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2011-07-19 05:00:00

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City and Food Network have announced exciting new additions to the upcoming 2011 Food Network Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival, including notable BR Guest Hospitality Executive Chefs, top stars from Cooking Channel, and celebrated Caesars Entertainment culinary talents Chef Luke Palladino and Chef Deborah Pellegrino. The festival, which kicks off on Thursday, July 28th, will feature events throughout the...

2011-03-04 13:32:00

LONDON and NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Syco Entertainment, the joint venture formed between Simon Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment, today announced a series of key senior appointments as the company continues its expansion into US and International markets. Charles Garland has been named COO Syco Entertainment. In this role Garland will oversee the day to day running of the company with particular emphasis on expanding and growing the business....

2010-03-26 05:23:00

LONDON and NEW YORK, March 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Syco Entertainment, a joint venture recently formed between Simon Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment, today announced the appointment of Ellis Watson as CEO of Syco Entertainment Ltd. In this new role reporting directly to Simon Cowell, Watson will take on the global development of Syco Entertainment, its properties and commercial strategies. Based in London, Watson will also oversee the expansion of Syco in the US and the...

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2010-02-05 10:40:00

An expedition to the Antarctic ice shelf to restore explorer Ernest Shackleton's century old expedition site has turned up five crates of whiskey and brandy that have been preserved in the ice for more than 100 years. "To our amazement we found five crates, three labeled as containing whiskey and two labeled as containing brandy," Al Fastier, of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust, told AFP. The real bonus was the unexpected discovery of the contents of the brandy crates, one labeled...

2009-04-28 05:00:00

Academy Award(R)-Winning Actress and Screenwriter Emma Thompson Returns to Next Chapter of Beloved Family Comedy, Directed by Susanna White and Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rhys Ifans and Academy Award(R) Winner Dame Maggie Smith LONDON, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Universal Pictures and Working Title Films - in association with Three Strange Angels Productions - announced today that principal photography begins early next month on Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang. Oscar(R)-winning...

2008-09-11 00:00:19

BULLIED schoolboy Andrew Johnston has had the last laugh at his tormentors by finishing his first album. The Dumfries-born 13-year-old was signed up by Simon Cowell after he came third in ITV's Britain's Got Talent. Audiences were won over both by the Scot's voice and how he had overcome bullies who made his life a misery when they learned of his love of singing. Andrew has now finished recording his album, One Voice. The opening track Pie Jesu is the first piece he sang on the talent...

2007-06-09 11:04:56

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - The Antarctic base occupied by British explorer Robert Falcon Scott on his ill-fated expedition to the South Pole on foot early last century has been included on a list of the world's 100 most endangered sites. The list, compiled by an international panel and released Wednesday by the World Monuments Fund, identifies what are considered to be the world's most endangered historic, architectural and cultural treasures. The WMF identified climate change as the...

2006-08-03 08:15:58

By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Simon Cowell gets booed, Piers Morgan reduces kids to tears and "Supernanny" Jo Frost marches screaming American children to the "naughty chair." Long cast as the villains in Hollywood movies, Britons with cut-glass accents and brutal put-downs are enjoying new success as the bad boys (and girls) of U.S. reality television. Call it refreshing honesty or simply a British penchant for sarcasm -- Americans seem to be loving it. "American Idol"...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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