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Entertainment News Archive - September 02, 2010

LONDON, September 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - UK Premiere Series ROOKIE BLUE Leads Line-up of Original First-Run Productions - Including SHATTERED and FACING KATE - on the New Look Channel - With Logo Universal Networks International has today announced the rebranding of Hallmark Channel in the UK to Universal Channel, launching its new look on Monday 18th October with the UK premiere of SHATTERED - an original series produced in partnership with E1 Entertainment. The new channel will also host the UK premieres of ROOKIE BLUE - a global acquisition which has already launched to huge success in the USA and Canada - and FACING KATE, a co-production between Universal Cable Productions and Universal Networks International. "The Hallmark Channel has a loyal audience in the pay-tv market and already offers a strong line-up of great content including the Law & Order franchise of shows," said Laurence Dawkin-Jones, UK MD, Universal Networks International. "This

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Got muscle? America's muscle charity, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, is transforming the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon this weekend by integrating a simple yet highly memorable gesture throughout the 21-1/2-hour show.

BRUSSELS, September 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Europe's Internet Advertising Bureau's 2010 Objectives Attract Industry Leaders IAB Europe - the trade body for the European interactive and digital media industry - welcomes ADTECH, CPX Interactive, Expedia, Selligent, TripAdvisor and ValueClick as its newest members. Alain Heureux, President and CEO of IAB Europe said: "We are delighted to have such industry heavyweights as ADTECH, CPX Interactive, Expedia, Selligent, TripAdvisor and ValueClick join our corporate membership.

NEW YORK, Sept 2 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in history, a new, clinically tested athletic shoe produced by Ektio Inc.

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- "Parental Controls" chronicles the worst case scenarios and the choices that are available to avoid these pitfalls. Elder abuse haunts the headlines and Ms. Hollins-Moore is on a mission to help prevent such abuse in our society.

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- This Fall, students in classrooms across the country are once again being challenged to read to help kids in need.

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Stories about poverty and famine are often in the news.

LONDON, September 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Bodog, the largest online betting brand in the world*, have been confirmed as the new title sponsors of the Bodog.com World Grand Prix. The poker, casino and online betting website are the new sponsor for the GBP350,000 event, which will be held from October 4-10 at the Citywest Hotel Convention Centre in Dublin, Ireland. Screened live on Sky Sports in the UK and also around the world, the Bodog.com World Grand Prix is one of the sport's most exciting events, with the unique double-start format meaning that players have to begin and end every leg with a double. Reigning champion Phil Taylor will be bidding to win the event for an incredible tenth time in October, with the 32-player field of competitors being confirmed in mid-September. As part of their online gaming, darts fans will be able to place bets on the World Grand Prix via the Bodog.com website, as well as at the Citywest Hotel's on-site betting facility. Patri

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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