Julia Roberts to receive Hollywood Film Award

Julia Roberts to receive Hollywood Film Award

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Julia Roberts is to be presented with the Hollywood Supporting Actress Award for her work in the film "August: Osage County," organizers announced Wednesday.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 22, 2013.
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Erin Brockovich-Ellis apologizes for arrest

Erin Brockovich-Ellis apologizes for arrest

LAS VEGAS, June 10 (UPI) -- Erin Brockovich-Ellis, whom Julia Roberts won an Oscar for playing in 2000, has apologized for her weekend boating-while-intoxicated arrest in Nevada.
Erin Brockovich-Ellis accused of boating while intoxicated

Erin Brockovich-Ellis accused of boating while intoxicated

LAS VEGAS, June 9 (UPI) -- Erin Brockovich-Ellis, who Julia Roberts won an Oscar for playing in a 2000 film, was arrested for allegedly boating while intoxicated on Nevada's Lake Mead.

Zach Braff's Kickstarter campaign tops $1M in donations

LOS ANGELES, April 24 (UPI) -- U.S. actor-director Zach Braff's Kickstarter crowd funding campaign for a new film topped $1 million in pledge funds on its first day Wednesday.
Gyllenhaal, Barnz: 'Won't Back Down' doesn't bash teachers' union

Gyllenhaal, Barnz: 'Won't Back Down' doesn't bash teachers' union

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal and director Daniel Barnz adamantly deny their new film "Won't Back Down" bashes U.S. public-school teachers and the unions that represent them.
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Train spill ruled out in teens' illness

LE ROY, N.Y., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- An environmental investigator ruled a chemical spill from a 1970 train derailment did not cause a strange illness affecting teenagers at a New York high school.

Pinsky, Brockovich probe Leroy sickness

LEROY, N.Y., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Dr. Drew Pinsky, who hosts a cable TV show, says he has joined Erin Brockovich to help find out why 17 LeRoy, N.Y., teens have Tourette's-like symptoms.
DeVito to star in 'Sunshine Boys' in U.K.

DeVito to star in 'Sunshine Boys' in U.K.

LONDON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Danny DeVito is to make his West End debut in the London stage production of Neil Simon's play "The Sunshine Boys," producers said.

Brockovich, Gibbs question hysteria claim

LEROY, N.Y., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Activists Erin Brockovich and Lois Gibbs say New York officials might have prematurely ruled out environmental reasons for teens having neurological symptoms.
Soderbergh settles paternity suit

Soderbergh settles paternity suit

NEW YORK, April 21 (UPI) -- The mother of Steven Soderbergh's 5-month-old daughter has settled her paternity suit against the married filmmaker, the Australian woman's lawyer said.
Soderbergh retiring from film

Soderbergh retiring from film

LOS ANGELES, March 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood film director Steven Soderbergh says his next two movies will be his last.

PG&E offers to buy chromium homes

HINKLEY, Calif., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Pacific Gas & Electric wants to buy out about 100 homeowners in Hinkley, Calif., the waste-contaminated hamlet made famous by Erin Brockovich, a spokesman says.

PG&E to buy more Hinkley homes

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Pacific Gas & Electric said it offered to buy more than 100 homes in a California town where groundwater was contaminated by chemicals from a pipeline station.
Poison in 'Brockovitch' case still spreads

Poison in 'Brockovitch' case still spreads

HINKLEY, Calif., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A plume of poisoned drinking water in California made famous by 10 years ago in "Erin Brockovich" is still spreading, regulators say.
Soderbergh to take a break from directing

Soderbergh to take a break from directing

LONDON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Prolific Hollywood filmmaker Steven Soderbergh says he plans to take a break from directing after he completes the projects on which he is already working.
Julia Roberts enters 'Hothouse'

Julia Roberts enters 'Hothouse'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Julia Roberts has reportedly signed on to produce and star in the big-screen adaptation of Margot Berwin's upcoming novel "Hothouse Flowers."

American Cinematheque honors Julia Roberts

LOS ANGELES, July 23 (UPI) -- Actress Julia Roberts will receive the American Cinematheque award from the Los Angeles group for her contribution to the movie industry.

Brockovich rallies to Hinkley's side

HINKLEY, Calif., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Erin Brockovich, famous for helping Hinkley, Calif., fight big business over contaminated water, is helping the town again -- this time over sewage.

Residents object to sewage plant

HINKLEY, Calif., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Residents of Hinkley, Calif., the town made famous by a lawsuit against a gas company for alleged pollution, say they now face another corporate health risk.

'Cinderella Man' hits some cinemas again

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Universal has re-released Russell Crowe's summer boxing flick "Cinderella Man" in an effort to create an Oscar buzz, it was reported Sunday.

Jodie Foster to direct 'Sugar Kings'

LOS ANGELES, July 26 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Jodie Foster has signed on to direct "Sugar Kings" but hasn't yet committed to starring in the legal drama.

Brockovich to investigate Texas pollution

MIDLOTHIAN, Texas, May 18 (UPI) -- Citizens of a north-central Texas town have asked activist Erin Brockovich to look into possible pollution that may be causing health problems.

Erin Brockovich takes on Indonesian smog

JAKARTA, March 22 (UPI) -- Erin Brockovich, whose campaign against polluters inspired a 2000 hit movie, is now urging Indonesia to address its pollution problems.

Aaron Eckhart joins 'Black Dahlia' cast

LOS ANGELES, March 14 (UPI) -- Aaron Eckhart has joined the cast of director Brian De Palma's "The Black Dahlia," The Hollywood Reporter said Monday.
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