Latest Ricci Stories

2010-01-13 09:42:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the Library of Congress the James Ford Bell Trust unveiled Matteo Ricci's 1602 "Impossible Black Tulip," a massive map showing the world with China at its center. It is the first map in Chinese to show the Americas, and the first printed map incorporating Eastern and Western cartography. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/jamesfordbell/41720/ (Photo:...

2009-09-10 12:54:31

A Catholic choirmaster in Italy who switched genders last year said she was fired from Lecce Cathedral after 18 years of service. Luana Ricci, who changed her name from Marco Della Gatta last year and is awaiting an operation to complete her sex change, said she was fired Aug. 31 with no explanation from the cathedral, the Italian news agency ANSA reported Thursday. They gave me the boot without any explanation, beating about the bush without coming out with the real reason, Ricci said....

2009-06-03 20:19:05

U.S. film actress Christina Ricci and her comedian fiance Owen Benjamin have broken up, but remain friends, sources told People magazine. The couple reportedly met last year and announced their engagement in March. Owen had a birthday party this past Sunday, and everything seemed fine. Some time after, they got into a fight and decided to re-evaluate things. (Then) the engagement was off, one insider said. Another source told the magazine Ricci and Benjamin split up before last week. They...

2009-04-15 17:56:45

Researchers say the discovery of a 200-year-old travel diary written by Italian adventurer Alessandro Ricci is a treasure for Egyptologists. The journal, discovered in Pisa University by researcher Daniele Salvoldi, covers Ricci's adventures in Egypt and Tuscany between 1817 and 1822, ANSA reported Wednesday. Marilina Betro of Pisa University said the diary, which includes descriptions and drawings of Egyptian monuments that were destroyed in the 1800s, was held by French authorities for...

2009-04-06 05:53:16

U.S. actress Christina Ricci has signed up for the female lead role in Born to be a Star, a big-screen comedy co-written and produced by Adam Sandler. Ricci's previous film credits include Mermaids, The Addams Family, Sleepy Hollow, Monster, Speed Racer and Penelope. The Hollywood Reporter said The Hot Chick director Tom Brady will head up Star, a comedy co-written by and produced with Sandler and Jack Giarraputo. The movie, which is to begin shooting at the end of the month, is about a...

2009-03-17 22:05:31

Christina Ricci's publicist says the U.S. film actress and her comedian beau Owen Benjamin are engaged. Ricci's representative confirmed the news to People.com, but did not say when they became betrothed or if they have set a wedding date. The actress, who has starred in Speed Racer, Penelope, Monster, Sleepy Hollow, The Addams Family and Mermaids, met Benjamin last year on the set of their yet-to-be-released movie All's Faire in Love, the magazine said on its Web site. Benjamin made his...

2008-07-14 18:00:26

Hollywood actress Christina Ricci is to appear in a three-episode arc of the second season of the TV drama Saving Grace, TNT announced Monday. Ricci has appeared in the films Mermaids, Sleepy Hollow, The Addams Family, The Opposite of Sex, Monster and Speed Racer. She will play Detective Grace Hanadarko's temporary partner on Saving Grace, TNT said. Oscar-winning actress Holly Hunter plays Grace, a character the network describes as an intense Oklahoma City police detective whose wild...

2005-12-22 03:00:33

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Christina Ricci will guest-star in a special episode of ABC's sophomore hit "Grey's Anatomy" slated to air February 5 after the network's broadcast of Super Bowl XL. The plot for the episode of the medical drama is being kept under wraps. Ricci's character is said to be coming to Seattle Grace Hospital "not as a patient but in a life-and-death situation." Ricci's rare TV series credits include a recurring role on Fox's "Ally...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.