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2010-10-20 14:57:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Paramount Digital Entertainment announced today that it has signed an exclusive first-look deal with Red Hour Digital, a new subsidiary of Ben Stiller's Red Hour Films. Under the new two-year deal, Red Hour will develop original digital media properties that can be launched on a variety of formats, including live action and animated webisodes, and social media games on both digital and mobile platforms. Mike Rosenstein has been promoted to Director of...

2010-04-30 09:11:00

NEW YORK, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time to man up for the biggest boys night of the year! Spike TV announced today the fourth annual "Guys Choice" - a one-night-only event for guys where the year's most hotly debated rivalries from the world of sports, comedy, film and more go up against one another mano-a-mano with original categories that embody everything that matters in "guydom." The two-hour event pays homage to the things guys love most - superstar athletes, the ladies we...

2009-12-15 08:15:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- kgb 542542 (http://542542.com/sherlock) America's favorite text answer service, has teamed up with Warner Bros. Pictures for a major cross-promotion with the studio's much-anticipated action adventure mystery "Sherlock Holmes" (http://sherlock-holmes-movie.warnerbros.com). Opening nationwide December 25, the film stars Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. The multi-platform promotion program will include television advertising, an online contest, national...

2009-08-17 20:14:17

U.S. actor Will Ferrell has signed on to star in the movie Oobermind after Robert Downey Jr. dropped out, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. announced Monday. The studio blamed scheduling conflicts for Downey's departure from the film, which will co-star Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Tina Fey and is scheduled to hit theaters Nov. 5, 2010. Ferrell is to play the title character, a super villain who falls into total despair after he defeats his archrival, Metro Man, played by Pitt. We are thrilled to...

2009-08-17 12:04:46

Warner Bros. is denying a British report Brad Pitt is reuniting with his Snatch director Guy Ritchie for Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes movie. The Daily Mirror said Pitt is expected to arrive in London this week to begin playing Holmes's nemesis Moriarty. Pitt reportedly was called to help out on the film, which stars Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, after Ritchie was displeased with his first edit of the movie. However, Warner Bros., the studio behind the film, disputed the claim in a statement to...

2009-07-25 13:04:50

U.S. actor Robert Downey Jr. is set to play an expectant father on a road trip to witness the birth of his child in the new film Due Date, film sources say. Variety reported Friday the Iron Man actor will star opposite actor-comedian Zach Galifianakis in the new Warner Bros. comedy with Todd Phillips attached to direct. Phillips tabbed the film as a buddy comedy without the buddies. Shooting on the new film production will begin in September with Arizona, Atlanta and Los Angeles tabbed as...

2009-01-26 08:45:50

Gary Oldman accepted a Screen Actors Guild Award on behalf of the late Heath Ledger, his co-star in The Dark Knight, at a Los Angeles ceremony Sunday night. Ledger won the best supporting actor prize for his disturbing portrayal of The Joker in Knight. Also nominated in the category were Josh Brolin for Milk, Robert Downey Jr. for Tropic Thunder, Philip Seymour Hoffman for Doubt and Dev Patel for Slumdog Millionaire. I'm quite emotional, Oldman said as he took the stage to collect Ledger's...

2009-01-23 18:41:38

Hollywood actor and freshly minted Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr. admits he sometimes checks the Internet to see what people are saying about him. Downey, who starred in last year's blockbusters Iron Man and Tropic Thunder, made the revelation during an awards season round table set up by Newsweek and including Downey's fellow Oscar nominees Mickey Rourke, Anne Hathaway, Brad Pitt and Frank Langella, E! News reported. Asked if they ever Google themselves, Pitt reportedly said: Dear God. No....

2009-01-11 22:40:13

Late Australian actor Heath Ledger won the Golden Globe for best supporting actor in a film in Beverly Hills, Calif., Sunday night. Ledger, who died last January at age 28 from an accidental prescription drug overdose, earned the Globe for his portrayal of the malevolent Joker in the latest Batman adventure, The Dark Knight. All of us who worked with Heath on 'The Dark Knight' accept this with an awful mixture of sadness and incredible pride, the movie's director, Chris Nolan, said as he took...

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  • 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.'