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Entertainment News Archive - June 08, 2011

To view the Social Media Release, click here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/canadian-journalism-foundation/toronto-star-wins-second-consecutive-canadian-journalism TORONTO, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Cited for its "dogged pursuit of issue-based stories," the Toronto Star tonight won the Excellence in Journalism Award (large media category) for the second year in a row at the Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) 14(th) Annual Awards Gala.

LONDON, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Social media are increasingly being used by leading international businesses to enter into dialogue with their critics as well as their supporters, according to a new report produced by corporate communications practice BergHind Joseph.

LONDON, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TBG Digital, the leading global marketing and technology company specialising in Facebook and social media advertising campaigns, today announced that it is expanding its reach in Europe with the opening of two new offices based in Paris, France and Hamburg, Germany. Bruno Vannod has been appointed Managing Director of TBG France where he already has a four-strong team working with top agencies on Facebook advertising campaigns for both local and global brands.

LOS ANGELES, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arcana Pictures has optioned the exclusive worldwide television and film rights to author Tim Powers' World Fantasy Award-winning novel "Last Call." Powers' star has been shining brightly ever since Disney selected one of his other works, "On Stranger Tides," as both the title and inspiration for the current installment of the box office powerhouse "Pirates of the Caribbean." The executive producers of "Last Call" are gambling that Las Vegas is the perfect place to bring Powers' next book to life.

DUBLIN, Ohio, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Brian Pitzer, CEO of Avitae Caffeinated Water, the Dublin, Ohio-based, nationally-branded beverage company (www.myavitae.com) is creating a controversial business move: A social media movement, paired with dissemination of thousands of posters and flyers this week throughout two very different fan areas of Dallas (home of the Mavericks) and Cleveland (home of hurt Cavaliers fans who lost their hometown star to the Miami Heat).

MIAMI, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Miami headquartered WorldCompliance reaches milestone in the fight against corruption, by announcing that its PEP database today surpassed 1,000,000 detailed profiles of Politically Exposed Persons, their family members and close associates.

DALLAS, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- StreamVenue Healthcare has partnered its "plug and play" products and services with Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine to teach, and to better manage post-surgical patient recovery. StreamVenue's system, StreamingOR, allows athletic trainers, surgeons and physical therapists to view cases and discuss how best to manage post-operative recovery.

NEWTON, Mass., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site*, today announced its top ten wackiest summer events in the U.S., according to TripAdvisor editors.

Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'