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2008-11-28 16:12:42

A diamond bracelet and a ring worth more than $125,000 and loaned to actress Winona Ryder for an event in Madrid are missing, the New York Post said. Ryder reportedly borrowed the Bulgari jewels to wear to a Marie Claire magazine party this week, then said she left them with her hotel's front desk for safe keeping. Now, it seems, they are missing, the Post said. The French magazine Voici said there is no security camera footage showing Ryder handing over the baubles to the hotel staff and...

2008-07-24 12:00:47

Australian actress Mia Wasikowska reportedly is in final negotiations to play the title character in Tim Burton's big-screen version of Alice in Wonderland. Wasikowska started out on the Australian TV series All Saints and was a regular on HBO's psychiatry drama In Treatment. She will soon be seen in the films Defiance and Amelia. The Hollywood Reporter said Burton and Disney chose the actress to play the heroine in the film adaptation of Lewis Carroll's children's classic Alice in...

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2005-01-07 18:03:20

(AP) --  White noise is intended to help you fall asleep. "White Noise" would never let you do that, though. It's far too interested in a cacophony of cheap scares: otherworldly screeches, deafening bursts from the radio and a nearly nonstop, buzzing din of television snow. The title sequence, a harbinger of things to come, is one of those seizure-inducing, don't-adjust-your-TV-set montages of blips and blasts and zig-zaggy lines, possibly in preparation for the movie's arrival on...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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