Showdown" (Saturday, June 27, 8-10 p.m.

DUBLIN, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Shrewd Punters Hatch Michael Jackson Betting Coup German doctor Gunther von Hagens has given Irish bookmaking outfit Paddy Power a potential EUR80,000 (USD$112,500) bloody nose with his claims that an agreement was in place with Michael Jackson to plastinate his remains upon his death.

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Morton Gottlieb has died in Englewood, N.J., at the age of 88, his family said. Gottlieb died Thursday of natural causes, his niece Hildy Gottlieb Hill told Sunday's The New York Times. During his long career, Gottlieb produced four plays nominated for best-play Tony Awards, including Sleuth, which won in 1971.

Guitarist Eddie Van Halen married his girlfriend in a Studio City, Calif., ceremony in which the bride and groom wore flip-flop sandals, sources said. Van Halen, 54, and Janie Liszewski, 39, his girlfriend of three years, were married Saturday night at Van Halen's estate, People reported Sunday.

Dr. Deepak Chopra says his longtime friend Michael Jackson suffered from lupus and vitiligo and had been known to use strong pain medication, People.com reported. Jackson, 50, died at his home in Los Angeles Thursday.

The death of American pop singer Michael Jackson is one of the top stories of the 21st century for mainstream and Internet media, language analysts said. In the 48 hours after his death Thursday, Jackson moved to the ninth spot in traditional global print and electronic media, and No.

Actress Elaine Stritch says she rejects accusations in John Lahr's lawsuit that she owes the writer money for helping with her show Elaine Stritch at Liberty. Stritch said she owes Lahr her gratitude, but not her money, the New York Post reported Sunday. He made it possible for me to do my show, so I'm indebted to him for life, Stritch said.

The science-fiction movie Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen proved a box office smash in its opening weekend in U.S.

LOS ANGELES, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rentrak Theatrical, a business unit of Rentrak Corporation (Nasdaq: RENT), today announced the weekend theatrical box office estimates for the weekend period of June 26 through June 28, 2009 according to the company's Box Office Essentials(TM) theatrical box office data collection and analytical service. The twelve estimated top producing motion pictures for the weekend, per data collected as of 9:30AM Pacific on Sunday, June 28, 2009 by Rentrak Theatrical include: Rank Title Weekend Gross Locations 1 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $112,000,000 4234 2 The Proposal $18,466,000 3058 3 The Hangover $17,215,000 3525 4 Up $13,046,000 3487 5 My Sister's Keeper $12,030,000 2606 6 Year One

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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