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2009-08-31 12:26:28

Novelist Peter Craig has been hired to write a third installment in the "Bad Boys' action-comedy film franchise, The Hollywood Reporter said. Columbia Pictures intends to reunite the first two movies' director Michael Bay, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and actors Will Smith and Martin Lawrence for the third project, although no deals have been made yet, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said. Bad Boys, the first of the two movies, in which Smith and Lawrence play Miami detectives, was...


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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