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Entertainment News Archive - March 06, 2010

LOS ANGELES, March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, handed out top honors to Precious and Crazy Heart at this evening's 25th Spirit Awards.

BRANSON, Mo., March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- National Guard pro Brent Ehrler of Redlands, Calif., caught a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 13 ounces Saturday to win $125,000 at the FLW Tour event presented by Cabela's on Table Rock Lake with a four-day catch of 20-bass weighing 69-11. The catch gave him the win by a solid 13-pound, 2-ounce margin over Ron Shuffield of Bismarck, Ark., who caught a total of five bass weighing 17-10 and earned $40,000.

NEW YORK, March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- "Cablevision has once again betrayed its subscribers by losing ABC7, the most popular station in the tri-state area. This follows two years of negotiations, during which we worked diligently, up to the final moments, to reach an agreement.

BETHPAGE, N.Y., March 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) today issued the following statement after ABC Disney pulled WABC from Cablevision customers, calling on Disney CEO Bob Iger to return WABC immediately while the negotiations continue.

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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