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2011-11-04 13:45:00

According to US Weekly Magazine, Mel Gibson enjoyed an electronic cigarette from South Beach Smoke while attending a private house party in Hollywood. The famous actor, known for his roles in Mad Max and Braveheart, was seen mingling with other major celebrities while using the hand-held electronic device. Mel Gibson has a well-documented history of struggling with his addiction to traditional cigarettes and seemed happy with the smoking alternative. Sources from the private party saw him...

2009-12-11 17:13:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Rex Lee stars in The Adoption Agency, now the top featured video on Will Ferrell's Funny or Die site. Written and produced by DFDTV (www.DFDTV.com), Lee -- as the infamous political leader Kim Jong Il -- goes up against the screening committee of a U.S. adoption agency in his pursuit to find a suitable heir to take control of his regime. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091211/NY25080 ) DFDTV (www.DFDTV.com) provides exclusive "behind the...

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2009-09-02 17:12:50

Actor Jeremy Piven says he would love to star in another Broadway play, despite the recent controversy regarding his departure from Speed the Plow. Piven said he left the play mid-run because he was suffering from mercury poisoning, due to eating too much fish, as well as Epstein-Barr disease. The show's producers, however, filed a grievance against Piven, claiming he dropped out of the stage drama because he was bored and handled his departure unprofessionally. An arbitrator ruled in...

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2009-08-27 19:14:14

A professional arbiter has ruled actor Jeremy Piven didn't violate his contract by dropping out of the Broadway revival of Speed-the-Plow for health reasons. Piven, left the show in December, had been under contract for eight performances a week through Feb. 22. His doctors argued the Emmy Award-winning TV star had to quit the play because he had dangerously high levels of mercury in his system due to his appetite for raw fish but producers said he wanted out of his contract because he was...

2009-03-29 12:24:34

Producer Rob Thomas says he is hopeful his second attempt at a U.S. TV situation comedy called Cupid will be a success. Thomas, who was behind the 1998 Cupid series that was canceled, said the current TV climate bodes well for his incarnation of the ABC comedy, The Boston Globe reported Sunday. I feel like this is a better time for romantic comedy, a better time to be on ABC, he said. Thomas said his previous Cupid show, which was canceled after 15 episodes, failed primarily because of its...

2009-03-01 10:57:34

The producers of Broadway's Speed-the-Plow say they will pursue independent arbitration against Jeremy Piven over the U.S. actor's exit from their play. Plow producers said in a statement Friday in the wake of a grievance committee review of the Broadway dispute, they have decided to enact a contract clause and file for arbitration, Variety.com reported. Thursday's review was required under the current labor agreement between the Broadway League trade association and the actors union Equity....

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2009-02-27 09:14:16

No action was taken against Jeremy Piven, who abruptly left a Broadway play mid-run, at an actors' union hearing in New York Thursday. Piven quit the revival of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow in December, claiming his doctors advised him to do so because high levels of mercury were found in his blood. The producers of the play filed a complaint regarding how Piven handled his departure and the matter went before a grievance committee comprised of five members of the Actors' Equity Association...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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