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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013.
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USA Network orders its first two original comedies

USA Network orders its first two original comedies

NEW YORK, May 16 (UPI) -- USA Network says it has ordered its first two original comedy series and plans to air them next year.
Actress Lindsay Lohan refuses to be roasted

Actress Lindsay Lohan refuses to be roasted

LOS ANGELES, May 15 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian Jeff Ross says troubled actress Lindsay Lohan has refused to be roasted for a Comedy Central special.
Denis Leary hails first responders to Boston Marathon explosions

Denis Leary hails first responders to Boston Marathon explosions

BOSTON, April 16 (UPI) -- Massachusetts-born comedian, actor and writer Denis Leary is praising first responders for their "astonishing heroism" following the Boston Marathon bombings.
Sheen, Field discuss 'Spider-Man' roles

Sheen, Field discuss 'Spider-Man' roles

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Martin Sheen admits there were times he felt like he, Andrew Garfield and Sally Field were starring in a family drama instead of an action picture when they were shooting their scenes for "The Amazing Spider-Man."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012.
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Emma Stone explains Spider-Man's enduring appeal

Emma Stone explains Spider-Man's enduring appeal

NEW YORK, July 13 (UPI) -- "The Amazing Spider-Man" leading lady Emma Stone says she thinks the superhero's youth and courage in standing up to bullies make him relevant 50 years after the character's creation.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Two 'Spider-Man' sequels planned

Two 'Spider-Man' sequels planned

LOS ANGELES, July 6 (UPI) -- The superhero blockbuster "The Amazing Spider-Man" was the first movie in a trilogy, Hollywood's Sony Pictures announced.
Spider-Man delivers tarantula to museum

Spider-Man delivers tarantula to museum

NEW YORK, June 28 (UPI) -- "The Amazing Spider-Man" star Andrew Garfield helped kick off the "Spiders Alive!" exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
Field proud to star in Ziskin's first and last films

Field proud to star in Ziskin's first and last films

NEW YORK, June 25 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Sally Field says she signed up for a role in "The Amazing Spider-Man" as a favor to her cherished friend, producer Laura Ziskin, who lost her battle with breast cancer last year.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Andrew Garfield, star of new 'Spider-Man' flick, is Tony nominee

Andrew Garfield, star of new 'Spider-Man' flick, is Tony nominee

NEW YORK, June 10 (UPI) -- British actor Andrew Garfield says he approached his role as the titular web-slinger in the upcoming movie "The Amazing Spider-Man" much the same way he did the character of Biff in the recent Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Seacrest calls Clark a 'true gentleman'

Seacrest calls Clark a 'true gentleman'

LOS ANGELES, April 18 (UPI) -- A tribute to late TV personality Dick Clark is to take place on the next edition of "American Idol," E! News reported.
Leary penning holiday-themed book

Leary penning holiday-themed book

NEW YORK, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. writer-actor Denis Leary is penning a Christmas-themed novelty book, which will be the first offering from Comedy Central's new publishing division.
Leary penning paramedic comedy series

Leary penning paramedic comedy series

NEW YORK, June 20 (UPI) -- USA Network says it is working with "Rescue Me" creators Denis Leary and Jim Serpico on an Americanized version of the British series "Sirens."
Goldberg, Leary named Tribeca jurors

Goldberg, Leary named Tribeca jurors

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- Whoopi Goldberg, David O. Russell, Rainn Wilson, Anna Kendrick, Michael Cera and Denis Leary are to serve on the jury of New York's Tribeca Film Festival.
Spider-Man movie gets title, release date

Spider-Man movie gets title, release date

CULVER CITY, Calif., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Columbia Pictures said Monday the title of Hollywood's next Spider-Man flick will be "The Amazing Spider-Man."
Leary may join 'Spider-Man' cast

Leary may join 'Spider-Man' cast

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Actor, comedian, writer and producer Denis Leary is in talks to play police Capt. George Stacy in the new "Spider-Man" movie, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Rock, Leary star in Kinison special

Rock, Leary star in Kinison special

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Comedy Central says it plans to air a tribute to late U.S. stand-up comic Sam Kinison, featuring Chris Rock, Denis Leary, George Lopez and Lewis Black.

Denis Leary: No fear of the empty nest

LONDON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- FX Network's "Rescue Me" star Denis Leary and his wife say they have no fear of empty-nest syndrome and a British study indicates they are not alone.
Leary's latest song set for iTunes release

Leary's latest song set for iTunes release

NEW YORK, May 11 (UPI) -- U.S. actor, comedian and occasional singer Denis Leary has recorded a new single to be released by Comedy Central Records, the label said Tuesday.
Leary to tour again with Ferrera, Clarke

Leary to tour again with Ferrera, Clarke

NEW YORK, April 13 (UPI) -- Denis Leary has announced he and his "Rescue Me" co-stars Adam Ferrera and Lenny Clarke are planning a second U.S. summer comedy show tour.

Leary foundation got poor financial rating

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- A watchdog group says a charitable group started by U.S. actor Denis Leary received one of the worst 2007 financial ratings among 92 celebrity non-profits.
'Rescue Me' to wrap in 2011

'Rescue Me' to wrap in 2011

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. firefighter drama "Rescue Me" will end in 2011 after seven seasons, its writer-producer, Peter Tolan, said.
Leary extinguishes 'Rescue Me' film talk

Leary extinguishes 'Rescue Me' film talk

NEW YORK, July 25 (UPI) -- Actor and comedian Denis Leary says he doesn't plan to adapt his New York-set firefighter TV series "Rescue Me" for the big screen.
KAREN BUTLER
Late Carlin honored with Twain prize

Late Carlin honored with Twain prize

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian George Carlin was posthumously honored with the 11th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington.
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