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Jimmy Kimmel officiated Matt Damon's vow-renewal ceremony

Jimmy Kimmel officiated Matt Damon's vow-renewal ceremony

LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) -- Comedian Jimmy Kimmel officiated the marriage-vow renewal ceremony of actor Matt Damon and his wife, Luciana, on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia.

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Starz renews 'Boss' before Season 1 airs ... Shakira named Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year ... 'Duets II' tops U.S. album chart ... Schwarzenegger statue headed for Ohio ... News from United Press International.
Starz renews 'Boss' before Season 1 airs

Starz renews 'Boss' before Season 1 airs

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Starz Entertainment says it has ordered a 10-episode second season of "Boss," its new drama starring Kelsey Grammer as a fictional Chicago mayor.
Grammer returning to TV in drama series

Grammer returning to TV in drama series

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 20 (UPI) -- Emmy Award-winning actor Kelsey Grammer is to return to television in "Boss," a drama series to begin production this month in Chicago, Starz said.
Grammer to star in drama pilot

Grammer to star in drama pilot

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Kelsey Grammer is to play a fictional Chicago mayor in a new drama series for Starz, Variety reported Friday.
Van Sant starts shooting film in Oregon

Van Sant starts shooting film in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Director Gus Van Sant has begun shooting his latest, as-yet-untitled film in Portland, Ore., Imagine Entertainment announced Friday.
'Milk,' 'Nixon' up for best picture Oscar

'Milk,' 'Nixon' up for best picture Oscar

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- "Milk," "Frost/Nixon" and "The Reader" were nominated for the best picture Oscar in Beverly Hills, Calif., Thursday morning.
Boyle, Fincher & Nolan get DGA nods

Boyle, Fincher & Nolan get DGA nods

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The Directors Guild of America has nominated Danny Boyle, David Fincher, Ron Howard, Christopher Nolan and Gus Van Sant for its top film honor.
Josh Brolin: 'Milk' story made me cry

Josh Brolin: 'Milk' story made me cry

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Josh Brolin said he knew he wanted to be in Gus Van Sant's new biographical drama "Milk" as soon as he read the script.

Van Sant to direct 'Kool-Aid Acid' film

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A big-screen adaptation of Tom Wolfe's 1968 counterculture book "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" is in the works, The Hollywood Reporter said.
LA Gay & Lesbian Center to honor Van Sant

LA Gay & Lesbian Center to honor Van Sant

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center has announced plans to honor filmmaker Gus Van Sant at its upcoming 37th anniversary gala.

Sean Penn to play Harvey Milk in film

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Sean Penn has signed on to play gay-rights icon Harvey Milk in "Milk," a bio-pic directed by Gus Van Sant, Focus Features said Friday.

Penn, Damon to team up on Milk bio-pic

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. film with Sean Penn playing openly gay politician Harvey Milk and Matt Damon as the man who kills him could begin filming as early as December.

Film version of Tom Wolfe novel coming

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- Writer Tom Wolfe's novel "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" is being made into a feature film nearly 40 years after it was published. Director Gus Van Sant has signed on to do the project and has brought Lance Black aboard to adapt the screenplay, Variety.

Director Van Sant pinched in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Hollywood movie director Gus Van Sant was pulled over for drunken driving this week in Portland, Ore.

Film already planned for unwritten book

NEW YORK, March 28 (UPI) -- A couple of Hollywood heavyweights are attached to a film based on "How Starbucks Saved My Life," even though the book hasn't been written yet.

Hollywood to remake 'The Birds'

LOS ANGELES, April 26 (UPI) -- Plans are under way in Hollywood for a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's classic horror film "The Birds," The Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday.

'Speed Racer' movie planned

LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) -- Actor Vince Vaughn is developing a live-action movie version of the Japanese cartoon series "Speed Racer," Daily Variety said Thursday.

Van Sant may direct Seattle music film

HOLLYWOOD, March 10 (UPI) -- Director Gus Van Sant is reportedly close to signing a deal to helm "Last Days," a film that explores the Seattle grunge music scene of the 1990s.

Public invited to bash Bush in TV ad

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- An organization that has opposed the war in Iraq is inviting the public to join its chorus of criticism of President Bush's policies, announcing a competition t
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Singer Whitney Houston and members of her family have been in Israel this week to visit the famous biblical cities there.
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UCLA WILL HONOR SCORSESE The UCLA Film and Television Archive has announced that Martin Scorsese will attend a Jan. 16 "midcareer presentation of memorable moments from his films."
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6 Indie nominations for 'Lovely & Amazing'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- "Lovely & Amazing," a comedy about the relationship among a mother and her three daughters, led the field with six nominations as the IFP Independent Spirit Award nominees for 2003 were announced in Los Angeles.

2003 Independent Spirit Awards nominees

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 2003 Independent Spirit Awards, announced Thursday in Los Angeles.
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