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2009-02-22 13:12:03

Stage actor Simon Russell Beale says he is excited to play the fictional spy George Smiley in a series of radio plays set to debut in Britain. Beale said he admires author John le Carre for his eight novels featuring the cold war intelligence officer that will now be featured as BBC radio plays, The Sunday Times of London reported. The broadcasts will begin in May, providing 20 hours of air time telling Smiley's thrilling adventures. Le Carre's Smiley character also was featured in two BBC TV...

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2009-01-26 22:53:11

Actor Scott Bakula has signed on to guest star as Chuck and Ellie's estranged dad on the U.S. action-comedy series, Chuck, NBC said Monday. Best known for his roles on TV's Quantum Leap and Star Trek: Enterprise, Bakula is set to appear in a multi-episode arc on Chuck, scheduled to air this spring. Zachary Levi and Sarah Lancaster play siblings Chuck and Ellie. In the storyline, Chuck made a promise to his sister, Ellie, that he was going to find their dad in time for her wedding. But when he...

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2009-01-08 16:33:32

Quantum of Solace is the top James Bond film of all time at the North American box office after grossing $167.1 million, Columbia Pictures said Thursday. The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures film, which is the 22nd 007 adventure in the franchise and which stars Daniel Craig as the suave British secret agent, surpassed the $167 million grossed domestically by Casino Royale, the previous Bond outing, Jeff Blake, chairman of Sony Pictures Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, said....

2009-01-05 11:37:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicktoons Network, the fastest growing kids' network, introduces Wolverine and the X-Men, the new action-packed animated series based on Marvel's ever popular Super Heroes. Produced by Marvel Animation, the new 26-episode, half-hour series follows Wolverine as he reunites the X-Men in an attempt to save the world. The adventure begins with two back-to-back episodes Friday, Jan. 23, from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. (ET). The new series builds on Marvel's rich...

2008-12-24 04:15:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Men and women agree that "Transformers 2"'s Megan Fox will be the sexiest female film star of 2009, according to a recent moviegoer survey by Fandango, the nation's leading movie ticketing destination. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061016/LAM046LOGO-b) But when it comes to ranking next year's other stars and upcoming flicks, men and women picked different choices for the Fandango Hot List. Ten percent of female respondents...

2008-12-16 17:39:00

Celine Cawley, who earned the title of Bond girl for her small role in A View to a Kill, was bludgeoned to death at her home in Howth, Ireland, police say. Cawley appeared in the 1985 James Bond movie, which starred Roger Moore as secret agent 007. The Daily Mail said the 46-year-old actress, advertising executive and filmmaker was the victim of a mid-morning attack Monday on the patio of her posh home. She died at the hospital where she was taken -- battered and comatose with serious head...

2008-11-21 20:32:50

A first-edition British copy of You Only Live Twice, inscribed by author Ian Fleming to the real James Bond, is going up for auction. Profiles in History said the novel was inscribed by Fleming on the front free endpaper: To the real James Bond from the thief of his identity. Ian Fleming, Feb. 5, 1964. Scheduled to go on sale Dec. 11, the book is expected to sell for between $60,000 and $80,000, the auction house said. Bids can be placed either in person, by mail, phone, fax or live on the...

2008-11-14 15:00:16

British actor Daniel Craig, who has starred in many acclaimed arthouse films, says he is amazed by how well his James Bond movies do at the box office. The "Munich,""Sylvia" and "Infamous" actor starred as secret agent 007 in the enormous 2006 hit "Casino Royale," as well as its sequel "Quantum of Solace," which is already a blockbuster in the United Kingdom, where it opened two weeks ago. It opened in the United States Friday. "It's great," Craig told UPI in New York Thursday about the...

2008-11-13 09:25:00

By Claudia Puig In Quantum of Solace (**1/2 out of four), the stunts are as muscular and the film as handsome to look at as the hero who so ably pulls them off. But the story linking it all together is thin and weak. James Bond, again terrifically played by Daniel Craig, continues on a downward spiral of the spirit. He has not been the same carefree playboy since the death of Vesper (Eva Green), the true love he found in 2006's Casino Royale. Now he is bent on avenging her death, and his...

2008-11-07 06:00:13

By Anthony Breznican, USA TODAY J BEVERLY HILLS ames Bond needs a day off. In the latest 007 thriller, Quantum of Solace, Daniel Craig continues to explore the depths of the iconic superspy, this time (his second) revealing a man consumed by his job. It just so happens that his work is saving the world. "It's no moral judgment," Craig says, sitting with his right arm in a sling, the result of 007 action work aggravating an old injury. "If there's ambiguity to 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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