bombshell bombshell  /ˈbɑm ˌʃɛl/


  1. (n) an entertainer who has a sensational effect
  2. (n) a shocking surprise
  3. (n) an explosive bomb or artillery shell



  1. The two forged a partnership in the early 50s, when De Laurentiis was producing films with his own bombshell wife, Silvana Mangano.
  2. Republicans, on the other hand, seized on this CBO timing bombshell as more proof Baucus is rushing the bill.
  3. Sutton Foster, one of Broadway's song-and-dance wonders, seems to be slumming as the Swedish bombshell Inga, a part any one of a dozen actresses could have played.


  1. Espionage: The fight over Edward Snowden’s future intensifies

    The world knows that NSA leaker Edward Snowden is somewhere in Hong Kong – not in the luxury hotel where he was videotaped talking about his bombshell revelations regarding top secret National Security Agency surveillance programs gathering telephone and Internet metadata from millions of individuals, but “in a safe place,” the South China Morning Post reported Saturday.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News

  2. Trial Testimony Bombshell: Michael Jackson Went 60 Days Without Really Sleeping

    Michael Jackson went two months without really sleeping – something no other human being has ever done, according to bombshell testimony at his wrongful death trial. While Dr. Conrad Murray … READ ON
    on June 21, 2013     Source:

  3. Bernanke Bombshell? President Hints at Fed Chair’s Future

    Bernanke bombshell or not? President Obama is signaling that the Fed Chair will be leaving an empty seat when his term is over in January. How surprised are you? Vote below, and as always feel free to post something in … Continue reading ?
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Hot Stock Minute via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "Labour's secret spending plans, which Gordon Brown never wanted to make public, appear to reveal an income tax bombshell," Osborne said. "Income tax receipts are set to rise by a third. Are they asking us to believe that this is only due to...
    on Sep 19, 2009 By: George Osborne Source: Times Online

  2. To loud jeers from all sides of the House, she said: "During the election campaign, the Liberal Democrats attacked what they called the Tories' secret VAT bombshell. Little did we know that the Lib Dems had their own secret bombshell to drop on us -...
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Harriet Harman Source:

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