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Anne Rice's 'Vampire Chronicles' in the works at Universal

Anne Rice's 'Vampire Chronicles' in the works at Universal

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8 (UPI) --Anne Rice's "Vampire Chronicles" novels include "Interview with the Vampire," "The Vampire Lestat" and "The Queen of the Damned," among others.
Annie Martin
Octavia Spencer plays James Brown's aunt in 'Get On Up'

Octavia Spencer plays James Brown's aunt in 'Get On Up'

NEW YORK, Aug. 1 (UPI) --Octavia Spencer says she signed on to play James Brown's aunt in the bio-picture "Get On Up," in large part, because his was a story that hadn't been told.
Karen Butler
Chadwick Boseman channels James Brown in 'Get On Up'

Chadwick Boseman channels James Brown in 'Get On Up'

NEW YORK, July 31 (UPI) --Chadwick Boseman admits there was no easy part to playing funk music legend James Brown in the biopic "Get On Up."
Karen Butler
James Brown was 'annoyed' when Stones closed show instead of him, says Mick Jagger

James Brown was 'annoyed' when Stones closed show instead of him, says Mick Jagger

NEW YORK, July 26 (UPI) --Mick Jagger says he remembers the night his band the Rolling Stones closed a multi-artist show featuring James Brown in the early 1960s.
Karen Butler
Ron Howard to direct documentary on The Beatles

Ron Howard to direct documentary on The Beatles

LOS ANGELES, July 16 (UPI) --Ron Howard will helm a new documentary about the early years of The Beatles, and the film has been authorized by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 12, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 12, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 12, 2014
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LeBron James taking talents to Hollywood? Set to star with Kevin Hart in 'Ballers'

LeBron James taking talents to Hollywood? Set to star with Kevin Hart in 'Ballers'

Dec. 5 (UPI) -- LeBron James and Kevin Hart set to star as twins in basketball brothers comedy flick "Ballers."
Evan Bleier
Showtime to air 'Made in America' concert film

Showtime to air 'Made in America' concert film

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- "Made in America," a concert film directed by Ron Howard and produced by Jay Z and Brian Grazer, is to have its television premiere Oct. 11, Showtime announced.
'Arrested Development' producer Grazer says there could be a Season 5

'Arrested Development' producer Grazer says there could be a Season 5

LOS ANGELES, July 12 (UPI) -- "Arrested Development" executive producer Brian Grazer says he is in talks with Netflix to bring the U.S. cult comedy series back for a fifth season.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, July 12, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 12, 2012.
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Cohen as 'Dictator' spills 'Jong's ashes' on Seacrest

Cohen as 'Dictator' spills 'Jong's ashes' on Seacrest

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Sacha Baron Cohen, dressed as his despot character from "The Dictator," pretended to spill Kim Jong Il's ashes on Ryan Seacrest on Hollywood's Oscar red carpet.
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Cohen to arrive at Oscars as 'Dictator'

Cohen to arrive at Oscars as 'Dictator'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- British actor Sacha Baron Cohen may walk the red carpet at Sunday's Oscar ceremony dressed as the title character from "The Dictator," a producer said.
'Bridesmaids' stars to be Oscar presenters

'Bridesmaids' stars to be Oscar presenters

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Six stars from the big-screen comedy "Bridesmaids" are to be presenters at the 84th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, the show's organizers said.
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Producer Brian Grazer prepares to give director Ron Howard the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award, in Beverly Hills, Califronia, February 19, 2006.(UPI Photo/Michael Tweed)
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Brian Thomas Grazer (born July 12, 1951) is an American film and television producer who founded Imagine Entertainment in 1986 with Ron Howard. Together they have produced many acclaimed films, including A Beautiful Mind and Apollo 13.

Grazer produced the 2002 film 8 Mile, the live-action version of the holiday classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (2000), Spike Lee's 2006 crime-thriller Inside Man, and Ridley Scott's American Gangster (2007), which was nominated for two Academy Awards. His producing credits also include the films Changeling and Frost/Nixon. He is the executive producer of 24, Lie to Me, Arrested Development, Parenthood and Friday Night Lights.

Grazer appeared as himself on The Simpsons twice; in "When You Dish Upon a Star", he received movie ideas from Ron Howard, and in "Lost Verizon" where he offered Denis Leary a job for Everyone Poops.

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