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Hanks to star in film adaptation of 'Hologram for the King'

Hanks to star in film adaptation of 'Hologram for the King'

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Tom Hanks is to star in a big-screen adaptation of Dave Eggers' book, "A Hologram for the King," Deadline.com reported.
Damon and Krasinski partner in new movie

Damon and Krasinski partner in new movie

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Oscar winner Matt Damon is planning to make his Hollywood directorial debut in a film he co-wrote with actor John Krasinski.
Sendak riled some say 'Wild' too scary

Sendak riled some say 'Wild' too scary

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. author Maurice Sendak said those who think the film version of his children's book "Where the Wild Things Are" is too scary can "go to hell."

Mendes to direct contemporary comedy

NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. distributor Focus Features has announced it is working with British film and stage director Sam Mendes on a new untitled contemporary movie comedy.

Revenge of the Book Eaters

NEW YORK, July 17 (UPI) -- A U.S. non-profit group has employed some top pop and rock stars for its nationwide campaign to raise money to promote children's literacy.

Authors auction naming rights for charity

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Sixteen top U.S. authors are auctioning off naming rights to a character or place in their books to raise money for the First Amendment Project.

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Despite her up-and-down career in recent years, Liza Minnelli isn't suffering from financial woes, largely thanks to hubby David Gest.
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Dave Eggers (born March 12, 1970) is an American writer, editor, and publisher.

Eggers was born in Boston, Massachusetts, one of four siblings. His father was an attorney and his mother a school teacher. When Eggers was still a child, the family moved to the upscale suburb of Lake Forest, near Chicago. He attended high school there, and was a classmate of the actor Vince Vaughn.

Eggers attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, intending to get a degree in journalism, but his studies were interrupted by the deaths of both of his parents in 1991, his mother from stomach cancer and his father from brain and lung cancer. These events were chronicled in his first book, the lightly fictionalized A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. At the time, Eggers was 21, and his younger brother, Christopher ("Toph") was 8 years old. The two eldest siblings, Bill and Beth, were unable to commit to the care of Toph; his older brother had a full-time job and his sister was enrolled in law school. As a result, Eggers took responsibility for raising Toph.

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