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2009-10-01 14:32:41

A Texas woman said she drove off a pair of would-be burglars by climbing onto her roof and pelting them with billiard balls. Paula Ollie, 27, a mother of three, said she was alone at her North Richland Hills home just after 2 p.m. Tuesday when she heard two men talking quietly outside of the house, the Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram reported Thursday. Ollie said she filled her son's bike helmet with billiard balls and climbed a backyard tree to the roof, where she saw the men dressed in all...

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2009-09-24 10:12:34

Principal photography began this week in New York on the action-comedy The Other Guys, starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, Columbia Pictures said. The film is directed by Adam McKay, and was written by McKay and Chris Henchy. Set in New York City, 'The Other Guys' follows Detective Allen Gamble (played by Ferrell), a forensic accountant who's more interested in paperwork than hitting the streets, and Detective Terry Hoitz (played by Wahlberg), who has been stuck with Allen as his...

2009-09-23 15:40:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Principal photography begins today on Columbia Pictures' action-comedy The Other Guys, starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. The film is directed by Adam McKay and written by Adam McKay & Chris Henchy. The film is a co-production between Gary Sanchez Productions and Mosaic. Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Jimmy Miller, and Patrick Crowley produce. David Householter, Chris Henchy and Kevin Messick are the Executive Producers. Jessica Elbaum and Josh...

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2009-09-01 20:30:35

The Muppets' Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy are set to perform on America's Got Talent, NBC announced Tuesday. The iconic puppets will be seen on Wednesday's live results show, the network said. They are to sing before judge David Hasselhoff performs. The Muppets' curmudgeons Statler and Waldorf are also expected to appear on the show to provide their signature acerbic commentary, NBC said.

2009-08-14 07:27:48

An amateur home movie purported to be the last footage of the late British comedy star Stan Laurel is to be screened for the public, the film's owner said. The clip is believed to contain the last known film images of Laurel, half of the famous comedy duo, Laurel & Hardy. It is said to have never been viewed publicly. The rare and historic 8 millimeter film, which captures a playful Laurel displaying his trademark impish smile while scratching his head, is just two minutes in length and...

2009-08-13 07:45:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- An amateur home movie has been discovered recently which apparently contains the last known film images of comedy legend Stan Laurel, once celebrated as half of the most famous comedy duo in the world: Laurel & Hardy. The rare and historic eight millimeter film, which captures a playful Laurel displaying his trademark impish smile while scratching his head, is just two minutes in length and was taken at his Santa Monica apartment by James and Irene...

2009-07-15 09:39:00

LOS ANGELES, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Funny or Die promises a laugh-out-loud summer with its "Let's Go Viral" Contest. In conjunction with the HBO Home Entertainment((R)) "Comedy Fetish" campaign, "Let's Go Viral" calls for entrants to submit their funniest Comedy Fetish-themed amateur videos. The online contest runs through the end of November, with the grand prize winner getting a chance of a lifetime - to produce an original short video with Funny or Die's creative team, which includes...

2009-05-31 12:31:12

U.S. actor Mickey Rourke, star of the 2008 movie The Wrestler, was named Guy of the Year at the Guys Choice Awards, Spike TV said. Rourke, 56, earned top guy honors, while fellow actor Clint Eastwood was given a Brass Balls Award Saturday night at the Sony Studios in Los Angeles, the U.S. cable network said in a news release. The third annual Spike TV awards show also found Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James winning the event's Most Unstoppable award and actress Angelina Jolie recognized...

2009-04-22 16:07:14

A veteran matchmaker said she is searching Detroit to find a wife for a multimillionaire who wants his name kept secret until the right woman is found. Janis Spindel, a matchmaker from New York who is credited with introducing 867 couples that later married, said she will be in Detroit next week tearing the town apart until I find a wife for a really, really handsome, awesome man, the Detroit Free Press reported Wednesday. He ... has obviously been working like a madman and looking for love...

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2009-04-21 19:51:18

Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg are in talks for the lead roles in director David O. Russell's Boston-set flick The Fighter. Variety.com said the story about boxer Irish Mickey Ward and Dicky Eklund, the ex-convict half-brother who trains him, is to begin shooting in July. Wahlberg is in negotiations to play the character of Ward and Bale the part of Eklund, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said. Wahlberg and Matt Damon were initially set to star in the movie with Darren Aronofsky...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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