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2010-11-02 16:15:00

PETER WEIR'S "THE WAY BACK" SET FOR OPENING NIGHT NOV. 13 LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Museum of Tolerance has announced its lineup of films for the first Museum of Tolerance International Film Festival (MOTIFF) taking place November 13-18, 2010 in Los Angeles, it was announced today by Museum officials. The opening night film will be "The Way Back," directed by six-time Academy Award® nominee Peter Weir. Inspired by Slavomir Rawicz's...

2009-04-20 08:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Arts & Sciences today announced the election of leaders in the sciences, the humanities and the arts, business, public affairs, and the nonprofit sector. The 210 new Fellows and 19 Foreign Honorary Members join one of the nation's most prestigious honorary societies and a center for independent policy research. The scholars, scientists, jurists, writers, artists, civic, corporate and philanthropic leaders come...

2009-03-24 10:48:00

The Legacy of Laughter Award Recipient is Julia Louis-Dreyfus Show Tapes Sunday, April 19th at the Gibson Amphitheatre; Premieres Sunday, April 26th at 8PM ET/PT on TV Land LOS ANGELES, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- TV Land announced today that it will pay tribute to "M*A*S*H," "Married with Children," "Home Improvement," "Magnum P.I.," "Knots Landing" and "Two and a Half Men" at the 7th Annual TV Land Awards. Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris ("How I Met Your Mother," Harold and Kumar Go To White...

2009-03-02 06:00:00

LOS ANGELES, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne will bring his Time The Conqueror World Tour to North America for a two-month summer 2009 leg kicking off July 7-8 with shows in Orillia, Ontario. Canadian dates also include concerts in Ottawa and Montreal before the tour begins a coast-to-coast sweep of the United States on July 13 in Danbury, CT. The just-announced itinerary concludes on August 31 in St. Paul, MN, with U.S. highlights throughout the summer including...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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