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Today is Friday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2005 with 337 to follow.
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Nominees for 77th Academy Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 77th Academy Awards, which were announced Tuesday:

'Aviator' leads field with 11 Oscar nods

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- "The Aviator" led the field with 11 Oscar nominations when nominees were announced Tuesday for the 77th Academy Awards.

'West Wing' presidential race up for grabs

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- No decision has been made about whether Alan Alda or Jimmy Smits wins the fictitious presidential race on NBC's "West Wing," the series' producer said.

Alan Alda joins 'West Wing' cast

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Alan Alda will join the cast of "The West Wing" this season, The Hollywood Reporter said Monday.

'Dirty Pretty Things' wins top Humanitas

LOS ANGELES, July 9 (UPI) -- "Dirty Pretty Things" has won the 2004 Humanitas Prize for feature-film writing.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Finalists named for 2004 Humanitas Prize

LOS ANGELES, June 16 (UPI) -- "Dirty Pretty Things," "Finding Nemo" and "Seabiscuit" were named Wednesday as feature-film finalists for the 2004 Humanitas Prize.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

New gig for Noah Wyle

LOS ANGELES, May 25 (UPI) -- Noah Wyle will play a mild-mannered superhero in "The Librarian," a TNT original movie, Daily Variety reported Tuesday.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2004 with 338 to follow.
By United Press International

Alan Alda recovers from surgery in Chile

LA SERENA, Chile, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Actor Alan Alda, filming a TV documentary in Chile, is recovering in a hospital from emergency surgery for a intestinal blockage, the BBC reported.

Humanitas Prize announces 2003 nominees

LOS ANGELES, June 17 (UPI) -- Screenwriter Peter Hedges and "The Bernie Mac Show" writer Larry Wilmore had two nominations each, leading the field of nominees announced Monday for the 2003 H
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Fay Kanin to receive top Humanitas honor

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- Organizers have announced that veteran Hollywood writer Fay Kanin will receive the prestigious Kieser Award at this year's Humanitas Prize ceremonies in July.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Richard Portnow of TV's "The Sopranos" is one of the few actors directed by Woody Allen on both stage and film.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Hollywood Digest

U.S. TV networks broadcast a "dramatic decrease" in sexual content between 8-9 p.m. from 1998 through 2002, according to a new study.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Three teens and a 44-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of stealing advance copies of the fifth Harry Potter novel.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

At 24, Jason Biggs is the youngest American actor to guest star in the hilarious Broadway production of "The Play What I Wrote."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Hollywood Digest

'CHICAGO' TEAM READY TO CUT LOOSE
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Ther Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2003 with 337 to follow.
By United Press International

People

Celebrities in the news.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

What's happening in Hollywood

The news from Hollywood.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Einstein show at Natural History Museum

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- The first major museum show devoted to the life and scientific discoveries of physicist Albert Einstein (1879-1955) opened Friday at the American Museum of Natu
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

The ABCs of making a buck in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- As more filmmakers use film school as an entree into the movie business, the idea of a formal course of training for movie executives is beginning to take hold -- with a veteran of the Hollywood trenches heading a pioneering program at the University of S
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood analysis: The anti-Oscar?

LOS ANGELES, June 17 (UPI) -- Filmmakers may chase box-office green and Oscar gold, but one of the Hollywood's most coveted prizes -- the Humanitas Prize -- has nothing to do with corporate profits or awards show glitz.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Humanitas Prize announces 2002 nominees

LOS ANGELES, June 10 (UPI) -- The screenwriters of "A Beautiful Mind," "I Am Sam" and "Iris" were named finalists Monday for the 28th Humanitas Prizes, awarded each year "to encourage, stimulate and sustain writers in their humanizing task and to give them the recognition they deserve
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

UPI's Capital Comment for May 31, 2002

WASHINGTON, May 31 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
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