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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
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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