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'Bates Motel' gets third season from A&E

'Bates Motel' gets third season from A&E

LOS ANGELES, April 8 (UPI) -- The "Psycho"-inspired drama is still in its second season.
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Morgan Spurlock lands new series about the seven deadly sins

Morgan Spurlock lands new series about the seven deadly sins

March 26 (UPI) -- Morgan Spurlock will write and host a new Showtime documentary series about the seven deadly sins.
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Michael Bay will remake Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Birds'

Michael Bay will remake Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Birds'

March 13 (UPI) -- "Transformers" director Michael Bay will face high expectations as he produces a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" with director Diederik Van Rooijen.
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'Bates Motel' Season 2 premiere gets live after-show special

'Bates Motel' Season 2 premiere gets live after-show special

NEW YORK, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network A&E has announced plans to air a live half-hour special called "Bates Motel: After Hours" next month.
Helen Mirren to receive BAFTA fellowship

Helen Mirren to receive BAFTA fellowship

LONDON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The British Academy of Film and Television Arts says it plans to present actress Helen Mirren with its Academy Fellowship in London next month.

Actress Sarah Marshall dies at age 80

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Actress Sarah Marshall, whose TV credits included "The Twilight Zone" and "Star Trek," has died in Los Angeles, her family said. She was 80.
Russell Johnson, Gilligan's Island star, dies of kidney failure

Russell Johnson, Gilligan's Island star, dies of kidney failure

Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Russell Johnson, the actor who played the Professor on "Gilligan's Island," died Thursday morning of kidney failure. He was 89.
Veronica Linares
Each generation defines 'horror' differently

Each generation defines 'horror' differently

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Confronting what scares us via Halloween isn't a new phenomenon, a U.S. expert says; throughout history each generation has defined "horror."

'Star Wars' cinematographer Gilbert Taylor dies at 99

ISLE OF WIGHT, England, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Gilbert Taylor, the cinematographer who shot the original "Star Wars" film, died at his home on Britain's Isle of Wight, his wife said. He was 99.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.
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Michael Vartan joins 'Bates Motel' cast

Michael Vartan joins 'Bates Motel' cast

LOS ANGELES, July 24 (UPI) -- Michael Vartan is to play a new interest for Vera Farmiga's character Norma Bates on the U.S. drama series "Bates Motel," TV Line reported.

Sci-fi writer Richard Matheson dead at 87

CALABASAS, Calif., June 25 (UPI) -- Famed science-fiction writer Richard Matheson has died of natural causes at his home in Calabasas, Calif., his family said. He was 87.

454,000 attend New York's Tribeca Film Festival

NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) -- Nearly a half-million people attended New York City's Tribeca Film Festival and street fair, one of the festival's highest turnouts, organizers said Monday.

British Film Institute: Teach Hitchcock as well as Shakespeare

LONDON, April 20 (UPI) -- A former BBC official says British schools should teach filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock as well as Shakespeare because film is the "major means of communication."

Budget squawking in D.C.

"It's going to be a rough evening -- everybody saying a lot of pleasant things to each other."
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
'Hitchcock' star Jessica Biel says it's hard to balance fame, privacy

'Hitchcock' star Jessica Biel says it's hard to balance fame, privacy

NEW YORK, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Actress Jessica Biel says she understands why Vera Miles didn't want to speak to her as she prepared to play the retired Hollywood film icon in "Hitchcock."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Hitchcock' to open AFI Festival

'Hitchcock' to open AFI Festival

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- "Hitchcock," starring Anthony Hopkins as iconic filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, is to open this fall's AFI Festival at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 13, 2012.
By United Press International
'Vertigo' tops best movie list

'Vertigo' tops best movie list

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The best film of all time is Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 thriller "Vertigo," a poll conducted by the British Film Institute's Sight & Sound magazine suggested.
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A&E orders 'Bates Motel' series

A&E orders 'Bates Motel' series

NEW YORK, July 2 (UPI) -- A&E Network says it has ordered a series called "Bates Motel," based on the 1960 Hollywood film classic "Psycho."
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'Green Acres' star Frank Cady dead at 96

'Green Acres' star Frank Cady dead at 96

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- "Green Acres," "The Beverly Hillbillies" and "Petticoat Junction" supporting player Frank Cady died at home in Wilsonville, Ore., his family said. He was 96.
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Actress Patricia Medina dead at 92

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (UPI) -- British-born actress Patricia Medina has died of natural causes in Los Angeles, a close friend told the Los Angeles Times. She was 92.
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