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UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 14, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 14, 2012.
By United Press International
TNT to re-air Steve Jobs TV movie

TNT to re-air Steve Jobs TV movie

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network TNT says it will pay tribute to the late Apple founder Steve Jobs by re-airing the TV movie "Pirates of Silicon Valley."
Michael Hall books guest spot on 'Family'

Michael Hall books guest spot on 'Family'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Anthony Michael Hall has signed up for a guest spot on U.S. television series "No Ordinary Family," ABC announced.
'Breakfast Club' set for Blu-ray release

'Breakfast Club' set for Blu-ray release

LOS ANGELES, May 21 (UPI) -- U.S. high-school film classic "The Breakfast Club" is being released for the first time on Blu-ray in honor of its 25th anniversary.
Ex-girlfriend defends Hall

Ex-girlfriend defends Hall

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Anthony Michael Hall's former girlfriend says she doesn't believe allegations the U.S. actor assaulted another woman.
Ex gets restraining order against Hall

Ex gets restraining order against Hall

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Sirius Radio host Diana Falzone has been granted a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend, actor Anthony Michael Hall, the New York Post said.
'Vacation' co-stars reunite on 'Community'

'Vacation' co-stars reunite on 'Community'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Anthony Michael Hall and Chevy Chase, co-stars of the Hollywood comedy "Vacation," are to reunite on an episode of the sit-com "Community," NBC said.
New 'Vacation' flick in the works

New 'Vacation' flick in the works

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- New Line is meeting with writers about penning a sixth installment in the "Vacation" movie franchise, sources told The Hollywood Reporter.

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

The Oscar show may be going on Sunday in Los Angeles, but Will Smith and Peter Jackson say they won't be there for it.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Hollywood Digest

Al Pacino signed up enough moviegoers to make his new spy thriller "The Recruit" the No. 1 movie in America in its opening weekend, with $16.5 million.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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Anthony Michael Hall
Actor Anthony Michael Hall promos his new tv series "Dead Zone" at the 2004-05 NBC Upfronts on May 17, 2004 in New York. (UPI/Ezio Petersen)
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Michael Anthony Hall (born April 14, 1968), known professionally as Anthony Michael Hall, is an American actor, film producer and director who starred in several teen-oriented films of the 1980s. Hall began his career in commercials and on stage as a child, and made his screen debut in 1980. His films with director-screenwriter John Hughes, beginning with the popular 1984 coming-of-age comedy Sixteen Candles, shaped his early career. Hall's next movies with Hughes were the teen classics The Breakfast Club and Weird Science, both in 1985. His performances as lovable geeks in these three films connected his name and face with the stereotype for an entire generation.

Hall diversified his roles to avoid becoming typecast as his geek persona, joining the cast of Saturday Night Live (1985–1986) and starring in films such as Out of Bounds (1986), Johnny Be Good (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990) and Six Degrees of Separation (1993). After a series of minor roles in the 1990s, he starred as Microsoft's Bill Gates in the 1999 television film Pirates of Silicon Valley. He had the leading role in the USA Network series The Dead Zone, from 2002 to 2007. During its run, the show was one of the highest-rated cable television series.

Anthony Michael Hall was born in West Roxbury, a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the only child of blues-jazz singer Mercedes Hall's first marriage. She divorced Hall's father, Larry, an auto-body-shop owner, when their son was six months old. When Hall was three, he and his mother relocated to the West Coast where she found work as a featured singer. After a year and a half, they returned to the East, eventually moving to New York City, where Hall grew up. Hall's ancestry is Irish and Italian, He has one half-sister, Mary Chestaro, from his mother's second marriage to Thomas Chestaro, a show business manager. His half-sister is pursuing a career as a singer under the name of Mary C. Hall uses the name Anthony, rather than Michael. He transposed his first and middle names when he entered show business because another actor named Michael Hall was already a member of the Screen Actors Guild.

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