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2011-02-15 07:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Picktainment.com, the premier destination for awards show competitions, is proud to announce that Oscar pools are available on the site and will be until the start of the Academy Awards telecast on February 27. In the same way that other sites provide scoring for March Madness pools and fantasy sports leagues, Picktainment.com allows users to join with their friends, family, and co-workers to have a pool for the Oscars, Emmys, and other awards...

2011-02-08 19:35:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Relativity Media has closed a deal with Oscar®-winner Julia Roberts to play the Queen in its upcoming untitled Snow White feature, based on the Brothers Grimm story, directed by Tarsem Singh (Immortals, The Cell). Pre-production has begun, and principal photography will start in April. The theatrical release date is set for June 29, 2012. Relativity's Snow White, a retelling of one of the most beloved fables of...

2011-02-03 08:44:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- They say all the world's a stage and as we countdown the days until Hollywood celebrates its best and brightest, everybody is talking about who will take home an Oscar. Will Javier Bardem take the statue for best actor or will Jeff Bridges grit it out? Jesse Eisenberg's all a-Twitter but could Colin Firth stutter his way to success or will James Franco outlast them all? Don't guess, find out with Appinions' Oscars 2011, free Web apps that let movie...

2011-01-26 13:06:00

MADISON, Wis., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When was the last time you saw someone hold the door open or even say, thank you? In this hectic, time-crunched world, the Oscar Mayer brand believes we could all use a little more good in our day. So in 2011, the brand that's been creating good moods over good food for more than 125 years is encouraging Americans to do something good through the Oscar Mayer Good Mood Mission. We'll kick it off with an Oscar Mayer Carving Board Concert...

2010-10-28 02:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The atmospheric and transcendent music score of Academy Award-winning composer A.R. Rahman is at the heart and soul of the inspiring new 127 Hours (FOX Searchlight Pictures), the true story of Aron Ralston, a trapped mountain climber and his ordeal in the Utah wilderness, opening in the U.S. in limited release on November 5th in New York and Los Angeles. On November 2nd, three days before the film's opening, Interscope Records will release 127 HOURS:...

2010-10-04 17:37:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Vision Entertainment Group, which recently announced its partnership with Suzanne DeLaurentiis Productions to produce "The Grief Tourist," has added Golden Globe-winning actress and Oscar nominee Melanie Griffith to its already impressive cast. Directed by Suri Krishnamma ("A Man of No Importance" and "New Years Day"), "The Grief Tourist" is currently in production for a release next year. "The Grief Tourist" centers on a disturbed and troubled man...

2010-10-04 06:00:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The 14th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, presented by Starz, are pleased to announce that Hollywood icon and Academy Award-nominated Sylvester Stallone will receive the "Hollywood Career Achievement Award," Oscar-winning Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary will be recognized with the "Hollywood Innovator Award," and director Tom Hooper will be honored with the "Hollywood Director Award" at the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony. "It...

2010-09-23 09:00:00

LOUISVILLE, Colo. and MECHANICSBURG, Pa., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- GHX and StratCenter today announced that they have entered into a bundled services distribution agreement through which the companies will provide collaborative solutions that incorporate StratCenter's OSCAR(TM) online healthcare supply chain and clinical demand data with GHX Business Intelligence solutions. This cooperative effort is intended to provide medical-surgical manufacturers with a more comprehensive view of...

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2010-06-25 11:45:00

A cat received a new pair of bionic legs recently after having them chopped off in a farming accident. Oscar, a two-and-a-half year old black cat, was run over by a combine harvester last October.  However, he has regained a spring in his step since then. Noel Fitzpatrick, a neuro-orthopaedic surgeon, fitted the prosthetic paws during a three-hour operation involving grafting the replacement legs onto the stumps of Oscar's remaining bones. "The real revolution with Oscar is because we...

2010-03-25 12:10:00

ATLANTA, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Actress-producer-director Anjelica Huston, actor-director Danny Huston, actress Eva Marie Saint, actress Illeana Douglas, actress Nancy Olson and writer-director Curtis Hanson are among the latest special guests slated to appear at the TCM Classic Film Festival in April. Also participating will be author Cheryl Crane, daughter of actress Lana Turner. They join an extensive roster that also includes Mel Brooks, Luise Rainer, Jerry Lewis, Tony Curtis, Jon...


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2007-03-26 18:29:03

Astronotus ocellatus is a species of fish from the cichlid family known under a variety of common names including Oscar, Tiger oscar, Velvet cichlid or Marble cichlid. In South America, where the species occurs, A. ocellatus are often found for sale as a food fish in the local markets; however, its slow growth limits its potential for aquaculture. The species is also a popular aquarium fish. Appearance, size and coloration A. ocellatus have been reported to grow to a length of 18 in...

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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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