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2008-08-01 12:00:47

U.S. film actor Thomas Jane has been cast in an hourlong pilot for Hung, a dark comedy directed by Sideways writer-director Alexander Payne. The Hollywood Reporter said Jane will play a middle-age high school basketball coach in Hung, which was written by Colette Burson and The Riches creator Dmitry Lipkin. Payne is also executive producer for the pilot. If it gets picked up, it would mark Jane's first starring role on a television series. Best known for his roles in The Mist and The...

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2005-12-20 00:30:00

By Michele Gershberg NEW ORLEANS -- A wilted red velvet ribbon and a plastic wreath are all the holiday decorations Jane and Randy could find as they scrounged for housewares from their flooded New Orleans home. The couple returned to the city this weekend with a trailer filled with waterlogged furniture dug out a while ago from that house. Like so many others in the middle-class Lakeview neighborhood, it had been inundated with six feet of water when Hurricane Katrina hit on August 29. With...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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