Travolta to receive aviation honor

Travolta to receive aviation honor

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor John Travolta is to be one of the honorees at the upcoming "Living Legends of Aviation" award ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif.

'Butterfly,' 'Blood,' 'Juno' earn PGA nods

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," "Juno" and "Michael Clayton" were among the films nominated Monday for Producers Guild of America prizes.
Bardem, Blanchett, Cotillard earn Globes

Bardem, Blanchett, Cotillard earn Globes

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Javier Bardem, Cate Blanchett and Marion Cotillard were declared newly minted Golden Globe winners at a press conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., Sunday.

HFPA invites all media to cover Globes

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The Hollywood Foreign Press Association said there will be no restrictions regarding what media outlets can cover Sunday's Golden Globes press conference.
Golden Globes ceremony canceled

Golden Globes ceremony canceled

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- "The 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards" NBC telecast and champagne dinner in Beverly Hills, Calif., has officially been canceled.

Roger Moore to be honored at LA ball

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- British actor Roger Moore is set to make a rare visit to the United States to be honored at The Thalians' 52nd Anniversary Ball in Los Angeles.

Vedder and Penn slated for Q&A

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film and TV Music Conference has lined up Sean Penn and Eddie Vedder, for a keynote question-and-answer session.

Travolta wins supporting actor prize

HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Organizers of the Hollywood Film Festival have named John Travolta the recipient of its Hollywood Supporting Actor of the Year Award.

2007 Women in Film awards in Beverly Hills

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 15 (UPI) -- Actress Renee Zellweger will receive the 2007 Women in Film Crystal Award for Excellence in Beverly Hills, Calif., on June 14.

Obama war chest fattens in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., wrapped up his first California campaign with about $1 million more in his campaign coffers.

11th annual ADG Awards given out

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The Art Directors Guild's Excellence in Production Design Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., tapped "Casino Royale" as the best contemporary film.

'Grey's Anatomy' honored by Golden Globes

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" garnered the Golden Globe for best television drama Monday during the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles.

Golden Globe presenters finalized

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The roster of more than 50 stars who will present Hollywood's Golden Globes Awards has been finalized.

American Cinema Editors pick nominees

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- "Little Miss Sunshine" turned up on another nominee list Friday with American Cinema Editors picking the film as one of six vying for best comedy or musical.

'Numb3rs,' 'Chris' tops Family TV Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Top honors went to The CW's "Everybody Loves Chris" and CBS' "Numb3rs," at the recent Family Television Awards ceremony in California.

Oliver Stone gets Director of Year award

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Oliver Stone will receive the Director of the Year award at the annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards gala.

Hollywood Film Festival to honor Affleck

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The Hollywood Film Festival is set to honor Ben Affleck with its annual supporting actor of the year award. Daily Variety said that in addition to recognizing Affleck's performance in the film "Hollywoodland," the annual film festival will bestow its film

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Sanitation concerns limiting hotel tubs

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Upscale hotels such as the Hilton New York have begun replacing their tubs with showers because some guests hesitate to bathe in commonly used areas.

50 Cent, Dupri get songwriter awards

LOS ANGELES, June 27 (UPI) -- The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers split the songwriter of the year award between 50 Cent and Jermaine Dupri in Los Angeles.

Eastwood to get Golden Boot for directing

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood Tuesday was named recipient of the U.S. Motion Picture & Television Fund's Golden Boot Founders Award.

ASCAP to honor Lennox and Green Day

LOS ANGELES, May 5 (UPI) -- Annie Lennox and Green Day will be honored during ASCAP's 23rd Annual Pop Music Awards, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers said Friday.

Daddy Yankee big Latin ASCAP award winner

LOS ANGELES, March 8 (UPI) -- Reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee won songwriter of the year at the 14th Annual Latin Music Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

Humane Society announces Genesis winners

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The Humane Society of the United States will give "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" a Genesis Award for shedding positive light on animals.

Sound editor Don Hall to get Oscar

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Hollywood sound editor Don Hall will receive the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation during the Oscars Scientific and Technical Awards Dinner.
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