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WAY HOT: Was the Sunday L.A. premiere of ``The Legend of Zorro'' a hot ticket? You bet. In fact, it was so hot that real flames licked the large ``Z'' sliced in the backdrop of the red carpet leading to the Orpheum Theater downtown.
Also raising the temperature: Catherine Zeta-Jones, sizzling siz·zle
intr.v. siz·zled, siz·zling, siz·zles
1. To make the hissing sound characteristic of frying fat.
2. To seethe with anger or indignation.
3. in a beige lace Dolce dol·ce Music
adv. & adj.
In a gentle and sweet manner. Used chiefly as a direction.
[From Italian, sweet, from Latin dulcis.]
Adv. 1. & Gabbana frock, posing for photos with her on-screen legendary lust interest, Antonio Banderas, elegant in a gray pinstripe pin·stripe also pin stripe
1. A very thin stripe, especially on a fabric.
a. A fabric with very thin stripes, often used for suits.
b. A suit made of such fabric. Often used in the plural. suit with a charcoal-hued tie.
Banderas and wife Melanie Griffith, looking a little less elegant in a scarlet fishtail fish·tail
Resembling or suggestive of the tail of a fish in shape or movement.
intr.v. fish·tailed, fish·tail·ing, fish·tails
1. gown, black lace bra, scary swollen red lips and fishnet stockings, brought their family along for the ride.
Inside the after-party, held on a nearby tented tent·ed
1. Covered with tents.
2. Sheltered in tents.
3. Resembling a tent. lot (Mexican food, music, tequila and Dos Equis), the family film-goers (Bill Pullman, Kylie Bax, ``Zorro'' bad guy Rufus Sewell and director Martin Campbell) got a major kick out of the Zorro zorro: see fox.
masked swordsman, defender of weak and oppressed. [Am. Lit.: comic strip (1919); Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 794; TV: Terrace, II, 461–462]
See : Disguise play featuring a masked hero, bad guys, lots of swords, sabers and leaping over tables inside the faux hacienda party.
But the hottest star was definitely Adrian Alonso, who plays Zorro's son. The demanding role required Alonso to learn moves for sword fights, gymnastics and English, in which he's still not completely conversant CONVERSANT. One who is in the habit of being in a particular place, is said to be conversant there. Barnes, 162. .
Asked (through his bilingual older brother) what scene was his favorite, Alonso, 10, thoughtfully replied, ``The scene in the school where I get to fight my teacher.''
Let's see, zapping your mean teacher in the behind with a slingshot (networking, business, tool, product, protocol) Slingshot - CSK Software's real time financial server for the Internet.
Slingshot allows the delivery of real time market data across the Internet and private intranets quickly, cheaply and securely. , leaping over desks, then escaping by jumping out the window while the whole class roars with admiration? Forget the darn ``Z'' swordplay. That would definitely be every kid's fantasy.
'WORK'? WHAT 'WORK'?: At the Hollywood premiere of ``I Love Your Work,'' director-writer Adam Goldberg explained that he couldn't remember much about the film because it was made a long time ago. ``But I hear good things about it,'' he added. The film, starring Christina Ricci and Giovanni Ribisi, is about a star who stalks regular people.
The night's big stars were the Flaming Lips, performing at the the Knitting Factory after-bash. They did songs off ``Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots'' CD and Queen's ``Bohemian Rhapsody'' with Wayne Coyne singing through a hand puppet, throwing confetti and blowing up a giant balloon until it burst. Rock on.
(1) ZETA-JONES, BANDERAS: Sizzling at the 'Zorro' premiere.
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(2) GOLDBERG: Um, what movie?
(3) ALONSO: Cute in any language.
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