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2009-06-09 15:06:58

Kathy Bates, Tim Curry and Colm Meany have joined the cast of Alice, a four-hour TV movie being shot in Vancouver, SCI FI said. The contemporary re-imagining of Lewis Carroll's classic fantasy stories Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass is set to premiere on the channel in December. Bates will play the Queen of Hearts and Caterina Scorsone will portray Alice, SCI FI said in a release. Curry has been cast as Dodo, Colm Meaney as the King of Hearts, Philip Winchester...

2008-07-28 12:00:46

By KIRSTY WILKIE MOVIE tough guy Harvey Keitel has taken the role of Detective Gene Hunt in the upcoming US remake of Life On Mars. Hunt's character will remain a tough-talking, iron-fisted head of department, though the show is being given a strong New York City feel and a plot shake-up. Brooklyn-born Keitel - nominated for an Oscar for his role in the 1991 hit Bugsy - is taking over the role from Colm Meaney after the setting was moved from Los Angeles. Hunt - played by Philip...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'