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2009-09-02 12:40:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) today announced that multi-platinum recording artist Jesse McCartney and Grammy Award-winning singer and actress Monica will perform in a live concert on Tuesday, Sept. 8 as part of the kick-off event for Get Schooled. The national initiative, co-developed by Viacom and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, aims to engage students, families and community members in efforts to improve America's public...

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2009-09-01 09:09:39

NASA says the crews of space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station have started moving eight tons of supplies from the shuttle to the station. European Space Agency astronauts Christer Fuglesang and Frank DeWinne became the first crew members to enter the newly installed Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module early Tuesday. NASA said the module is loaded with equipment that includes two research racks, a new station crew quarters, a freezer, an air revitalization system and...

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2009-08-28 13:43:19

The rotating support structure was rolled away from the shuttle Discovery Friday in preparation for a night launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla., NASA said. The shuttle was targeted for liftoff at 11:59 EDT with no issues reported that could affect the launch, NASA officials said. A launch Tuesday was delayed by storms and a launch Wednesday was scrapped after a problem with a fuel valve. Discovery's external fuel tanks were to be loaded as astronauts prepared to ferry supplies to the...

2009-08-24 12:53:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Executive producer Allison Silverman is leaving "The Colbert Report" after four years, announced Stephen Colbert, executive producer, writer and host of the Emmy(R) and Peabody(R) Award-winning program. Silverman has been with "The Colbert Report" since its launch on October 17, 2005, first as co-head writer and co-executive producer before being promoted to executive producer in 2007. During her tenure, the show has received a total of 15 Primetime...

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2009-08-24 08:36:45

The U.S. space agency said it would broadcast a message from comedian Stephen Colbert Monday as it prepared to launch the Colbert treadmill into space. The message was set to air on NASA television after space shuttle Discovery's fueling concluded (at approximately 7:15 p.m. EDT). Discovery is to, among other things, deliver the treadmill to the International Space Station. The name Colbert received the most entries in NASA's online poll to name the station's Node 3 module, so NASA named its...

2009-08-21 14:52:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will broadcast a special message from comedian Stephen Colbert on Monday, Aug. 24, as the space shuttle Discovery prepares to deliver the COLBERT treadmill to the International Space Station. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The message will air on NASA Television after the shuttle's fueling commentary concludes at approximately 7:15 p.m. EDT. The name Colbert received the most entries in...

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2009-08-11 15:20:37

U.S. astronaut Nicole Stott is scheduled to make her first journey into orbit to spend three months aboard the International Space Station, NASA said. She will be aboard space shuttle Discovery when it launches Aug. 25 at 1:36 a.m. EDT from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Stott, a native of Clearwater, Fla., is one of seven astronauts who will be involved in the 13-day STS-128 mission that will deliver science and storage racks, a freezer to store research samples, a new sleeping...

2009-07-16 15:46:00

NEW YORK, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- COMEDY CENTRAL earned 14 nominations, besting its previous nomination record of 12, in the 2008-2009 Primetime Emmy((R)) Awards competition, it was announced today by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS). Eleven-time Emmy-winner (six times for program and five for writing) "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" the network's unique news parody series, is nominated this year in five categories: Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series,...

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2009-06-15 13:40:00

International Space Station astronauts are getting a new toy in August "“ a treadmill. Famously named after comedian Stephen Colbert1, the new running machine will help astronauts stay fit, fighting off the bone loss and muscle decay2 that otherwise comes with space travel. Just one problem: How do you run where there's no gravity to hold your feet to the ground? "Bungee cords! You have to strap yourself to the treadmill," explains astronaut Sunita "Suni" Williams. And she's not...

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2009-06-05 12:50:15

The Colbert Report has deployed to Iraq on a USO tour entitled Operation Iraqi Stephen: Going Commando, Comedy Central said Friday. The TV show is the first in USO history to produce a week of episodes in a combat zone, the network noted. Operation Iraqi Stephen will be taped at an undisclosed military base in conjunction with the USO and in front of an audience of troops. The episodes are to air next Monday through Thursday at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. In addition, Colbert will post updates from...


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2014-04-07 14:17:32

Aptostichus stephencolberti is a species of trapdoor spider named after the American satirist Stephen Colbert. The spider was discovered on the coastline of California in 2007. This species can be found on coastal dunes that extend from the Big Sur region to the San Francisco peninsula at Point Lobos and Golden Gate. Compared to the closely related species such as Aptostichus angelinajolieae, Aptostichus stephencolberti is lighter in coloration.  The male holotype and the female paratype...

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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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