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Chris Tucker to emcee NAACP Image Awards

LOS ANGELES, March 17 (UPI) -- Actor-comedian Chris Tucker will emcee the 36th NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles, Fox TV announced Thursday.

Ossie Davis remembered in New York City

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Actor, writer and activist Ossie Davis was eulogized by Harry Belafonte at an ecumenical service Saturday in New York City.

Hollywood ready for the fall

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- With a record-breaking summer box-office season under its belt, Hollywood is ready to roll out its fall titles, including some that have Academy Award aspiratio
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Oprah to attend freedom museum gala

CINCINNATI, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Talk show host Oprah Winfrey will join actress Angela Bassett and rapper Sean Combs at the Cincinnati gala for the National Underground Railroad Center.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Aug. 16, the 229th day of 2004 with 137 to follow.
By United Press International

Angela Bassett taking on 'Alias'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Oscar-nominated actress Angela Bassett has joined the cast of the top-rated U.S. series, "Alias," TV Guide reported Tuesday.

Oprah gives cash, time to Railroad project

CINCINNATI, July 9 (UPI) -- Oprah Winfrey has pledged $1 million and her time to narrate a video to support Cincinnati's National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Aug. 16, the 228th day of 2003 with 137 to follow.
By United Press International

Book Review: Race secrets in 'Gender Talk'

It is difficult to imagine a more startling thesis in a book about black America than the one stated in "Gender Talk," in which co-authors Johnnetta Betsch Cole and Beverly Guy-Sheftall assess the antagonisms and communication problems between black men a
JESSIE THORPE, United Press International

Movie extras needed in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, June 16 (UPI) -- Comedian Bernie Mac needs extras for his new movie filming in Milwaukee.

Hollywood Digest

Producers said Wednesday that an all-star lineup including Halle Berry and Renée Zellweger will appear at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

The joy of becoming a dad again at age 67 was marred for famed tenor Luciano Pavarotti as one of his baby twins was stillborn.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop

Britney Spears is out of the restaurant business, at least for now.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Keb' Mo', Jerry Garcia, Curtis Mayfield, David Crosby, Peter, Paul and Mary, Arlo and Woody Guthrie are among the artists featured on "Freedom: Songs From The Heart of America," a three-CD boxed set due out Dec. 10 on Columbi
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Feature: Welcome to 'Sunshine State'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- If you think of politics when you think of Florida, be advised that veteran filmmaker John Sayles' most recent feature -- "Sunshine State" -- has a decidedly po
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

VideoView -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

What's new in the world of home ntertainment.
JACK E. WILKINSON, United Press International

Hollywood digest

MARK YOUR CALENDAR MTV has announced that the second season of "The Osbournes" will premiere on Nov. 26.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Nominees and winners at 54th Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The following is a list of nominees for the 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, to be presented in Los Angeles Sunday night, followed by a list of winners in tec

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Aug. 16, the 228th day of 2002 with 137 to follow.
By United Press International

Of Human Interest: News lite

CBS led the field when the Family Friendly Programming Forum -- which includes more than 40 national advertisers that promote family TV viewing -- presented its 4th Annual Family Television Awards in Beverly Hills.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

Advertisers honor 'family-friendly' shows

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- CBS led the field when the Family Friendly Programming Forum, a group of more than 40 national advertisers that promotes family TV viewing, presented its 4th An

List of nominees for 54th Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- The following is a list of nominees for the 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, announced in Los Angeles Thursday by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Commentary: Joe Bob's week in review

NEW YORK, June 28 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled that only juries, not judges, are authorized to give people the needle, the gas, the bullet, the noose or the jolt. It makes it easier o
JOE BOB BRIGGS

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

WHERE DID THE BOYS GO?
By United Press International

Of Human Interest: News lite

Actress Angela Bassett tells Newsweek in Monday's edition she turned down a chance for the lead role in the movie "Monster's Ball," because she "wasn't going to be a prostitute on film."
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