Entertainment News Archive - September 19, 2009


Ten professional dancers are to perform a tribute to the late U.S. movie star Patrick Swayze on Dancing with the Stars, ABC said. Swayze, the star of Dirty Dancing and Ghost, died Monday of pancreatic cancer at the age of 57.

YOKNEAM, Israel, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumenis Ltd., the world's largest medical laser company, announced today that it supplied an UltraPulse SurgiTouch CO2 laser with Digital AcuBlade microsurgery system to the Landspitalinn University Hospital in Reykjavik, Iceland.

MIAMI, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Tequila CAZADORES(R), the number-one premium tequila in the world(1) and Official Spirits Sponsor of the Ultimate Fighting Championship(R) ("UFC(R)"), is proud to announce the sixth recipient of the Tequila CAZADORES Authentic Spirit Award.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- "Ask most people associated with most nonprofits how much money they think they can raise in a fundraising cycle and usually they'll smile and answer, 'As much as we can.' But that's a tragic mistake," says Dr. Stephen L.

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey compensated Chicago for the cost of city services for her 24th season premiere on Michigan Avenue, a city official says. Cindy Gatziolis, a spokeswoman for Chicago's Office of Special Events, said Winfrey's representatives paid five city departments a total of $54,832 for the event that shut down the avenue for 2 1/2 days, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Saturday. Included among the bills was $28,277 for the city's Office of Emergency Management and Communications for traffic control assistance during the Sept.

The new talk show pilot starring U.S.

The Irish rock group U2 says it will be releasing a 25th anniversary reissue of its 1984 album The Unforgettable Fire with remastered sound. Rolling Stone magazine reported Friday the With or Without You rockers announced the Oct.

A commercial flight made an emergency landing in Texas after rock ringer Scott Weiland suffered a seizure mid-flight, a representative says. The unidentified representative told Rolling Stone exclusively the Stone Temple Pilots singer had the seizure while flying from Los Angeles to Miami Friday, forcing

A city official in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, says the local government has not decided whether to allow the screening of a movie about exiled activist Rebiya Kadeer. Kaohsiung Department of Information Director Hsu Li-ming said it remained unclear whether local officials will allow The 10 Conditions of Love to be shown at a local film festival running from Oct.

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'