The Almanac

UPI almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007.
By United Press International

Singer Gooding Sr. taking to real estate

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Former Main Ingredient lead singer Cuba Gooding Sr. is heading up an effort to help disadvantaged people buy homes in U.S. urban and areas.

Sony's ScreenBites pitched to bloggers

CULVER CITY, Calif., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Grouper.com, a user-generated content video site in California, Thursday began offering famous scenes from Sony Pictures Entertainment's library.

Carl Brashear, 1st black Navy diver, dies

PORTSMOUTH, Va., July 27 (UPI) -- Carl Maxie Brashear, the Kentucky sharecropper's son who battled racism to become the U.S. Navy's first black diver, has died. Brashear, 75, succumbed to respiratory and heart failure on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Mo'Nique cast in first drama

LOS ANGELES, June 5 (UPI) -- The screenwriter for the upcoming film "Shadowboxer" reportedly removed his name from the script because comedian Mo'Nique was cast in it.

Murphy, Gooding and Newton in 'Norbit'

LOS ANGELES, April 18 (UPI) -- Thandie Newton, Cuba Gooding Jr., Eddie Griffin and Terry Crews have joined Eddie Murphy in the cast of the comedy "Norbit."

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Jan. 2, the second day of 2006, with 363 to follow.
By United Press International

Cuba Gooding Jr. and wife expecting

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding Jr. and his wife, Sara, are expecting their third child.

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.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Jan. 2, the second day of 2005, with 363 to follow.
By United Press International

BAFTA to honor Helen Mirren

LOS ANGELES, July 13 (UPI) -- The British Academy of Film & Television Arts/Los Angeles will present actress Helen Mirren with one of its top honors this year, Daily Variety said Tuesday.

Roseanne embraces her 'inner cow'

LOS ANGELES, March 31 (UPI) -- Roseanne Barr says she embraced her "inner cow" when preparing to play a headstrong heifer in the new animated barnyard tale, "Home on the Range."

Vandross, 'Temptations' top Image Awards

LOS ANGELES, March 8 (UPI) -- R&B singer Luther Vandross and Cuba Gooding Jr.'s film "The Fighting Temptations" were the top winners at Saturday's NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles.

Faith Evans enters rehab after arrest

ATLANTA, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Singer Faith Evans and producer husband Todd Russaw have agreed to enter a drug program after their January arrest in Georgia for illegal drug possession.

Cuba: My faith gives me strength

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Cuba Gooding Jr. says that like the character he plays in the movie, "The Fighting Temptations," he finds strength and security in his faith.

Beyonce dresses down for film role

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Beyonce Knowles says she loved dressing down to play a southern gospel singer in the comedy "The Fighting Temptations."

Faith Evans in drug arrest

ATLANTA, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- R & B singer Faith Evans, once married to slain rapper Notorious B.I.G., has been arrested in Georgia on drug charges.

Cuba met real-life 'Radio'

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Cuba Gooding Jr. told reporters in New York recently he met the mentally handicapped man his character is based on in "Radio."

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Jan. 2, the second day of 2004, with 364 to follow.
By United Press International

Jockstrip:The world as we know it

In its latest attempt to develop space tourism, Russia is offering a pair of newlyweds a cosmic honeymoon on board the International Space Station.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Hollywood honors actress Eva Marie Saint

BEVERY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The Hollywood Women's Press Club will honor actress Eva Marie Saint as a Hollywood Legend in Beverly Hills Sunday at its 62nd Golden Apple Awards.

Knowles knows how to put on a show

DULUTH, Minn., June 12 (UPI) -- Beyonce Knowles confesses that she's spent a bit more time rehearsing for her upcoming pay-per-view concert than her group, the multi-platinum pop/R&B trio Dest

Hollywood Digest

PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

'House' wins US box office again

HOLLYWOOD, March 23 (UPI) -- The third weekend of "Bringing Down the House" led the nation's box office for a third straight weekend with an estimated $16.2 million at 2,871 theaters during

Third time lucky at box office for 'House'

HOLLYWOOD, March 23 (UPI) -- The third weekend of "Bringing Down the House" led the nation's box office for a third straight weekend with an estimated $16.2 million at 2,871 theaters during the Friday-Sunday period, studio sources said Sunday.
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