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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."
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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.

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

"Lovely & Amazing," "Far From Heaven" and "The Good Girl" were among the films nominated for multiple Independent Spirit Awards Wednesday.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Interview of the week: Robin Williams

NEW YORK, May 23 (UPI) -- Fifteen years ago, moviegoers were pleasantly surprised to discover that one of the funniest men alive was also an excellent dramatic actor. Today, 51-year-old
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Director Gus Van Sant arrives on the red carpet at the 59th Annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 18, 2006. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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Gus Green Van Sant, Jr. (born July 24, 1952) is an American director, screenwriter, painter, photographer, musician, and author. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Achievement in Directing for his 1997 film Good Will Hunting and his 2008 film Milk, and won the Palme d'Or at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival for his film Elephant. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

His early career was devoted to directing television commercials in the Pacific Northwest. In his films, he has dealt with themes concerning homosexuality and other marginalized subcultures.

His filmography as writer and director includes an adaptation of Tom Robbins' novel Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, which features a diverse cast (Keanu Reeves, Roseanne Barr, Uma Thurman, and k.d. lang, with cameos by William S. Burroughs and Heather Graham, among others); and My Own Private Idaho, also starring Reeves as well as River Phoenix.

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