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2006-02-10 09:47:53

By Tim Castle LONDON (Reuters) - TV entertainer Michael Barrymore avoided legal action over a man who drowned at a party held at his Essex mansion five years ago after a judge on Friday dismissed a request for a private prosecution. Activist lawyer Tony Bennett had asked a court to summon Barrymore to answer charges alleging drug offences and assault in connection with the death of 31-year-old meat factory worker Stuart Lubbock in March 2001. District Judge Kevin Gray refused the...

2006-01-18 18:48:37

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - More than 35 million people watched "American Idol" return to the Fox television network, the biggest audience yet for a season premiere of the hit talent show, Nielsen Media Research said on Wednesday. The two-hour debut of Season 5 on Tuesday, featuring celebrity judge Simon Cowell viciously critiquing aspiring pop stars auditioning in Chicago, averaged 35.5 million viewers, according to preliminary figures. Early episodes of the show focus...

2005-11-29 19:29:13

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Real estate tycoon Donald Trump will be back on NBC next year for a sixth edition of his corporate-themed reality show "The Apprentice," but he's moving the boardroom competition from Manhattan to Hollywood. The NBC network said on Tuesday it has renewed the show -- featuring 16 wannabe executives vying for a high-ranking job in Trump's business empire -- for a sixth cycle to be filmed for the first time in and around Los Angeles. Until now, "The Apprentice"...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.