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2006-03-27 22:52:40

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - "Desperate Housewives" sailed above the rest of Sunday's primetime offerings with the first original episode in two weeks, although CBS scored with a Tiger Woods interview on "60 Minutes" and a live-action sequence on "The Simpsons" helped draw its highest viewership in nearly four months. ABC's suburban satire was the night's top program in total viewers and the coveted adults 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary data released...

2006-03-24 16:28:20

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co.'s Buena Vista Games Inc. said on Friday it plans to release a PC video game based on the wildly popular television show "Desperate Housewives" this fall. In the game, players take on the role of a new housewife who can uncover or create new scandals on Wisteria Lane, the seemingly perfect street where the show takes place. Actress Brenda Strong, who is the voice of deceased housewife Mary Alice Young on the show, has signed on for a similar...

2006-03-24 15:15:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co.'s Buena Vista Games Inc. said on Friday it plans to release a PC video game based on the wildly popular television show "Desperate Housewives" this fall. In the game, players take on the role of a new housewife who can uncover or create new scandals on Wisteria Lane, the seemingly perfect street where the show takes place. Actress Brenda Strong, who is the voice of deceased housewife Mary Alice Young on the show, has signed on for a similar role in the...

2006-03-21 21:43:35

By Andrew Wallenstein LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "The Sopranos" held relatively steady in its second week, dipping slightly to 9.2 million total viewers, HBO said Tuesday. Sunday's score was down a tick from the 9.5 million that tuned in to the sixth-season premiere of the mob drama the previous week. The stability may be explained in part by the absence of an original episode from its biggest competition, ABC's "Desperate Housewives." However, ABC's 10 p.m. hit "Grey's...

2006-03-20 18:05:39

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - "Grey's Anatomy" and ABC won the primetime ratings Sunday despite a "Desperate Housewives" repeat, a brief spillover of NCAA basketball on CBS and Tony's fight for life on HBO's "The Sopranos." "Grey's" was the night's most-watched show and highest-rated in adults 18-49 with an average 21.1 million viewers and a 9.3 rating/23 share in the key demographic, according to preliminary estimates from Nielsen Media Research. That was despite...

2006-03-14 20:07:11

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - ABC hit "Desperate Housewives" muscled in on the highly anticipated return of HBO mob drama "The Sopranos," but the ladies of Wisteria Lane got their own ratings "whacked" a bit in the process, Nielsen Media Research reported on Tuesday. Sunday's launch of the sixth and final season of "The Sopranos," after a 22-month absence from the airwaves, drew 9.5 million viewers, down from the 12.1 million who tuned in for premiere of season five in...

2006-03-14 02:44:00

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" is the new king of Sunday night. The white-hot 10 p.m. medical drama averaged 22.5 million viewers and a 9.9 rating/23 share in the coveted adults 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary estimates from Nielsen Media Research. The show has been on a Nielsen roll since it lured in about 38 million viewers with its post-Super Bowl showcase airing last month. It outshone its formidable lead-in "Desperate...

2006-03-07 18:42:43

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Desperate Housewives" star Teri Hatcher revealed on Tuesday that she was sexually abused by an uncle as a child but kept it secret until he was arrested years later for molesting a girl who ultimately committed suicide. In an interview appearing in Vanity Fair magazine, Hatcher said she told prosecutors about her abuse in 2002 because she was haunted by thoughts of the 14-year-old girl who shot herself and feared that her uncle might escape...

2006-03-07 18:57:12

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Desperate Housewives" star Teri Hatcher revealed on Tuesday that she was sexually abused by an uncle as a child but kept it secret until he was arrested years later for molesting a girl who ultimately committed suicide. In an interview appearing in Vanity Fair magazine, Hatcher said she told prosecutors about her abuse in 2002 because she was haunted by thoughts of the 14-year-old girl who shot herself and feared that her uncle might escape...

2006-03-07 20:55:00

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Desperate Housewives" star Teri Hatcher revealed on Tuesday that she was sexually abused by an uncle as a child but kept it secret until he was arrested years later for molesting a girl who ultimately committed suicide. In an interview appearing in Vanity Fair magazine, Hatcher said she told prosecutors about her abuse in 2002 because she was haunted by thoughts of the 14-year-old girl who shot herself and feared that her uncle might escape...


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sough
  • 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.'
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