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Scottish entertainer Billy Connolly undergoes treatment for cancer

Scottish entertainer Billy Connolly undergoes treatment for cancer

LONDON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Billy Connolly's publicist says the Scottish comedian and actor has undergone surgery for prostate cancer, and has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
'Nuttiness' stopped Hoffman from directing

'Nuttiness' stopped Hoffman from directing

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Dustin Hoffman said it was his "own private nuttiness that stopped" him from directing a film until his latest project, "Quartet."

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.
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'Broken' leads with nine BIFA nods

'Broken' leads with nine BIFA nods

LONDON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- "Broken" earned a leading nine nods when nominations for the 15th annual Moet British Independent Film Awards were announced in London.
U.S. Olympic archers get 'Brave' preview

U.S. Olympic archers get 'Brave' preview

OGDEN, Utah, June 17 (UPI) -- DisneyPixar says it plans to screen its new animated movie "Brave" for members of the U.S. Olympic Team for Archery.
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Billy Connolly joins 'Hobbit' cast

Billy Connolly joins 'Hobbit' cast

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Scottish actor Billy Connolly has signed on to play dwarf warrior Dain Ironfoot in Peter Jackson's two-part "The Hobbit" project, the director said Wednesday.
Billy Connolly heckled, cuts gigs short

Billy Connolly heckled, cuts gigs short

BLACKPOOL, England, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Fans of Scottish comedian Billy Connolly say they were miffed after he ended two stand-up shows in Britain early because of hecklers.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011.
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Billy Connolly talks of road accident

Billy Connolly talks of road accident

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Scottish actor Billy Connolly has opened up about his accident while riding a three-wheeled motorcycle and filming a TV special about U.S. Route 66.
Connolly: People judge comedians harshly

Connolly: People judge comedians harshly

LONDON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Scottish comedian Billy Connolly says comedians in the United Kingdom are held to a higher standard of conduct than other artists and he thinks that's unfair.
'Boondock Saints' sequel in the works

'Boondock Saints' sequel in the works

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The team from the 2000 independent film "Boondock Saints" has reunited for a sequel, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Disney to release 10 animated films by '12

Disney to release 10 animated films by '12

NEW YORK, April 8 (UPI) -- The Walt Disney Studios unveiled at a New York news conference Tuesday a slate of 10 animated feature movies to be released through 2012.
Billy Connolly in car accident, uninjured

Billy Connolly in car accident, uninjured

BALLATER, Scotland, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Scottish actor and comedian Billy Connolly reportedly escaped injury when he was involved in a single-vehicle crash on the A939 near Ballater.

Peet, Connolly sign up for 'X-Files'

NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Actress Amanda Peet, rapper Xzibit and comedian Billy Connolly have all signed on for roles in the new "X-Files" movie, The Hollywood Reporter said.

No memorial for Scotland's bad bard

EDINBURGH, Scotland, June 2 (UPI) -- William Topaz McGonagall, the Scottish poet widely reviled in life, is getting no honor in death either.

Stewart splurging on wedding

LONDON, April 17 (UPI) -- Rocker Rod Stewart, adopting a can't-take-it-with-you attitude, is spending more than $2 million on his coming nuptials in Italy with model Penny Lancaster.

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Nessie displaces Robert Burns as top Scot

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The honor of being Scotland's top Scot goes to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster, who bumped poet Robert Burns into second place, a survey said.

Comics condemn BBC's lack of Scottish fare

LONDON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- "Rab C. Nesbitt" comic Tony Roper is criticizing the BBC, claiming the network fails to represent the comedy of his native Scotland.

Celebs get honorary degrees

GLASGOW, Scotland, July 4 (UPI) -- Comedian Billy Connolly, singer Annie Lennox and actress Tilda Swinton Tuesday received honorary degrees from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

Billy Connolly planning Scotland return

ABERDEENSHIRE, Scotland, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The wife of Scottish actor-comedian Billy Connolly says she and her husband are coming home.

Cast assembling for 'Garfield' sequel

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Talks are going on in Hollywood to have actor Bill Murray reprise his role as the voice of Garfield the cat in "Garfield 2."

Pete Cook voted top comic

LONDON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- A group of comedians voted the late Peter Cook the greatest comic of all time, the Daily Mirror reported Monday.
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