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2009-12-23 17:57:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 15th annual "Eyes of Christmas" presentation is being telecast over multiple broadcasts, cable and satellite networks, as well as the Internet, to 160 million homes this year. Participating stars and other notables include Celine Dion, Garth Brooks, Reba McIntyre, Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman, Bob Costas, and Natalie Cole. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091223/DC30052) Former President George Herbert Walker...

2009-11-30 10:09:00

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a national survey, holiday movies are as quintessential to holiday celebrations as the Christmas tree itself. Redbox, the fully automated DVD rental kiosk featuring new release DVDs, recently surveyed redbox customers nationwide and found 92 percent plan to celebrate the season with a movie. In fact, more people plan to watch a movie than exchange gifts (84 percent), decorate a tree (82 percent) or hang stockings (63 percent)....

2008-12-17 04:00:00

Annual Survey Also Reveals True Meaning of the Holidays is Alive and Well LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The wide-ranging national survey of over 1,000 children and adults covered such topics as most-wanted gift and favorite holiday movie. "It reflects the mood of a country that is struggling with the economic slowdown," says Gerry Philpott, E-Poll Market Research President & CEO. When asked, "What is the one thing that would make the holiday better?" both young and old signaled...

2008-11-14 06:00:12

By Susan Wloszczyna There's no place like home for the holidays, Perry Como once crooned. That might be. But in the case of Hollywood's depiction of such sentimental journeys, you might want to head for the hills instead -- especially if your relatives happen to be at home when you arrive. From Jimmy Stewart's suicidal patriarch in 1946's It's a Wonderful Life and Maureen O'Hara's super-rational working mom in 1947's Miracle on 34th Street to Chevy Chase's disaster-prone dad in...

2008-09-18 09:00:24

In Frank Capra's "It's A Wonderful Life," populist hero George Bailey spars with the fat cats and unabashedly champions the little guys. What we are witnessing today, however, are those professing to be George have actual beliefs and policies resembling Mr. Potter's. You remember Potter -- the ultimate fat cat, staunch enemy of "do- gooders" and the champion of individual initiative and unbridled greed. Dennis Kostecki Mammoth Lakes, Calif. (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City)....

2008-09-11 12:00:25

Legend Films, Inc., a global entertainment and digital media company, has closed on a $5 million Series E Preferred Stock offering. The lead investor was Augustus Ventures Limited, with participation by Legend's largest shareholder -- Boston-based equity fund Par Investment Partners. The proceeds are being used to fund Legend's investment in its new 3D conversion technology, growth in Legend's Home Entertainment business, and its successful Web 2.0 business at RiffTrax.com. "We are pleased to...

2008-08-01 03:00:21

By Glenn Whipp Asking Kevin Costner if he's comfortable acting in the Capra- esque election-year comedy "Swing Vote" might feel kind of obvious. Here's a movie star who, according to "Swing Vote" writer-director Joshua Michael Stern, still drinks a big glass of cold milk with every meal and unabashedly loves chicken pot pies. "I've never met anyone as intrinsically American as Kevin, but American in the sense of embodying the America of the '50 s," Stern says. "Kevin has an underlying...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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