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2009-09-26 11:23:59

The CW network says it has canceled the new U.S. dramatic TV series The Beautiful Life after only two episodes. Variety said the CW confirmed Friday that production on the drama, which starred actress Mischa Barton and model Elle MacPherson, was halted in New York after the series' first two episodes garnered unimpressive ratings. The second episode of Life only earned 1.1 million viewers and was beaten out by a rerun of My Network TV's Magic's Biggest Secrets Revealed. The failed series will...

2009-09-10 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Today in the heart of Times Square, actors and executives representing the Entertainment Industry Foundation (or EIF, the entertainment community's collective charitable organization) joined New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and 15 mayors from around the country, numerous celebrities, and key service groups to launch two new initiatives aimed at fostering a new era of volunteerism: EIF's I PARTICIPATE and the mayors' Cities of Service coalition....

2009-08-07 12:30:00

A private plane with actors Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore aboard was forced to return to the Las Vegas airport shortly after takeoff, airport officials said. The twin-engine Hawker Beechcraft plane returned to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas for an emergency landing after a warning light indicated engines were overperforming, signaling a possible problem, an airport spokesman told CNN. On the online social Web site Twitter, Kutcher tweeted, my plane just had to do an emergency...

2009-07-02 09:30:00

According to an Internet monitoring company, the number of visitors to Twitter in the last 12 months has increased 22-fold. The site is now the fifth most viewed social networking site, compared to being 84th last year, according to Hitwise. Twitter has grown 93% bigger just in 2009. Robin Goad, the Director of Research at Hitwise, said, "If people accessing their Twitter accounts via mobile phones and third party applications were included, numbers could be higher." Twitter has also jumped...

2009-06-22 07:00:00

Katalyst, in Partnership with Kellogg Company, Release a "People-Powered" Web Video to Raise Awareness About the Issue of Hunger BATTLE CREEK, Mich., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) today announced a transformational partnership with Katalyst, a studio for social media co-founded by Ashton Kutcher (www.twitter.com/aplusk) and Jason Goldberg. The partnership will raise awareness of the growing hunger epidemic in the United States and encourage consumers to donate to Feeding...

2009-06-13 07:25:00

Twitter introduced a new authenticity badge feature for high-profile accounts on Friday to explore a method of verifying that those tweeting are in fact who they claim to be. Twitter's membership boasts celebrities such as Ashton Kutcher and Oprah Winfrey, who's pages now bear blue seals with white check marks indicating that their identities have been validated. Kutcher's authenticated account has over two million followers, but he has dozens of impersonators tweeting in his name. Four-time...

2009-05-09 12:23:03

U.S. actress and children's environmentalist boutique owner Soleil Moon Frye says she's teamed up with Ashton Kutcher to help deserving moms for Mother's Day. Kutcher used his prodigious clout on the Twitter social networking Web site to tout the former Punky Brewster star's efforts offering free goods from her Little Seed kids' boutique to needy moms who sent her stories about the joys and challenges of motherhood, People magazine reported Saturday. Frye, who also elicited donations from...

2009-04-25 10:05:00

With the influence of such celebrities as Ashton Kutcher, Oprah Winfrey and even President Barack Obama fueling a Twitter frenzy, this micro-blogging website has been rapidly gaining cyber eminence worldwide since its creation in 2006. Twitter is a free social networking website which allows its users to read and post updates, which are referred to as "Ëœtweets'. Tweets are short text-based posts displayed on a user's profile and sent to those subscribing to their blog, known as...

2009-04-24 13:41:00

CNN Makes Good on $100,000 Pledge to Protect Children From Malaria, Killer of 3,000 African Children Every Day NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, April 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNICEF today announced that it will be the recipient of a $100,000 gift from CNN Worldwide designated for the provision of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) meant to stem the spread of malaria, one day before World Malaria Day, April 25. The gift comes as the result of a highly publicized challenge between actor Ashton...

2009-04-18 14:13:32

Spencer Pratt of the U.S. reality TV series The Hills says he wants to compete against actor Ashton Kutcher in a Twitter popularity duel. E! Online reported Friday that Pratt, actress Heidi Montag's boyfriend on the MTV series, has challenged Kutcher to a 30-day Twitter contest that will be decided by each contestant's final users tally. The challenge from Pratt, 25, comes in the wake of Kutcher defeating the CNN cable TV network in a similar Twitter follower race. MTV said Friday that...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'