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2009-09-01 13:19:59

A British fan of the post-apocalyptic film Mad Max and its sequels is opening a museum for the movies in the small Australian town where they were shot. Adrian Bennett, 45, said he moved from Bradford, England, to Adelaide, Australia, with his wife and two sons three years ago and last month they relocated to the remote Outback town of Silverton, on the border of South Australia and New South Wales, The Times of London reported Tuesday. Bennett, who first saw Mad Max and first sequel The Road...

2006-07-29 19:12:33

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning director and actor Mel Gibson apologized on Saturday for driving while drunk and for his "belligerent behavior" toward the deputy sheriffs who arrested him. "I acted like a person completely out of control when I was arrested, and said things that I do not believe to be true and which are despicable," he said in a statement issued by his publicist. Gibson, 50, was arrested in the early hours of Friday morning for speeding along the Pacific Coast...

2006-07-29 01:05:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning director and actor Mel Gibson was arrested in Malibu for suspicion of drunken driving, an official said on Friday. "He was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence," said Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore. Gibson, 50, whose 2004 film "The Passion of the Christ" was a smash hit, was stopped at 2:36 a.m. local time on Friday for speeding on the Pacific Coast Highway, and officers smelled alcohol on his breath. He...

2006-07-28 17:38:07

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning director and actor Mel Gibson was arrested in Malibu for suspicion of drunken driving, an official said on Friday. "He was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence," said Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore. Gibson, 50, whose 2004 film "The Passion of the Christ" was a smash hit, was stopped at 2:36 a.m. local time on Friday for speeding on the Pacific Coast Highway, and officers smelled alcohol on his breath. He...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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