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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.
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Denzel Washington to play Lex Luthor in next 'Superman'?

Denzel Washington to play Lex Luthor in next 'Superman'?

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Denzel Washington is in the running to play villain Lex Luthor in the upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel, "Batman vs. Superman," Inquistr reported.

Stolen iPhone recovered after movie-style police chase

NEW YORK, May 3 (UPI) -- An iPhone theft set off a chase reminiscent of the movie "The French Connection," with a car pursuing a suspect on a New York subway train, police say.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.
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Police: Gene Hackman slaps homeless man

Police: Gene Hackman slaps homeless man

SANTA FE, N.M., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Gene Hackman slapped a homeless man the actor said had gotten aggressive toward him and his wife, police in Santa Fe, N.M., said.
Romneys reveal guilty pleasures, dreams

Romneys reveal guilty pleasures, dreams

NEW YORK, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Republican U.S. presidential nominee Mitt Romney says he likes nothing more than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich accompanied by a glass of chocolate milk.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 30, 2012.
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Gene Hackman 'fine' after being hit by car

Gene Hackman 'fine' after being hit by car

KEY WEST, Fla., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Gene Hackman's publicist says the 81-year-old actor was treated for "bumps and bruises" after he was hit by a car while riding a bicycle in Florida.
'Connection' ranks No. 1 in cop movie poll

'Connection' ranks No. 1 in cop movie poll

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The 1971 film "The French Connection" ranked No. 1 on the New York Daily News's online reader poll of the best big-screen cop dramas.

'Hoosiers' voted No. 1 basketball movie

LOS ANGELES, April 8 (UPI) -- Forty percent of the thousands of people who participated in a Moviefone poll chose "Hoosiers" as their favorite Hollywood basketball film of all time.

Actor Roy Scheider dies at 75

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Actor Roy Scheider, the star of such films as "Jaws" and "All That Jazz," died Sunday at 75 in Little Rock, Ark., his wife told The New York Times.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008.
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Spielberg to get Cecil B. DeMille Award

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced it will honor filmmaker Steven Spielberg at next year's Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Los Angeles tennis great Earn dies at 86

LOS ANGELES, April 9 (UPI) -- Former Los Angeles tennis star Carl Earn, who later became an tennis instructor for Hollywood stars, died last week in Los Angeles at the age of 86. Earn, who capitalized on once being ranked No. 7 in the professional tennis world by training numerous cel

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UPI almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007.
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'America's Game' offers impressive lineup

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- The NFL Network's new TV series, "America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions," is offering a veritable all-star lineup of Hollywood narrators.

Coppola's 'Conversation' heading for TV

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Francis Ford Coppola's 1974 thriller, "The Conversation," is being adapted as a series for ABC TV, it was reported Monday.

Videogame picks up on 'Dirty Harry' theme

LOS ANGELES, May 10 (UPI) -- Hollywood icons Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman and Laurence Fishburne will be seen and heard in a new videogame based the "Dirty Harry" films.

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Today is Monday, Jan. 30, the 30th day of 2006 with 335 to follow.
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Watercooler Stories

Parade poll: Oprah over Bush for president ... Times Square Howard Johnson's closes ... Japan university heads cut their own pay ... Japan's 'Cool Biz' results in shirt sales ... Watercooler stories from UPI.
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Times Square Howard Johnson's closes

NEW YORK, July 10 (UPI) -- After 46 years, the Howard Johnson's restaurant in New York City's Times Square has closed amid some tears.

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Today is Sunday, Jan. 30, the 30th day of 2005 with 335 to follow.
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Gene Hackman at hometown book signing

DANVILLE, Ill., June 6 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor Gene Hackman appeared at a book signing last week for his book "Justice for None" in his hometown of Danville, Ill.

Cusack inspired by Hackman, Hoffman

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- John Cusack said in New Orleans he wanted to co-star in the thriller "Runaway Jury" because it meant working with Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman.
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