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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
  • 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.'