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Nominees for 44th Annual Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Here is a list of the nominees for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which will be presented tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, in ceremonies to be tele

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Nominees for 44th Annual Grammy Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Here is a complete list of nominees for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which were announced in Beverly Hills Friday by the Recording Academy:

Hollywood Analysis: Closer to normal

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- There were more signs this week -- some obvious, others not so easily picked up -- that the entertainment industry was returning to normal, nearly 10 weeks afte
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The comedy quartet of Phil Proctor, Peter Bergman, Phil Austin and David Ossman perfected the genre of aural comic theater in the late 1960s, spinning off from
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George Carlin
SLP2001050804 - 08 MAY 2001 - ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: Comedian George Carlin waves from the back of a limosine as he leaves a book signing in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri, May 8, 2001. Carlin is on a 12 city, 12 day tour for his new book, "Napalm and Silly Putty." rlw/bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI
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George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, actor and author, who won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums.

Carlin was noted for his black humor as well as his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. Carlin and his "Seven Dirty Words" comedy routine were central to the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a narrow 5–4 decision by the justices affirmed the government's power to regulate indecent material on the public airwaves.

The first of his fourteen stand-up comedy specials for HBO was filmed in 1977. In the 1990s and 2000s, Carlin's routines focused on socio-cultural criticism of modern American society. He often commented on contemporary political issues in the United States and satirized the excesses of American culture. His final HBO special, It's Bad for Ya, was filmed less than four months before his death.

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