Del Toro and Berry to star in 'Fire'

LOS ANGELES, May 8 (UPI) -- DreamWorks has lined up Academy Award winners Benicio Del Toro and Halle Berry to star in its drama, "Things We Lost in the Fire."

Stars lined up for 'Wild Things' film

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (UPI) -- The film adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic book "Where the Wild Things Are" will feature the voices of Benicio Del Toro and Michelle Williams.

Benicio Del Toro to play 'The Wolf Man'

LOS ANGELES, March 15 (UPI) -- Benicio Del Toro has snared the title role in Universal Pictures' remake of the horror classic, "The Wolf Man."

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2006 with 315 to follow.
By United Press International

'Three Stooges' biopic closer to reality

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- It looks like the Farrelly brothers' long-delayed "Three Stooges" feature is going to happen and when it does, look for unknowns to take top billing.

Colorado woman gets new trial

DENVER, March 29 (UPI) -- The Colorado Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a woman convicted in the 1997 murder of a Denver police officer.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2005 with 315 to follow.
By United Press International

Analysis: SAG is early line on Oscars race

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Tuesday's announcement of the nominees for this year's Screen Actors Guild Awards does its bit to help separate the contenders from the pretenders in this year'
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

120 celebrity staplers auctioned online

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- More than 120 U.S. celebrities, ranging from Bill Gates to Jennifer Love Hewitt. are participating in the "Staplers of the Stars" online charity auction.

Quentin Tarantino acts for $1

LOS ANGELES, June 29 (UPI) -- Quentin Tarantino has filmed a scene in Robert Rodriguez's upcoming movie "Sin City" for $1, Daily Variety said Tuesday.

'Stepford' rules at Golden Trailer Awards

LOS ANGELES, May 27 (UPI) -- The trailer for "The Stepford Wives" took three prizes in Los Angeles at the fifth annual Golden Trailer Awards.

Starlet Scarlett gets kicks in hotel lift

LOS ANGELES, May 11 (UPI) -- Movie starlet Scarlett Johansson reportedly admitted she and actor Benicio Del Toro enjoyed a pre-Oscars lust fest in a Los Angeles hotel elevator.

Soderbergh, Del Toro reunite on 'Che' film

LOS ANGELES, April 5 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh has replaced Terrence Malick as director of a new big-screen biography about revolutionary Che Guevara.

Analysis: It's all over but the Oscars

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- With the Screen Actors Guild Awards off the table, it's a straight shot to the Oscars next Sunday and the end of another awards season in Hollywood.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2004 with 316 to follow.
By United Press International

Many U.S. actors attend London awards show

LONDON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Uma Thurman, Jude Law and Renee Zellweger are scheduled to attend the Baftas in London, Britain's most prestigious movie awards show.

Stars to flock to British film ceremony

LONDON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Dozens of A-list celebrities are expected in London Sunday for The Orange British Academy Film Awards ceremony, organizers said Thursday.

Watts to bring mom, Heath to Oscars

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Naomi Watts said in a television interview Monday she will take both her mom and boyfriend, Heath Ledger, to the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony.

Role helped Watts deal with dad's death

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Naomi Watts told reporters in New York that playing a grieving wife and mother in "21 Grams" helped her deal with issues surrounding her own dad's death.

Real accident inspired '21 Grams'

NEW YORK, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The man who wrote acclaimed films "21 Grams" and "Amores Perros" said they influenced by his own experience in a real-life car crash.

Del Toro: '21 Grams' makes you think

NEW YORK, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Actor Benicio Del Toro admits he, too, was initially confused by the fractured storytelling technique of the film "21 Grams."

Interview: Benicio Del Toro

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- In director Alejandro González Iñárritu's powerful new drama, "21 Grams," Oscar-winning actor Benicio Del Toro adds another electrifying performance to his resu
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Hollywood Analysis: Box-office blues?

LOS ANGELES, March 31 (UPI) -- Box-office analysts are searching for explanations for lackluster movie ticket sales so far in 2003, but they're pretty sure business will pick up soon.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

The Academy Awards is set go on Sunday, but if the United States is at war the show will reflect the seriousness of the occasion.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International


Just days after suffering a stroke, one of the "grand old men" of the Grand Ole Opry, Bill Carlisle, has died.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International
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