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2011-06-16 09:03:00

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will mark the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on America with a display of objects on view Sept. 3 to Sept. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., as well as a public program co-hosted with the National Building Museum, a Smithsonian Channel documentary, outreach to teachers through Thinkfinity.org and a special ceremony Sunday, Sept. 11. In 2002, Congress designated the museum as the...

2011-05-04 07:00:00

NEW YORK, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Supporting the efforts of Stand Up To Cancer, Epic Records joins forces with Sony Pictures Television to release the soundtrack for SHOWTIME'S acclaimed series The Big C on June 7th. The Big C soundtrack is the ultimate collection of songs from and inspired by the ground-breaking series. Filled with the emotional highs and lows of a mother's battle with cancer, the series lends itself to a unique musical backdrop. Including the Score Suite and title...

2011-02-28 13:54:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hot off their highly successful freshman seasons, SHOWTIME has ordered second seasons of SHAMELESS and EPISODES, it was announced today by David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. Starring William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum, the outrageous hour-long family drama SHAMELESS received a 12-episode order for its second season, while half-hour comedy series EPISODES, starring TV icon Matt LeBlanc as a fictional version of himself,...

2010-10-27 13:28:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Showtime Networks has launched SHOWTIME ANYTIME, a new, broadband video-streaming service that will be free to SHOWTIME subscribers through the network's cable, satellite and telco affiliates. SHOWTIME ANYTIME gives subscribers the flexibility to watch more than 400 hours of the network's critically acclaimed, award-winning programming, hit movies and sports offerings online, whenever and wherever they'd like to watch it - at home, at the office, or on...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • 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.'
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