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2008-07-18 18:00:28

Shreveport, La., police said this week they have video of a bar fight in which members of a crew filming an Oliver Stone movie - including actors Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright - were arrested. Police Chief Henry Whitehorn told The Times of Shreveport he is reviewing the case and will submit it to the city prosecutor's office, which will decide whether to proceed with charges. Police said they have video from patrol car cameras and audio from officers' microphones but would not elaborate...

2008-07-16 18:00:26

U.S. actress Katie Holmes is to guest star in an episode of the TV drama Eli Stone, ABC announced Wednesday. The actress is to play a non-profit attorney whose mysterious fate leads her to Eli in a Season 2 episode of the show called Grace, the network said. Jonny Lee Miller plays Eli Stone. The guest gig reunites Holmes with Stone co-creator and executive producer, Greg Berlanti, whom she previously worked with on Dawson's Creek. Holmes recently starred in the feature film, Mad...

2008-07-13 00:00:19

By Chris Togneri Age: 30 Residence: Mars Family: Wife, Nancy Occupation: Director of diversity and global education at Sewickley Academy in Edgeworth Education: Holmes first studied at Morehouse College, then earned a bachelor's degree in English from Jackson State University in Mississippi in 2000; he received a master's degree in English from Jackson State University in 2002. Background: Holmes, who is Jamaican, previously worked as the Lower School director of diversity and...

2008-07-11 18:00:23

Christie Brinkley's lurid divorce trial came to an abrupt end Thursday when lawyers for the former supermodel and her fourth husband reached an out-of-court settlement that gives her custody of their two children. Brinkley will give her estranged husband, architect Peter Cook , $2.1 million but will keep 18 properties in the Hamptons. Cook also will get time with the children. "It's to me a very bittersweet moment because it really is the death of a marriage," Brinkley, 54, said after the...

2008-07-10 21:00:20

LOS ANGELES - Robert Downey Jr. is trading Iron Man's metal suit for Sherlock Holmes' deerstalker hat. Downey is following his action blockbuster "Iron Man" with the title role in "Sherlock Holmes," a mystery drama based on Arthur Conan Doyle's detective and an upcoming comic-book about Holmes by Lionel Wigram, one of the movie's producers. Guy Ritchie ("Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels") is directing the Warner Bros. film, which is set to begin shooting in October, the studio said...

2008-07-10 00:00:19

Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr. reportedly will star in Sherlock Holmes, a big-screen drama directed by British filmmaker Guy Ritchie. Downey can now be seen in the summer blockbuster Iron Man. He previously starred in The Pick-Up Artist, Less than Zero, Chaplin, Only You, Gothika, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang and A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints. Ritchie, who is Madonna's husband, is to start filming Sherlock in October with Downey as the picture's titular detective, Variety.com reported....

2008-07-05 09:00:14

By Andrew Dowd, The Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, Wis. Jul. 5--Betty Holmes suspected the pine tree in Eau Claire County Old Orchard Cemetery was hiding something. "I'm walking this aisle and I'm thinking something's wrong here, something's missing," she said. On a later visit to the graveyard where almost 200 residents of the county's bygone poor farm and asylum, and a few unidentified bodies, rest, Holmes decided to root around the tree. She scraped away fallen needles and other...

2008-07-03 09:00:50

By Arifa Akbar Arts Correspondent Sherlock Holmes, the pipe-smoking Victorian super-sleuth with a penchant for drugs, is to become the subject of a face-off by two Hollywood studios which are both bringing out films about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's literary hero. In one camp is Columbia Pictures, which has announced the making of an as yet untitled comedy starring Sacha Baron Cohen as Holmes and Will Ferrell as his sidekick, Watson. Squaring up to Columbia is Warner Brothers, whose Guy...

2008-07-02 12:00:49

Sacha Baron Cohen and Will Ferrell are set to play British detective Sherlock Holmes and his friend Dr. John Watson in a big-screen Hollywood comedy. Variety.com said Tropic Thunder scribe Etan Cohen is writing the screenplay for the untitled project, while Judd Apatow and Jimmy Miller will produce the film inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes tales. Baron Cohen and Ferrell previously played rival race car drivers in Talladega Nights, which Apatow and Miller also produced,...

2008-06-19 09:00:19

By Patti Dozier, Thomasville Times-Enterprise, Ga. Jun. 19--THOMASVILLE -- The Thomas County teen charged Tuesday with aggravated child molestation will have to petition Thomas County Superior Court for a bond hearing. The suspect, John Duncan McCormick, 17, was denied bond in Thomas County Magistrate Court. He remains in the Thomas County Jail. McCormick, a Thomas County Central High School student, is charged with having sex with a girl under the age of 14. An act of sodomy is...


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  • 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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