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Melanie Griffith files for divorce from Antonio Banderas due to 'irreconcilable differences'

Melanie Griffith files for divorce from Antonio Banderas due to 'irreconcilable differences'

LOS ANGELES, June 6 (UPI) --Melanie Griffith has filed for divorce from Antonio Banderas after 18 years of marriage, just ahead of daughter Stella's eighteenth birthday.
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Palicki, Busey join 'Dusk Till Dawn' ensemble

Palicki, Busey join 'Dusk Till Dawn' ensemble

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Adrianne Palicki, Jake Busey and Lane Garrison have joined the cast of the Texas-set TV series "From Dusk Till Dawn," the El Rey Network said Monday.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.
By United Press International
Robert Patrick joins 'Dusk Till Dawn' cast

Robert Patrick joins 'Dusk Till Dawn' cast

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Robert Patrick, Madison Davenport, Brandon Soo Hoo and Eiza Gonzalez have joined the cast of
'Dusk Till Dawn' TV series to premiere in 2014

'Dusk Till Dawn' TV series to premiere in 2014

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Production has begun in Austin, Texas, on a TV series inspired by Robert Rodriguez' cult-classic film, "From Dusk Till Dawn," El Rey Network announced.

Commentary: Giap: Not since Hannibal

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- One of contemporary history’s greatest generals was Vietnam’s Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap. An appreciation by Arnaud de Borchgrave,
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam to star in 'Fifty Shades' movie

Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam to star in 'Fifty Shades' movie

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam are to play Anastasia and Christian in Hollywood's film version of "Fifty Shades of Grey," author E.L. James announced.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.
By United Press International
Carmakers look down the road, small car crash tests

Carmakers look down the road, small car crash tests

Results of overlap front crash tests of a dozen small cars by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety were mixed.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.
By United Press International

New lawsuit in 'Nash Bridges' revenues fight

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Rysher Entertainment filed a lawsuit against Cox Media Group in Los Angeles saying Cox owes Rysher for a lawsuit brought by "Nash Bridges" star Don Johnson.

An All-American agenda

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- This column advances what the United States must do to get its domestic house in order.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Obama approval rating dips to 47.9 percent

PRINCETON, N.J., July 22 (UPI) -- President Obama's job approval rating averaged 47.9 percent in his 18th quarter in office, a decline seen in each of the last two quarters, Gallup said.

Robert Hardesty, LBJ speechwriter, dies

AUSTIN, Texas, July 11 (UPI) -- Robert Hardesty, a speechwriter for President Lyndon Johnson who later served as president of Johnson's Texas alma mater, has died. He was 82.

Nidal Hasan wants jury to know he is 'forced' to wear Army uniform

FORT HOOD, Texas, July 9 (UPI) -- Maj. Nidal Hasan, charged with the massacre at Fort Hood, Texas, said Tuesday he wants jurors to know he is being "forced" to wear a U.S. Army uniform.
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Don Johnson arrives at the Palais des Festivals for the gala screening of the Coen brothers' new film "No Country For Old Men" at the 60th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 19, 2007. (UPI Photo/Christine Chew)
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Donnie Wayne "Don" Johnson (born December 15, 1949) is an American actor known for his work in television and film. Johnson made his screen debut in the 1970 film The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart, but it would be in 1984 that he would land his breakthrough role. He played the lead role of Sonny Crockett in the 1980s TV cop series, Miami Vice, which led him to huge success and fame. He also played the lead role in the 1990s cop series, Nash Bridges. Johnson is a Golden Globe winning actor for his role in Miami Vice, a winner of the APBA Offshore World Cup, and has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is also a singer, songwriter, producer, and director.

Johnson was born in Flat Creek, Missouri, in 1949. His father was a farmer and his mother was a beautician. He is of English origin. At age six, he moved from Missouri to Wichita, Kansas. A 1967 graduate of South High School, he was involved in the high school's theatre program. As a senior, he played the lead role of Tony in "West Side Story." His biography noted that he had previously appeared in "Burnt Cork and Melody" and "The Hullabaloo." He also attended the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.

In the late 1960s, Johnson was in a psychedelic rock band called Horses. Also in the band were future members of the band Kingfish, which featured Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir. The band put out one self-titled record on the White Whale label in 1969, later re-issued on the Gear Fab label in 2004 and then on the Rev-Ola label in 2005. Johnson, as several noteworthy news sources have mentioned over the years, was relieved of his military obligation due to a high lottery number. In a 1970 newspaper article, claimed he would not have done so even if called due to his beliefs at the time.

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