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2008-07-31 21:00:20

By Zap2It, Chicago Jul. 31--The Style Network is looking to cook up its own version of "The Soup," and it's tapped actress Danielle Fishel as its head chef. The former "Boy Meets World" star will host a show called "The Dish," which will present a weekly look at what made news in the worlds of fashion, beauty and pop culture. It's scheduled to premiere Aug. 16. "This show is a first of its kind for the Style Network, and we're thrilled to have Danielle as host," says Salaam Coleman...

2008-07-11 00:00:20

By David Kronke Joel McHale hosts "The Soup," E!'s weekly whistling past the boneyard of pop culture. We're ensconced at the TV critics' semiannual press tour in Beverly Hills on Tuesday. This year -- thanks to a paucity of really interesting subjects to write about because of the writers strike and a sense of unease among critics worried about their jobs -- the press tour pretty much is the boneyard of pop culture. So it only made sense to ask McHale, how would "The Soup" cover the TV...


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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