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2010-03-31 05:00:00

PROVO, Utah, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- It turns out Madonna isn't the only "Lucky Star" in her family. In fact, the queen of pop and the newest judge on American Idol, Ellen DeGeneres, are 11th cousins according to genealogy researchers at Ancestry.com. Family history experts at Ancestry.com uncovered that the two entertainment giants are related through a common 10th great-grandfather - a Frenchman named Martin Aucoin. In the early 1600s, Aucoin's daughters Jeanne and Michele...

2010-03-24 09:00:00

NEW YORK, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The excitement continues to build for the prime time return of Fox's hit comedy Glee on Tuesday, April 13, 2010. The excitement continues one week later with the release of The Power of Madonna on Tuesday, April 20. The Power of Madonna marks the next official chapter in the Glee music songbook. This much talked about and highly anticipated mini-album features the cast of Glee's distinctive and unique take on such Madonna classics as "Like A Virgin,"...

2010-03-10 07:00:00

NEW YORK, March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MG ICON, the newly formed joint venture between Madonna and Iconix Brand Group, Inc., (Nasdaq: ICON) announced its first direct-to-retail license agreement with Macy's, Inc. for the "Material Girl" collection. "Material Girl" is a newly created, fast-fashion junior collection that will launch exclusively in approximately 200 Macy's stores and online at www.macys.com in August 2010 for the back-to-school season. As part of the direct-to-retail...

2010-03-10 06:45:00

NEW YORK, March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Madonna and Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICON) ("Iconix") have announced the formation of MG Icon LLC ("MG Icon"), a joint venture to be owned 50% by Iconix and 50% by an entity controlled by Madonna and Guy Oseary. MG Icon will develop and explore business initiatives in the United States and around the world including the creation and acquisition of brands as well as exploring opportunities within the Iconix portfolio. This partnership...

2010-01-13 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Madonna's most recent stage extravaganza, the "Sticky & Sweet" concert, will be released on March 30th, it was announced today by Live Nation, the world's largest live music company. "Sticky & Sweet", which was produced by Live Nation, was the most successful tour by a solo artist in history and was seen by over 3.5 million fans in 32 countries around the world. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100113/LA36844) The show, which...

2009-11-23 11:48:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning New Year's Day 2010, VH1 births "Friday Night Alright," a music fan's passport to first-class rock and pop music concerts in HD from around the world every Friday night at 11 PM. The weekly global musical expedition is scheduled to begin on Friday, January 1, 2010 at 11:00 PM*. On that night, Pink's high-flying "Funhouse" tour kicks off an itinerary packed with A-list performers set to roll out the first quarter of the new year including U2,...

2009-11-17 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- On the auspicious eve of the Immaculate Conception Day, dignitaries, ecumenical theologians, academics, historians as well as art enthusiasts will converge on Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on December 7th to get a rare glimpse of an extraordinary replica of Michelangelo's famous marble sculpture, the Bruges Madonna and Child. The life-size bronze statue is a labor of love of DC entrepreneur, Lonnie Gaddy, whose mission is...

2009-11-06 19:10:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Live Nation (NYSE: LYV), the world's largest live music company, and its partners took home eight awards last night at the 2009 Billboard Touring Awards in New York City. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081203/LAW048LOGO-b) Top Promoter - Live Nation Top Tour - Madonna's "Sticky & Sweet" tour Top Draw - Madonna's "Sticky & Sweet" tour Top Boxscore - U2 at Croke Park, Dublin Top Amphitheatre - Comcast Center in...

2009-10-30 04:35:00

CINCINNATI, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- What do country music singer Jonalee White, pop icon Madonna, writer Stephen King and former president Bill Clinton all have in common? They are all proud owners of Taylor Guitars. And now after much anticipation, Jonalee has been presented with her own hot-pink version of the revered guitar maker's craft. Jonalee showcased her new "pink baby" at a charity event with legendary rock band Pure Prairie League as a wrap up for National Breast Cancer Awareness...

2009-10-20 13:00:00

Painting Part of Hearst Castle Collection SAN SIMEON, Calif., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of Americans celebrating Christmas this year can mail their holiday greetings bearing the image of a rare piece of art, now that the Postal Service has issued the Christmas: Madonna and Sleeping Child by Sassoferrato stamp. The original painting, more than 300 years old, took center stage at a dedication ceremony highlighted by an awe inspiring view of the Pacific Ocean from...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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