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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.
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Paula Patton talks about topless scene in '2 Guns'

Paula Patton talks about topless scene in '2 Guns'

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Paula Patton says she has no plans to star in a followup to her husband Robin Thicke's sexy "Blurred Lines" music video.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Bill Paxton says '2 Guns' character was hard to shake off

Bill Paxton says '2 Guns' character was hard to shake off

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Bill Paxton admits the dangerous CIA asset he plays in the new action flick "2 Guns" was difficult to leave behind once the cameras stopped rolling for the day.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Washington on '2 Guns' bull scene: 'It was funky in there'

Washington on '2 Guns' bull scene: 'It was funky in there'

NEW YORK, July 30 (UPI) -- Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg agree being hung upside-down and dangled in front of a bull in Mexico was the toughest part about filming their new action picture "2 Guns."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.
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Luminaries expected at Rivera funeral

Luminaries expected at Rivera funeral

LONG BEACH, Calif., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Jenni Rivera's publicist says Snoop Dogg, Gloria Estefan and Edward James Olmos are expected at the singer's Long Beach, Calif., funeral next week.
Funeral held for actress Lupe Ontiveros

Funeral held for actress Lupe Ontiveros

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Eva Longoria, Wilmer Vaderrama and Edward James Olmos attended the South California funeral for actress Lupe Ontiveros Friday, TMZ reported.

'Goonies,' 'Selena' star Lupe Ontiveros dead at 69

LOS ANGELES, July 28 (UPI) -- Actress Lupe Ontiveros, a founding board member of the Latino Theater Company in Los Angeles, has died of liver cancer, her agent said. She was 69.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 24, 2012.
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Olmos to guest star on 'Dexter'

Olmos to guest star on 'Dexter'

LOS ANGELES, May 25 (UPI) -- Actor Edward James Olmos has signed on to guest star on Season 6 of the U.S. drama series "Dexter," Showtime announced.
'Stand and Deliver' inspiration dead at 79

'Stand and Deliver' inspiration dead at 79

LOS ANGELES, March 30 (UPI) -- Former Los Angeles high school teacher Jaime Escalante, the inspiration for the 1988 film "Stand and Deliver," died of bladder cancer Tuesday. He was 79.
Sci Fi Channel to air 'Galactica' special

Sci Fi Channel to air 'Galactica' special

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Sci Fi Channel Thursday announced plans to air a new "Battlestar Galactica" special event in 2009, following the conclusion of the series of the same name.

'Battlestar' set to enjoy final voyage

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. TV series "Battlestar Galactica" is set to begin its fourth and final season next week, ending a run known most for its bleak outlook.

Santana, Sheen campaign for Chavez holiday

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Rock guitarist Carlos Santana and actors Martin Sheen and Edward James Olmos have joined the campaign for a U.S. national holiday to honor Cesar Chavez.

Washington, Scott to remake 'Pelham'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Denzel Washington has signed on to star in a remake of the 1974 thriller, "The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3."

Arson hits 'Stand and Deliver' high school

LOS ANGELES, May 21 (UPI) -- Suspected arson forced classes to be canceled at Garfield High School, the East Los Angeles school made famous in the movie, "Stand and Deliver."

Bracco recalls depression in memoir

NEW YORK, June 2 (UPI) -- "The Sopranos" star Lorraine Bracco writes in her memoir of the crippling depression she was battling when she accepted the role on the HBO mob drama.

HBO covers 1968 Chicano uprising

EL PASO, Texas, March 6 (UPI) -- "Walkout" executive producer Moctesuma Esparza says his film is the first chronicle of the Chicano struggle for equal rights.

'Battlestar Gallactica' gets third season

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The Sci Fi Channel Wednesday picked up "Battlestar Galactica" for a third season.

Celebrities do tribute using pope's words

CUPERTINO, Calif., May 22 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles-based company is offering a tribute to Pope John Paul II: recordings of celebrities reading the pope's inspirational words, poems and prayers.

New Sci Fi programs to air in July

LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) -- Cable TV's Sci Fi Channel will roll out fresh episodes of its hit series Stargate SG-1," "Stargate Atlantis" and "Battle Star Galactica" in July.

'American Famly' returns to PBS

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 20 (UPI) -- "American Family," the first Hispanic drama on broadcast television, will return to the Public Broadcasting Service with 13 new episodes.

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Film of the Week: Pacino in 'The Recruit'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- With stony dignity, the CIA turned down all requests from Hollywood for a half century. Meanwhile, its bureaucratic rivals, such as those shameless publicity ho
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent
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