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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 15, 2012.
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Baldwin, Phillips to judge Miss Universe

Baldwin, Phillips to judge Miss Universe

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Hollywood couple William Baldwin and Chynna Phillips have been tapped to be judges of the 2010 Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas, organizers said.
Brancato cohort lucid when he confessed

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NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in the Bronx section of New York argue Steven Armento was clear-minded when he bragged from his hospital bed about outgunning a police officer.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 15, 2008.
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Actors support writers in online spots

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Some of Hollywood's biggest stars are using a new Web site to show how the ongoing writers' strike impacts them.

Chazz to bring 'A Bronx Tale' to B'way

NEW Y0RK, N.Y., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Actor Chazz Palminteri is set to bring his one-man show “A Bronx Tale” to Broadway this fall for a limited engagement, Playbill.com said Wednesday.

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UPI almanac for Tuesday, May 15, 2007.
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Today is Monday, May 15, the 135th day of 2006 with 230 to follow.
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Audience and jury agree at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The same two films won the grand jury and audience awards in both the dramatic and documentary competitions at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.

Usher learning business of entertainment

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Recording star Usher says he thinks the key to a long career is understanding the business side of the entertainment industry.

Chazz: 'Bronx Tale' to be B'way musical

NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- New York actor Chazz Palminteri says his acclaimed 1993 film "A Bronx Tale" is heading for Broadway.

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Today is Sunday, May 15, the 135th day of 2005 with 230 to follow.
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Usher plans two more movies

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. pop sensation Usher has signed on to two more films in addition to an untitled MTV Films project and a Jackie Wilson biopic, reports MTV.com.

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Today is Saturday, May 15, the 136th day of 2004 with 230 to follow.
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Celebrities licensed to carry a gun

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A bevy of New York City's biggest stars can carry loaded guns, according to a list of gun-license holders of the police.
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Chazz Palminteri
Chazz Palminteri arrives for the premiere of his new movie "Hoodwinked" at the Clearview Theater in New York on December 3, 2005. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

Calogero Lorenzo "Chazz" Palminteri (born May 15, 1952) is an American actor and writer, best known for his performances in The Usual Suspects, A Bronx Tale, Mulholland Falls and his Academy Award nominated role for Best Supporting Actor in Bullets Over Broadway.

According to the biography on Netflix, Chazz Palminteri was born in the Bronx on May 15, 1952. He struggled to become a star, splitting his time between working as a bouncer and acting in off-Broadway plays. His big break didn't come until 1988 with the premiere of his one-man show, "A Bronx Tale," which eventually was made into a movie (1993). On a T.V. Special Chazz said he witnessed a murder right in front of him similar to the murder in his play and movie, "A Bronx Tale."

Palminteri has had acclaimed dramatic performances in films such as The Perez Family, Jade and Diabolique, as well as comedic roles in films such as Analyze This and Down to Earth. During its run, Palminteri did many advertisements for Vanilla Coke, in which he portrayed a mob boss who would threaten celebrities if they didn't praise the taste of the product in question, and then let them walk away with the Vanilla Coke to "reward their curiosity", touching on its slogan at the time. Palminteri has voiced characters in various animated films, the most notable being 2006's Hoodwinked.

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