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2009-09-24 09:58:27

British actor Jude Law's ex-girlfriend, Samantha Burke, has given birth to his daughter, the model's publicist said. The pair reportedly dated briefly from late 2008 until early this year. Law, who has starred in The Talented Mr. Ripley, Alfie and Cold Mountain, has three other children with his ex-wife, actress and fashion designer Sadie Frost. Usmagazine.com said his youngest child was born Tuesday. Samantha Burke is overwhelmed with joy at the arrival of her beautiful and healthy baby...

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2009-08-13 16:53:22

Actor Heath Ledger's final film, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, may have found a buyer in the United States, people involved in the negotiations said. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group is in advanced talks to pick up the film and distribute it theatrically through Sony Pictures Classics, Variety reported Thursday. The deal could be announced this week. Sony officials said the film could be a money-maker in the home market because of Ledger, who died last year of an accidental...

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2009-08-04 12:25:19

A Modest Mouse music video Australian actor Heath Ledger directed before he died is to be released on the Internet. Ledger died last year of an accidental prescription drug overdose, leaving unfinished the animated King Rat video, which is intended to raise awareness about commercial whaling off the coast of Australia, the BBC said. A video company, in which the actor had been a partner, completed the clip in his honor and is set to debut it on iTunes Wednesday, with the first month's...

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2009-07-31 09:58:07

Samantha Burke's lawyers have confirmed the U.S. model and actress is pregnant with British actor Jude Law's child. Law's camp announced this week someone with whom the actor had a prior relationship is expecting his baby. Law's representatives did not, however, name the child's mother. The actor already has three children with his ex-wife, Sadie Frost. Ms. Burke can confirm that she did, in fact, have a relationship with Mr. Law and that she has informed Mr. Law that she is expecting his...

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2009-07-23 10:50:00

The New York apartment building where Australian actor Heath Ledger died last year has been sold for $15 million at a foreclosure auction. Ledger, the Oscar-winning star of The Dark Knight and Brokeback Mountain, died at home after taking a fatal combination of prescription drugs. The actor had been renting the Manhattan apartment for several months after breaking up with his actress girlfriend, Michelle Williams, the mother of his young daughter. The New York Post said Donald Burns, whose...

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2009-07-09 14:42:46

James Brooks Thursday began shooting his latest film in Philadelphia and its suburbs, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development said. The romantic comedy, which remains untitled and stars Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson and Jack Nicholson, is expected to give an immediate $60 million boost to the southeast Pennsylvania economy, providing 250 full- and 1,200 part-time jobs. The shoot is expected to last about two months. This movie is one more testament to...

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2009-07-07 10:54:38

Actor Benicio del Toro took time out of his vacation in his homeland to meet with inmates at a Puerto Rican prison. Del Toro met with prisoners who are part of the theater group at the corrections facility just outside San Juan, El Nuevo Dia reported Tuesday. The inmates reportedly performed a scene for del Toro, who encouraged them to continue honing their craft for the day they are released from prison. The Oscar winner and San Juan native is best known for his films The Usual Suspects,...

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2009-07-01 12:16:53

British actor Jude Law is taking his version of Hamlet from London's West End to Broadway, producers announced. Critics have praised Law's interpretation of William Shakespeare's tragic character at London's Wyndham's Theater, in a version directed by Michael Grandage, artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse Theater, the BBC reported Wednesday. Now Hamlet is set for a limited run at New York's Broadhurst Theater starting Oct. 6, with previews set to begin Sept. 12, the broadcaster said. The...

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2009-06-08 11:19:30

Spanish Oscar winner Javier Bardem is in talks to co-star with Julia Roberts in Ryan Murphy's film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir Eat, Pray, Love. Bardem's movie credits include No Country for Old Men, Love in the Time of Cholera and Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Roberts' recent roles were in the movies Duplicity and Charlie Wilson's War. Murphy is the creator of TV's Nip/Tuck and the director of the film Running with Scissors. Variety.com reported Roberts has been cast as Gilbert in...

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2009-05-22 10:54:28

A fantasy film Australian actor Heath Ledger was working on before he died has screened at the Cannes Film Festival in France. Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell signed up to play different aspects of Ledger's character in the unfinished film,m The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, after Ledger died of an accidental prescription drug overdose in January 2008. He was 28. E! News said Parnassus, which was written and directed by Terry Gilliam, screened for the first time at the Cannes...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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