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Oddities News Archive - August 11, 2006

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - Billed as the largest private collection of Barbie dolls, the lifelong passion of a Dutch mother will go under the hammer next month.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Lou Diamond Phillips, who starred in the 1987 film "La Bamba," was jailed early on Friday on suspicion of domestic abuse against his live-in girlfriend, Los Angeles police said.

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.