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'12 Years a Slave' wins four awards at NAACP Image Awards

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Kevin Hart was named Entertainer of the Year at the NAACP Image Awards held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California, the event organizers said.
'The Butler' is the top pay-per-view movie in the U.S.

'The Butler' is the top pay-per-view movie in the U.S.

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- "Lee Daniels' The Butler," starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, is the No. 1 movie-on-demand in the United States, Rentrak announced Wednesday.
Forest Whitaker to receive NAACP Chairman's Award

Forest Whitaker to receive NAACP Chairman's Award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Actor, producer and director Forest Whitaker is to receive the NAACP Chairman's Award during a ceremony in Los Angeles next month, organizers said.
Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Morgan Freeman is to present the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award to Rita Moreno at Saturday's SAG Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
Tom Hanks tops list of Oscar nomination snubs

Tom Hanks tops list of Oscar nomination snubs

Jan. 16 (UPI) -- When this year's Academy Awards nominations were announced, many of the expected films and artists were there. But some big names were nowhere to be found.
Gabrielle Levy
At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

2013 was an outstanding year for movies with a slate chock-full of thought-provoking, fact-inspired dramas, including "42," "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "12 Years a Slave," "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," "Philomena," "Saving Mr. Banks," "Lone Survivor," "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "The Dallas Buyers Club."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'12 Years a Slave,' 'Dallas Buyers Club' nominated for SAG Awards

'12 Years a Slave,' 'Dallas Buyers Club' nominated for SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The stars of "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle" and "August: Osage County" were nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles Wednesday.
Ford, Bullock, Roberts honored at Hollywood Film Awards

Ford, Bullock, Roberts honored at Hollywood Film Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto were honored at the Hollywood Film Awards gala in Beverly Hills, Calif.

'One Direction' takes over weekend box office

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Boy band fans rejoice -- "One Direction: This is Us" was No. 1 at the box office during the weekend with $17 million.
Whitaker hopes 'Butler' inspires young people to stand up to injustice

Whitaker hopes 'Butler' inspires young people to stand up to injustice

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Forest Whitaker says he hopes his film "Lee Daniels' The Butler" inspires young people to stand up to social injustice wherever they see it.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Butler' leads box office for second weekend

'Butler' leads box office for second weekend

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- "Lee Daniels' The Butler," starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, led the box office for the second weekend with $17.018 million in receipts.
Kentucky theater owner won't show 'The Butler' with Jane Fonda

Kentucky theater owner won't show 'The Butler' with Jane Fonda

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A Kentucky movie theater owner who trained pilots during the Vietnam War says he will not show "The Butler" because Jane Fonda plays Nancy Reagan.

'The Butler' serves up top weekend box office

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- "Lee Daniels' The Butler," starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, was No. 1 at the weekend box office with $25.01 million in receipts.
Oprah Winfrey insists she is not a 'control freak'

Oprah Winfrey insists she is not a 'control freak'

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. media mogul and actress Oprah Winfrey insists she is not a control freak and was happy to take direction on the set of her new movie.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Mariah Carey says she was spat on because of her race

Mariah Carey says she was spat on because of her race

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Pop star and actress Mariah Carey, who is Irish- and African-American, says she was spat on as a youth because of her race.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Oprah Winfrey: I don't have one face that I present to the white world

Oprah Winfrey: I don't have one face that I present to the white world

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. media mogul and occasional actress Oprah Winfrey says she doesn't tailor her speech or demeanor depending on the race of the people around her.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Oprah Winfrey says no one should use the N-word casually

Oprah Winfrey says no one should use the N-word casually

CHICAGO, July 31 (UPI) -- U.S. media mogul and actress Oprah Winfrey says no one should use the N-word in casual conversation.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 15, 2013.
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Whitaker-Bloom movie 'Zulu' to close Cannes film fest

Whitaker-Bloom movie 'Zulu' to close Cannes film fest

CANNES, France, April 12 (UPI) -- France's 66th Festival de Cannes is to close with a screening of "Zulu," a thriller starring Forest Whitaker and Orlando Bloom shot in South Africa.

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Whitaker says he was publicly frisked

Whitaker says he was publicly frisked

NEW YORK, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker said he was accused of shoplifting and was publicly frisked inside a deli in Manhattan.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 15, 2012.
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Bale, Affleck start shooting film in Pa.

Bale, Affleck start shooting film in Pa.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 13 (UPI) -- Principal photography began Friday in Pennsylvania on "Out of the Furnace," starring Christian Bale and Casey Affleck, the dramatic thriller's producers said.
Winans says he'll miss 'crazy Whitney'

Winans says he'll miss 'crazy Whitney'

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Gospel singer BeBe Winans laughed through tears, and told the crowd at Whitney Houston's New Jersey funeral he will miss "crazy Whitney."
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