whoopla


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whoopla

(ˈwuːpˌlɑː)
n
another word for hoopla

hoop•la

(ˈhup lɑ)

n. Informal.
1. commotion; to-do.
2. sensational publicity; ballyhoo.
[1865–70; < French houp-là! command (as to a child) to move, take a step]
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DAME Elizabeth Taylor dismissed the Michael Jackson memorial service as "public whoopla" as it was revealed today that a former Britain's Got Talent contestant would take part.
Summary: Fans pour into downtown LA for Michael Jackson's memorial service which his friend Dame Elizabeth Taylor dismissed as a "public whoopla".
But Hollywood star and long-term friend of Jackson, Dame Elizabeth, pictured, revealed she had snubbed the event, saying: "I cannot be part of the public whoopla."