SAG board rebuffs actors' petition

LOS ANGELES, April 13 (UPI) -- The Screen Actors Guild's directors have rebuffed a petition signed by more than 1,400 actors seeking to limit who can vote on the next industry contract.
Stars line up for 'New York' anthology

Stars line up for 'New York' anthology

LOS ANGELES, April 10 (UPI) -- Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie and John Hurt are to star in the late writer Anthony Minghella's segment of the movie "New York, I Love You."

Ethan Hawke to be father again

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- New York actor Ethan Hawke is going to be a father for the third time, it was reported Wednesday.

Actors support writers in online spots

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Some of Hollywood's biggest stars are using a new Web site to show how the ongoing writers' strike impacts them.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007.
By United Press International

Hawke praises Lumet as an 'old master'

NEW YORK, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- New York actor Ethan Hawke says he was eager to work with Sidney Lumet, but unsure what to expect from the 83-year-old filmmaker.

Hawke, Ruffalo to star in 'Real Men Cry'

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Hollywood stars Mark Ruffalo, Ethan Hawke and Amanda Peet have signed on to headline Brian Goodman's feature-film directorial debut, "Real Men Cry."

Hawke's 'Devil' role miserable to play

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- New York actor Ethan Hawke said he loved working on Sidney Lumet's new film "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" but added he found the role exhausting.

Tomei, co-stars bond over smoke breaks

TORONTO, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Marisa Tomei says she bonded with her "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" co-stars over cigarette breaks -- even though she doesn't smoke.

Marisa Tomei to star in CBS comedy pilot

LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) -- Actress Marisa Tomei, who won an Oscar as the wisecracking Mona Lisa Vito in "My Cousin Vinny," has signed with CBS to headline a comedy pilot. In "The Rich Inner Life of Penelope Cloud," Tomei will play the title character, a very smart, opinionated auth

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, Nov. 6, 2006.
By United Press International

Ambrose of 'Six Feet Under' expecting

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Lauren Ambrose of the HBO original series "Six Feet Under" and New York photographer Sam Handel reveal they are expecting their first child.

Affleck lambastes paparazzi at film fest

VENICE, Italy, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Ben Affleck, at the Venice Film Festival to promote "Hollywoodland," sharply criticized the paparazzi, saying they distracted from the art of film.

Stars join cast of epic play

NEW YORK, June 21 (UPI) -- A production of the epic "The Coast of Utopia" at New York's Lincoln Center Theater has drawn a number of Hollywood actors into its ensemble.

Hoffman is the actor in demand

HOLLYWOOD, June 16 (UPI) -- Philip Seymour Hoffman, star of "Capote," is Hollywood's man of the hour with leading roles in "Charlie Wilson's War" and "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead."

Cannes announces 19 film competitors

CANNES, France, April 20 (UPI) -- Richard Linklater's "Fast Food Nation" Thursday was named one of 19 films to compete during France's 59th Cannes Film Festival.

Casting is complete for 'Hottest State'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Casting has been completed for "The Hottest State" with the additions of Mark Webber and Catalina Sandino Moreno, it was announced Thursday.

Ethan Hawke asks clemency for family pal

TRENTON, N.J., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Actor Ethan Hawke is seeking clemency for a 65-year-old woman who has been in a New Jersey prison for more than 16 years for killing her boyfriend.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Nov. 6, the 310th day of 2005 with 55 to follow.
By United Press International

Thurman, Hawke closer to divorce

NEW YORK, May 26 (UPI) -- Lawyers for long-separated Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke are reportedly close to working out an amicable divorce settlement in New York.

'Lord of War' distributed by Lion's Gate

LOS ANGELES, April 30 (UPI) -- Lions Gate Entertainment has acquired North American distribution rights to the action thriller "Lord of War" starring Nicholas Cage.

Maria Bello joins cast of 'Flicka' remake

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- Maria Bello has joined the cast of "Flicka," Fox 2000's remake of the 1943 Roddy McDowell feature "My Friend Flicka," The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday.

Nominees for 77th Academy Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 77th Academy Awards, which were announced Tuesday:

Feature: Revisiting a classic

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The new feature film "Assault on Precinct 13" appears to be a high-tech version of John Carpenter's 1976 movie of the same name, but in many ways it's a contemp
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Writers Guild announces nominees

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The Writers Guild of America announced nominees Friday for its feature awards.
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