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2008-10-04 18:00:16

A man who left his fiance at the altar realises his mistake and tries to win her back. To prove his love, he enters the London marathon. Comedy, starring Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton and Dylan Moran. (c) 2008 Evening Mail; Birmingham (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-04 00:00:18

This satire on the media industry follows an aspiring scribe whose head is turned by the celebrities he's supposed to despise. At first, Sidney Young refuses to churn out sycophantic puff pieces he's ordered to by his editors. But it's not long before he 'sells his soul to the media devil', becoming the mirror reflection of the very fame-hungry zombies he used to lampoon with such venom. Regrettably, screenwriter Peter Straughan files down all of the barbs in the book this film is...

2008-10-03 09:00:21

By Jeff Vice Deseret News How to Lose Friends & Alienate People -- * 1/2 -- Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Megan Fox; rated R (vulgarity, profanity, violence, drugs, brief nudity, slurs) Going into "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People," there was a belief that British comic actor Simon Pegg was "golden" -- that he one of those rare performers who automatically make everything they're in better. However, this noxious comedy not only shoots that theory down, it completely...

2008-09-26 18:00:36

By Graham Young SIMON Pegg's eagerly-anticipated new film How to Lose Friends & Alienate People is to have a charity premiere in Birmingham next Tuesday in aid of Cure Leukaemia. It has been organised by movie mogul Gary Smith, the Harborne- based CEO of Intandem which has produced the comedy. Based on the bestselling memoir by Toby Young and co-starring Kirsten Dunst, Gillian Anderson, Megan Fox and Jeff Bridges, the film was mostly shot in London doubling up as New York. Gary...

2008-09-09 15:00:24

By DUANE DUDEK Toronto -- Even after the excitement of Johnny Depp and the filming of "Public Enemies" in Wisconsin, it is still news of note when two guys from Waukesha County make a major Hollywood film. It's a comedy called "Ghost Town," it stars Ricky Gervais and Greg Kinnear, and it opens Sept. 19, though it had its world premiere over the weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival. One of the two guys, Pewaukee native David Koepp, is the well- known screenwriter of...

2008-09-01 21:00:22

British funnyman Simon Pegg of "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz" fame loves slapstick comedy more than anything. "I love falling over, it's great." The fresh-faced actor is starring with Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Bridges and Megan Fox in the new flick "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People." The film is based on British writer Toby Young's 2001 memoir. "It's about his experiences as a journalist leaving England to go to New York, work at Vanity Fair and failing cataclysmically," the actor said...

2008-08-27 00:00:30

Simon Pegg may have a canine counterpart. The film actor, from Brockworth, has revealed he has plans to make his dog Minnie a star. Simon, 38, who shot to fame in movies Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, has said his canine pal had a part in his new film How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, but was written out because she wouldn't behave on set. "I have written her a part in my next movie instead and I want to make sure she's in it next time. I want her to be bigger than Lassie," he...

2008-08-24 03:00:17

By Edited by Mickey McMonagle STAR Trek star Simon Pegg says he took a sneaky photo of himself in his Scotty costume on the set of the top-secret movie version of the sci-fi classic but added: "I felt so guilty. They are keeping the film completely under wraps so I erased itimmediately in case they checked my mobile on the way out." (c) 2008 Sunday Mail; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-22 12:00:35

Contrary to some reports, French actor Jean Reno did not suffer a heart attack while on vacation in the Caribbean, his publicist says. Reno, 60, who has appeared in such U.S. films as "The Da Vinci Code" and "Mission Impossible," went to the hospital only as a precaution after feeling some discomfort while on the island of St. Barts, the BBC reported Friday. The broadcaster said Reno was flown to a hospital in Martinique and subsequently released. Spokeswoman Christina Papadopoulos said...

2008-08-20 06:00:37

By Associated Press the associated press LOS ANGELES - "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" has solved the big mystery of who will replace departing CBS series star William Petersen: It's award winning actor Laurence Fishburne. Fishburne, an Emmy and Tony winning performer, will make his introduction in the ninth episode of the upcoming 10th season, the network told The Associated Press on Monday. Fishburne will portray a forensics scientist with a secret. The air date for Petersen's...


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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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