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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."
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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.
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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.
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Denis Colin Leary (born August 18, 1957) is an American actor, comedian, singer, writer and director. Leary is known for his biting comedic style and his chain smoking. He is the star and co-creator of the television show Rescue Me, which began its seventh and final season in July 2011.

Leary was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of Irish Catholic immigrants. His mother, Nora (née Sullivan), was a maid, and his father, John Leary, was an auto mechanic. As both of his parents are from Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland, Leary holds both Irish and American citizenship. Through marriage, Leary is a third cousin of talk show host Conan O'Brien. He attended Saint Peter-Marian High School, in Worcester.

Leary is a graduate of Emerson College, in Boston. While at Emerson, he met fellow comic Mario Cantone, who to this day Leary considers his closest friend. Comedian Steven Wright and actress Gina Gershon also attended Emerson at the same time as Leary. At the school, he founded the Emerson Comedy Workshop, a troupe that continues on-campus as of 2011. After graduating with the Emerson Class of 1979, he took a job at the school teaching comedy writing classes and maintained the job for five years. Leary received an honorary doctorate and spoke briefly at his alma mater's undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 16, 2005; he is thus credited as "Dr. Denis Leary" on the cover of his 2009 book, Why We Suck.

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