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2008-09-22 21:00:22

A key witness in the Las Vegas kidnapping-armed robbery trial of O.J. Simpson testified Monday he was paid for media interviews about the incident. Thomas Riccio, the auctioneer who set up a meeting between Simpson and sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room, said in court Friday he received at least $210,000 from several media organizations in exchange for interviews and audio of the incident in which Simpson allegedly robbed two memorabilia dealers at gunpoint. Riccio...

2006-04-21 00:43:18

By Kimberly Nordyke LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul has been discussing potential syndicated projects with the company behind "Entertainment Tonight," the gossip show on which she serves as a special correspondent, sources said. Details on any potential project as well as what stage the talks may be at were unclear late Thursday, and distributor CBS Paramount Domestic Television declined comment. Abdul is in her fifth season as a judge on Fox's...

2005-09-19 19:02:02

By Kimberly Speight LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The way TV shows come and go -- especially in syndication -- it's hard to believe that "Entertainment Tonight" is celebrating 25 years on the air this season. Since its launch on September 14, 1981, "ET" has paved the way for such similarly themed shows as "Access Hollywood" and "Extra" and even magazines like Entertainment Weekly. MTV and VH1 now air their own versions of the show -- dubbed "ET on MTV" and "ET on VH1" -- and...

2004-11-28 00:00:07

LOS ANGELES -- Red-carpet fashion maven Steven Cojocaru said Monday that a genetic condition will require him to undergo a kidney transplant operation. Cojocaru, a correspondent for the syndicated television shows "Entertainment Tonight" and "The Insider," said he suffers from polycystic kidney disease. He revealed his illness in an interview with host Mary Hart of "Entertainment Tonight." The segment was to air Monday night on the entertainment news magazine. "I feel great, the...


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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