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History Channel to remake 'Roots' miniseries

History Channel to remake 'Roots' miniseries

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- History Channel is planning to make an 8-hour miniseries based on Alex Haley's 1976 novel "Roots: The Saga of an American Family," EW.com reported Tuesday.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.
By United Press International
Celeb breakups, weddings and babies

Celeb breakups, weddings and babies

Despite the staggering number of media outlets dogging their every move, some celebrities still managed to shock the world with their marriage, divorce and birth announcements in 2012.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012.
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People in the news

People in the news

The latest news on today's hottest celebrities ...
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Ben Vereen divorcing wife Nancy

Ben Vereen divorcing wife Nancy

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Broadway icon Ben Vereen has filed for divorce from Nancy Bruner, his wife of 36 years, documents filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court show.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 10, 2011.
By United Press International

New show pairs dancers with their parents

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Lifetime is set to debut a competition reality series that pairs professional dancers with one of their parents, the U.S. cable television network said Tuesday.

Damon Dash among New York tax deadbeats

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Diamond wearing hip-hop mogul Damon Dash and photographer Annie Leibovitz are on the list of celebrities owing back taxes in New York.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007.
By United Press International

Closing time at Atlantic City's Copa Room

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The Copa Room in Atlantic City, N.J., is in the home stretch of its 26-year run as one of shore resort's premier entertainment venues.

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UPI almanacs for Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006.
By United Press International

Black plays Herod in 'Superstar' benefit

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Actor Jack Black, lead singer of the Tenacious D band, will play King Herod alongside original stars of "Jesus Christ Superstar" in a Hollywood benefit.

Outkast album and film to hit in August

LOS ANGELES, May 15 (UPI) -- Grammy Award-winners Outkast finally have a U.S. release date for their long delayed soundtrack for their film "Idlewild," it was reported Monday.

Slave museum founder wants corporate funds

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The founder and supporters of the yet-to-be-built U.S. National Slavery Museum are taking a frank tone with corporations in the search for funding.

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Today is Monday, Oct. 10, the 283rd day of 2005 with 82 to follow.
By United Press International

Outkast movie lands at Universal studios

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The untitled HBO Productions musical film starring Grammy Award-winning hip-hoppers OutKast has landed at Universal Pictures.

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Today is Sunday, Oct. 10, the 284th day of 2004 with 82 to follow.
By United Press International

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Today is Friday, Oct. 10, the 283rd day of 2003 with 82 to follow.
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Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Oscar-winning parents Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas welcomed their second child into the world early Sunday.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

The Vegas Guy: The Twilight of Kutsher's

MONTICELLO, N.Y., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- It's lunchtime at Kutsher's, and I'm puzzling over the menu. Should I have the Chilled Gefilte Fish Platter, the Hungarian Veal Paprikash with Spatzle, the Cris
JOE BOB BRIGGS

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Today is Thursday, Oct. 10, the 283rd day of 2002 with 82 to follow.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include bassist Alan Cartwright of Procol Harum, and Blood Sweat and Tears' Jerry LaCroix, who were both born in 1945 (age 57); John Prine and Ben Vereen, both in 1946 (age 56); Midge Ure in 1953 (age 49); David Lee Roth in 1955 (age 47)
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country's Johnny Duncan and the Belmonts' Carlo Mastrangelo, who were both born in 1938 (age 64); Richard Street of the Temptations in 1942 (age 60); Steve Miller in 1943 (age 59); Brian Johnson, who replaced Bon Scott in the AC/
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'I'm Not Rappaport' revived on Broadway

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- A Broadway revival of "I'm Not Rappaport" proves that Herb Gardner's Tony Award-winning play, like vintage wine, has improved with age. The new production at the Booth Theater has Judd Hirsch back in the role of Nat that he originated in the 1985. But thi
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP
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