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Today is Thursday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2005 with 345 to follow.
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Dancer Ann Miller dead at 81

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Ann Miller, a leading star of Hollywood's golden age of musical comedy, died of lung cancer in Los Angeles Thursday. She was 81.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2004 with 346 to follow.
By United Press International

New music label battles norms

NEW YORK, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The OmniTone label has a new recording offshoot designed to promote and assist the makers of experimental music that often defies category.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2003 with 345 to follow.
By United Press International

Feature: Familiar themes in 'Gangs'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Martin Scorsese's new movie "Gangs of New York" not only displays the Oscar-nominated director's well-documented fascination with violence, religion and New York City -- it also fulfills an ambition Scorsese has held onto for 30 years.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Feature: A big fat Hollywood success story

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- With a big fat certified hit virtually securing her future in Hollywood, Nia Vardalos -- the writer and star of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" -- has decided what to do for an encore.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporer

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

It looks like Eminem will be getting coal in his stocking this Christmas. The Grammy Award-winning rapper's semi-autobiographical film, "8 Mile," stole the No. 1 spot out of Santa's sack when it debuted this weekend.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Assignment America: Coed roommates

NEW YORK, May 20 (UPI) -- Dear Mom and Dad, As my gay transvestite roommate was saying the other day ...

Woody Allen kicks off Cannes Film Fest

CANNES, France, May 16 (UPI) -- The 55th Cannes Film Festival kicked off with an emotional tribute to New York actor and film director Woody Allen, who made his debut as the host of the celebrated French extravaganza.

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

ROBERT BLAKE Prosecutors in Los Angeles said they won't seek the death penalty in the murder case against actor Robert Blake. Instead, they'll seek life in prison without the possibility of parole ...
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Hollywood Digest

What's happening in Hollywood
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Digest

Robert Urich wanted to live; Sandra Bullock challenges post-Columbine dread; Mark Addy has signed on to play legendary comic actor Jackie Gleason; surviving members of Kurt Cobain's band, Nirvana, are demanding that Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, submit t
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Digest

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David Lynch
French President Nicolas Sarkozy exits a ceremony honoring director David Lynch at the Elysee presidential palace on October 1, 2007. During the ceremony, Lynch received the French Legion of Honor, the highest award that can be bestowed upon a civilian in France. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)

David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946) is an American filmmaker and visual artist. Lynch's films are known for nightmarish and dreamlike images and meticulous sound design. Lynch's work often depicts a seedy underside to small-town America (particularly Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks) or sprawling California metropolises (Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive, and his latest release, Inland Empire). Beginning with his experimental film-school feature Eraserhead (1977), he has maintained a strong cult following while experiencing inconsistent commercial success.

Lynch has received three Academy Award nominations for Best Director, for his films The Elephant Man (1980), Blue Velvet (1986), and Mulholland Drive (2001), and also received a screenplay Academy Award nomination for The Elephant Man. Lynch has twice won France's César Award for Best Foreign Film, as well as the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Lion award for lifetime achievement at the Venice Film Festival. The French government awarded him the Legion of Honor, the country's top civilian honor, as a Chevalier in 2002 and then an Officier in 2007, while that same year, The Guardian described Lynch as "the most important director of this era". Allmovie called him "the Renaissance man of modern American filmmaking".

Lynch was born in Missoula, Montana on January 20, 1946. His father, Donald Walton Lynch, was a U.S. Department of Agriculture research scientist, and his mother, Edwina "Sunny" Lynch (née Sundholm), was an English language tutor. His maternal grandfather's parents immigrated to the United States from Finland in the 19th century. Lynch was raised a Presbyterian and spent his childhood throughout the Pacific Northwest and Durham, North Carolina. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout and, on his 15th birthday, served as an usher at John F. Kennedy's Presidential Inauguration.

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