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2009-09-23 09:41:44

U.S. scribe Diablo Cody is writing and producing a big-screen adaptation of the beloved Sweet Valley High series of books, industry sources say. Cody won an Oscar for her Juno screenplay. She also penned the current release Jennifer's Body, as well as the pilot for the Showtime series The United States of Tara. Variety said Universal hired her to write a script based on the young adult book series created by Francine Pascal and set in an idyllic California town. The novels are about...

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2009-06-22 18:46:25

VH1 announced Monday it has signed U.S. singer and actress Jessica Simpson to star in a new docu-series called The Price of Beauty. Her hit pop and country songs, movies, television and eponymous collection of shoes, clothes, bags etc. have helped to keep her in America's eye, but we all know Jessica for more than just her career achievements, the network said in a news release. Jessica has been followed, studied and scrutinized since she released her first hit single at the age of 19. Now,...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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