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2005-11-25 18:10:00

LOS ANGELES -- The breakup of "Newlyweds" reality TV stars Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey spurred laughs on the Web on Friday as satirists poked fun at the couple known for being ditsy. The pair who went from middling pop singers to A-list celebrities through the TV show "Newlyweds" about their life as a couple, said in a statement on Wednesday they were separating after three years of marriage. Web site pugbus.com said Simpson, who famously confused "Chicken of the Sea" tuna for chicken,...

2005-11-20 17:31:24

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Jessica Simpson, who had a role in the summer hit "The Dukes of Hazzard," is in negotiations to star opposite stand-up comedian Dane Cook in "Employee of the Month." Simpson would play a cashier who makes the employees at a discount superstore go ga-ga. Cook is set as one of the two dorky workers who are vying for her attention by competing for the "Employee of the Month" title. Gregory Coolidge will direct the Lions Gate comedy from...

2005-10-21 20:23:26

By Geoff Mayfield LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Youth should be served next week, when it is practically certain that Ashlee Simpson's sophomore set will bow atop the Billboard 200. Early sales cited by chains have chart watchers predicting a start in the range of 250,000-270,000. Her first one began at 398,500 in July 2004. Jessica Simpson's younger sister was the subject of much satire and criticism over the lip-sync snafu that tainted her October 2004 appearance on "Saturday Night...

2005-08-07 13:28:35

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The South rose again at the box office in North America as "The Dukes of Hazzard" raced to the top in its first weekend of release. The big-screen adaptation of the 1980s TV show about two good' ol boys, their Dodge Charger and a buxom cousin, sold an estimated $30.6 million worth of tickets in its first three days, distributor Warner Bros. Pictures said on Sunday. The film, which cost $53 million to make, opened at the upper end of forecasts. The...

2005-08-04 20:52:41

By Nicole Sperling LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Teenagers and nostalgic filmgoers will ensure a No. 1 bow at the box office for "The Dukes of Hazzard," the only new wide release this weekend. Industry sources are putting the opening gross for the film version of the popular '70s show in the $25 million-$30 million range. Most have said that if the market weren't in its depressed state, it would likely gross more than $30 million. Current champ "Wedding Crashers" again should be able...

2005-08-01 14:56:52

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Singer Jessica Simpson makes her film debut this week in "The Dukes of Hazzard," a movie version of the 1970s TV show, as the voluptuous Daisy Duke in a role many of her fans will enjoy from top to bottom. Simpson pours herself into her role and into bikini tops and tight, short-shorts in the car-crazy, brainless, good ol' Southern boy romp. And she is keen to continue her movie career -- but Hilary Swank and Cate Blanchett can breathe easy for now. "I'm...

2005-08-01 08:13:26

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Singer Jessica Simpson makes her film debut this week in "The Dukes of Hazzard," a movie version of the 1970s TV show, as the voluptuous Daisy Duke in a role many of her fans will enjoy from top to bottom. Simpson pours herself into her role and into bikini tops and tight, short-shorts in the car-crazy, brainless, good ol' Southern boy romp. And she is keen to continue her movie career -- but Hilary Swank and Cate Blanchett can breathe easy for now. "I'm...

2005-08-01 07:02:08

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Singer Jessica Simpson makes her film debut this week in "The Dukes of Hazzard," a movie version of the 1970s TV show, as the voluptuous Daisy Duke in a role many of her fans will enjoy from top to bottom. Simpson pours herself into her role and into bikini tops and tight, short-shorts in the car-crazy, brainless, good ol' Southern boy romp. And she is keen to continue her movie career -- but Hilary Swank and Cate Blanchett can breathe easy for now. "I'm...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'