Stars line up for Off-B'way's 'Hurlyburly'

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Hollywood stars Bobby Cannavale, Ethan Hawke and Parker Posey have begun their runs in the new Off-Broadway production of David Rabe's "Hurlyburly."

'Precinct 13' remake shoots in Canada

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A remake of 1976 cult classic "Assault on Precinct 13" paints Detroit as a crime-ridden, violent city -- but the film was shot entirely in Toronto.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Nov. 6, the 311th day of 2004 with 55 to follow.
By United Press International

Ja Rule to plead innocent in assault case

TORONTO, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Ja Rule is expected to plead innocent to an assault charge from a June incident at a Toronto bar, the New Jersey hip hop star's attorney said.

Romijn-Stamos denies Cusack rumor

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Rebecca Romijn-Stamos is denying rumors she has been dating actor John Cusack since her recent break-up with husband John Stamos.

'Taking Lives' marks departure for Hawke

NEW YORK, March 18 (UPI) -- Ethan Hawke says he wanted to play a murder witness in the Hollywood thriller "Taking Lives" because the role was different.

Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman to divorce

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Ethan Hawke was quoted Monday saying he and actress Uma Thurman will "probably" divorce.

Review: Kevin Kline steals 'Henry IV'

NEW YORK, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- If there is one performance that demands to be seen on the New York stage this season it is Kevin Kline's deeply conceived characterization of Shakespeare's tosspot philosopher Falstaff in a production that combines the two "Henry IV" plays into one seaml

Angelina Jolie visits refugee camp

CAIRO, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Actress Angelina Jolie, as a United Nations goodwill ambassador, distributed gifts at a Sudanese refugee camp in Cairo, Zap2it.com reported Tuesday.

More actors doing Broadway

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Following in the wake of Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane, who starred on Broadway in "The Producers," A-list movie actors are flocking to the theater.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Nov. 6, the 310th day of 2003 with 55 to follow.
By United Press International

Jolie gets role in Alexander

HOLLYWOOD, July 22 (UPI) -- Director Oliver Stone has cast Angelina Jolie in his epic "Alexander," as Olympias, the Macedonian conqueror's mother.

Watercooler Stories

NASA attracts some of the most well-educated and highly motivated scientists, pilots and engineers in the country to become astronauts -- maybe too many.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Hollywood Digest

PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Digest

The new Eddie Murphy comedy "Daddy Day Care" is the only major new release at the U.S. box office this weekend.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Oscar-winning parents Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas welcomed their second child into the world early Sunday.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Celebrities urge Bush to avoid Iraq war

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- More than 100 Hollywood celebrities have written to President Bush, urging him to avoid a first-strike war with Iraq.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 6, the 310th day of 2002 with 55 to follow.
By United Press International

Hollywood Digest

SONY'S 'BLACK' INK "Men in Black II" set some records in its opening weekend and helped Sony further along to what is shaping up as the company's best year ever at the U.S. box office.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

74th Academy Award nominees

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 74th Academy Awards to be presented Sunday in Hollywood.

Hollywood digest

PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Jockstrip: The World As We Know It

YOU BET All eyes will be on Hollywood this Sunday when the winners of this year's Oscars are announced during the 74th Annual Academy Awards ceremony.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

ROBERT DOWNEY JR. Robert Downey Jr. stood before a judge in California again this week -- not to be lectured, scolded or sentenced, but to be praised and encouraged for the job he's doing in drug rehab.
By United Press International

Hot Buttons: Talk show topics

THE END OF AN ERA The final Whitewater report was released by the independent counsel's office Wednesday, ending an eight-year investigation that cost taxpayers $70 million.
By United Press International

Does Oscar history favor 'Rings'?

LOS ANGELES, March 19 (UPI) -- History offers conflicting signals on prospects for a best picture Oscar for "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring."
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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