'Dreamgirls' gets 8 Image Award nominatons

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The critically acclaimed movie "Dreamgirls" is in position to win big at the 38th NAACP Image Awards to be held in Los Angeles in March. E! Online reports that the film is "sitting pretty" with eight nominations, including one for Outstanding Motion Pictu

Hudson sings way from church to stardom

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Jennifer Hudson, "Dreamgirls" Golden Globe nominee, says she got her singing start in a Baptist church in the roughest area of Chicago's South Side.

Bloomberg tops Directors Guild honorees

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg heads the list of this year's honorees to be recognized by the Directors Guild of America.

Ensemble Theatre set to honor Danny Glover

HOUSTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Actor Danny Glover is scheduled to be recognized by Houston's Ensemble Theatre as its "Lifetime Achievement" honoree for this year.

Actor Glover pushes for Puerto Rican union

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, July 31 (UPI) -- Actor Danny Glover is in Puerto Rico to help organize a union of the U.S. territory's hotel workers, El Nuevo Dia reported Monday.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2006 with 162 to follow.
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Peace groups launch 'Troops home FAST'

WASHINGTON, July 4 (UPI) -- Three peace groups, Women for Peace, Global Exchange and Gold Star Families for Peace, are going on a hunger strike against the war in Iraq.

Cuban prisoners hailed as heroes at home

HAVANA, June 3 (UPI) -- Five Cubans serving lengthy prison terms for espionage-related acts in the United States are being hailed as heroes in their native land.

Beyonce to celebrate birthday with CD

NEW YORK, May 30 (UPI) -- U.S. pop singer Beyonce Knowles will release her second solo album, "B'Day," on her 25th birthday, it was announced Tuesday.

Glover in talks to join Black in 'Rewind'

LOS ANGELES, May 26 (UPI) -- Hollywood veteran Danny Glover is reportedly in talks to star with Jack Black in Michel Gondry's quirky comedy, "Be Kind, Rewind."

Tom Morello honored for activism

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello and actor Danny Glover will be honored during the second Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Awards in Washington.

Nick Cannon stars in new 'Brer Rabbit' DVD

LOS ANGELES, March 19 (UPI) -- Some of Hollywood's top stars are bringing the folk tales of Uncle Remus to home video in the animated film, "The Adventures of Brer Rabbit."

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."

The Almanac

Today is Friday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2005 with 162 to follow.
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Celebrities do tribute using pope's words

CUPERTINO, Calif., May 22 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles-based company is offering a tribute to Pope John Paul II: recordings of celebrities reading the pope's inspirational words, poems and prayers.

Filmmaker cuts scene of butchery

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, March 3 (UPI) -- Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier has cut a scene showing the slaughter of a donkey from his new movie "Manderlay," the Danish news agency Ritzau reported.

Danny Glover arrested in Sudan protest

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Actor Danny Glover was arrested and led away in handcuffs from Sudan's Washington embassy during a protest against violence in the African nation.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, July 22, the 204th day of 2004 with 162 to follow.
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Oprah gives cash, time to Railroad project

CINCINNATI, July 9 (UPI) -- Oprah Winfrey has pledged $1 million and her time to narrate a video to support Cincinnati's National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

Storms in coffee and tea cups

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- Coffee and tea are stirring up storms in their cups again. Coffee consumption, sharply reduced in the household of British Prime Minister Tony Blair by his wife

'Cookout' shooting under way in N.J.

HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Shooting for Queen Latifah's "The Cookout" is under way in New Jersey with a cast ranging from Quran Pender to Farrah Fawcett, a report said Sunday.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2003 with 162 to follow.
By United Press International

Michael Boatman Triumphs in B'way Debut

NEWTON, N.J., June 19 (UPI) -- Those who know Michael Boatman only for the smooth-talking, intelligent -- and well-dressed -- characters he has played on the television comedies "Spin City" a
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Santana tour to aid Africa

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 6 (UPI) -- Carlos Santana announced plans to donate the proceeds from his summer tour to fight AIDS in South Africa, Rolling Stone reported Friday.

Hollywood Digest

U.S. TV networks broadcast a "dramatic decrease" in sexual content between 8-9 p.m. from 1998 through 2002, according to a new study.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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