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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 29, 2013.
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Perhaps it's not her man Huma stands by

Perhaps it's not her man Huma stands by

HERNDON, Va., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Huma Abedin -- wife of candidate for New York City mayor and disgraced former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y. -- is confounding political analysts.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.
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Jon Cryer: Duckie was not gay

Jon Cryer: Duckie was not gay

LOS ANGELES, May 24 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Jon Cryer says Duckie, the quirky character he played in "Pretty in Pink," was not gay, despite his co-star's recent statements saying he was.

COL BKB: Harvard 68, Brown 59

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Kyle Casey connected for 20 points Saturday and 23rd-ranked Harvard handled Brown 68-59 in Ivy League play.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011.
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Museum wants to buy Bronte manuscript

LONDON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- England's Bronte Parsonage Museum says it is raising funds to buy at auction an unpublished manuscript written by Charlotte Bronte when she was 14.
McCarthy escorted out of Ethiopian church

McCarthy escorted out of Ethiopian church

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Andrew McCarthy says he was escorted by a guard at gunpoint out of Ethiopia's Lalibela church after leaving his admission ticket at his hotel.
Andrew McCarthy cast in 'Gossip' spinoff

Andrew McCarthy cast in 'Gossip' spinoff

LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) -- Andrew McCarthy, a popular film actor in the 1980s, is set to star in a new "Gossip Girl" spinoff set in that decade, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Travis, Glaudini join cast of 'Intent'

Travis, Glaudini join cast of 'Intent'

LOS ANGELES, July 9 (UPI) -- U.S. actresses Nancy Travis and Lola Glaudini have joined the cast of the big-screen thriller "Intent," producers at New Castle Entertainment said Wednesday.
Andrew McCarthy joins cast of 'Intent'

Andrew McCarthy joins cast of 'Intent'

LOS ANGELES, May 21 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Andrew McCarthy has joined the cast of the suspense thriller, "Intent," producers from New Castle Entertainment announced Wednesday.
Price calls co-star McCarthy an icon

Price calls co-star McCarthy an icon

NEW YORK, March 12 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Lindsay Price says she is excited to be working with 1980s heartthrob Andrew McCarthy on the TV series "Lipstick Jungle."

'Lipstick Jungle' gets premiere date

BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- The New York-set dramedy series, "Lipstick Jungle," based on a book by "Sex and the City" writer Candace Bushnell, is scheduled to debut in February.

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Andrew McCarthy arrives for the premiere of "I'm Not There" at the Chelsea West Theater in New York on November 13, 2007. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Andrew Thomas McCarthy (born November 29, 1962) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles in the 1980s films St. Elmo's Fire, Mannequin, Weekend at Bernie's, Pretty in Pink, and Less Than Zero, and more recently for his role in the television shows Lipstick Jungle and Royal Pains.

McCarthy gained recognition in Hollywood during the 1980s. His boyish good looks continually had him placed as the sincere and kind leading man. As McCarthy's career grew, he involuntarily became a member of the '80s Hollywood group of young actors known as the "Brat Pack"; McCarthy's better-known films include the Brat Pack films St. Elmo's Fire and Pretty in Pink. During the filming of St. Elmo's Fire, McCarthy took up smoking, a habit he dropped in 1995. Years after the filming of Pretty in Pink, co-star and fellow Brat Pack member Molly Ringwald admitted to having a huge crush on Andrew during the filming. She found him "incredibly cute" and "dreamy." In 1985 McCarthy starred with Donald Sutherland and Kevin Dillon in Heaven Help Us, playing Michael Dunn. In 1985 McCarthy made his Broadway debut in The Boys of Winter. He eventually returned to Hollywood to appear in several films, such as Fresh Horses and Kansas. He had another hit in the 1989 comedy film Weekend at Bernie's. In 1993, he had a supporting role in the critically acclaimed The Joy Luck Club.

He returned to Broadway Theater to star in Side Man. In 2003, McCarthy was set to guest star in two episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Due to bad relations with actor Vincent D'Onofrio, series creator Dick Wolf decided against it. Wolf later stated, "Mr. McCarthy engaged in fractious behavior from the moment he walked on the set." McCarthy fired back in a statement of his own saying, "I was fired because I refused to allow a fellow actor to threaten me with physical violence, bully me and try to direct me." Despite this incident, he later guest starred in an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent (with Chris Noth, not D'Onofrio) that originally aired in November 2007. In 2004, he played Dr. Hook in Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital. Since 2005 he has appeared with some regularity in episodes of the TV show E-Ring. In 2008 he starred in the NBC television series Lipstick Jungle as a billionaire, but was eventually cancelled, and had a minor role in The Spiderwick Chronicles. He's ranked #40 on VH1's 100 Greatest Teen Stars.

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