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Hugh Jackman to play P.T. Barnum in movie musical

Hugh Jackman to play P.T. Barnum in movie musical

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Australian actor Hugh Jackman is to star in a movie musical about circus icon P.T. Barnum, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Ian McKellen to play Sherlock Holmes in movie

Ian McKellen to play Sherlock Holmes in movie

TORONTO, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- British actor Ian McKellen is to play retired detective Sherlock Holmes in Bill Condon's film "A Slight Trick of the Mind," The Hollywood Reporter said.
'Breaking Dawn, Part 2' scores 7 Razzie Awards

'Breaking Dawn, Part 2' scores 7 Razzie Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- "Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part 2" earned seven Razzie Awards for the worst in film for 2012 at a ceremony in Los Angeles Saturday.
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'Breaking Dawn 2' leads with 11 Razzie Award nods

'Breaking Dawn 2' leads with 11 Razzie Award nods

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- "Breaking Dawn Part 2," the final installment in Hollywood's "Twilight" film franchise, has been nominated for 11 Razzie Awards, organizers said.
Twilight stars back for sequel reshoots

Twilight stars back for sequel reshoots

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 15 (UPI) -- The stars of "Breaking Dawn Part 2" are heading back to Vancouver to re-shoot some scenes for the sequel to the vampire blockbuster, the film's director says.
'Breaking Dawn' passes $700M milestone

'Breaking Dawn' passes $700M milestone

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Hollywood's vampire romance "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1" has grossed an estimated $701.3 million in global box office receipts, Lionsgate said.
'Breaking Dawn' gets release dates

'Breaking Dawn' gets release dates

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The second part of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn," the final film in the "Twilight" franchise, is to hit U.S. theaters in 2012, Summit Entertainment said.
Bill Condon to direct 'Breaking Dawn'

Bill Condon to direct 'Breaking Dawn'

LOS ANGELES, April 28 (UPI) -- Summit Entertainment has hired Bill Condon to direct "Breaking Dawn," the fourth and final installment in the "Twilight" franchise, Variety said Wednesday.
Mark and Condon to produce the 2009 Oscars

Mark and Condon to produce the 2009 Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Laurence Mark has been tapped to produce and Bill Condon to executive produce the 81st annual Academy Awards telecast in Los Angeles, it was announced.

Scorsese wins top DGA award

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Martin Scorsese was named best feature film director for "The Departed" at the annual Directors Guild of America awards in Los Angeles.

Scorsese, Eastwood get Oscar directing nod

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Martin Scorsese earned his sixth nod for best director for "The Departed" when the 2006 Academy Award nominees were announced in Los Angeles Tuesday.

Scorcese leads Directors Guild nominations

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Several new faces were among the nominees for the annual DGA Awards announced in Los Angeles this week by the Directors Guild of America.

Danny Glover joins the 'Dreamgirls' cast

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Hollywood veteran Danny Glover is joining Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy and Beyonce Knowles in the film adaptation of the Broadway's "Dreamgirls."

Beyoncé up for 'Dreamgirls' lead

LOS ANGELES, April 11 (UPI) -- Beyoncé Knowles is in talks to star in DreamWorks' movie adaptation of the Broadway hit "Dreamgirls," Daily Variety said Monday.

Writers Guild announces nominees

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The Writers Guild of America announced nominees Friday for its feature awards.

Analysis: Spirit Awards accent youth

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- "Sideways," a comedy about great expectations and disappointing outcomes in the lives of its characters, led the way with six nominations Tuesday when nominees
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Actors join in Oscar 'screener' protest

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Actors are joining directors in protesting the Motion Picture Academy of America recent ban on the use of screeners for Oscar consideration.

'The Hours' wins USC Scripter Award

LOS ANGELES, March 17 (UPI) -- Screenwriter David Hare and author Michael Cunningham won the 15th USC Scripter Award for the Oscar-nominated movie "The Hours."

Nominees for 75th Academy Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 75th Academy Awards, announced Tuesday in Beverly Hills:

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Critics are describing the British documentary "Living with Michael Jackson" as a journalist's attempt to understand, not exploit, his subject.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Writers Guild of America Awards nominees

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 55th Annual Writers Guild of America Awards, announced Thursday in Los Angeles.

Nominees at 60th Annual Golden Globes

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards, to be presented Sunday by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:

Oscar-watchers aim sites on Golden Globes

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Handicappers may get their first solid clue about this year's Oscars this weekend with the announcement of the winners of the 60th Annual Golden Globes.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Grammy-award winning artist Shakira and her foundation Pies Descalzos (Bare Feet) and The Reebok Human Rights Program announced they will partner in a year-long project to distribute l0,000 pairs of Reebok shoes to Colombia's neediest children, beginning
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