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UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 13, 2013.
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George Lucas and Mellody Hobson plan Chicago wedding reception

CHICAGO, June 28 (UPI) -- The Chicago Park District says it will close Promontory Point Saturday so George Lucas and his new bride Mellody Hobson can enjoy a lavish wedding reception.
[VIDEO] Screenwriter courted for 'Blade Runner' sequel

[VIDEO] Screenwriter courted for 'Blade Runner' sequel

LOS ANGELES, May 31 (UPI) -- Michael Green is in talks to rewrite a screenplay for a sequel to Ridley Scott's science-fiction classic "Blade Runner," says Hollywood trade newspaper Variety.
Josh Holloway says he would love to play Han Solo

Josh Holloway says he would love to play Han Solo

LOS ANGELES, May 22 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Josh Holloway says he would love to play Han Solo in a new "Star Wars" movie if a younger version of the iconic character is needed.

'Oblivion' takes No. 1 spot at the box office

LOS ANGELES, April 21 (UPI) -- "Oblivion," starring Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman, took the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office with $38.152 million in gross receipts.
Harrison Ford calls Chewbacca a 'sack of [expletive]' on 'Kimmel'

Harrison Ford calls Chewbacca a 'sack of [expletive]' on 'Kimmel'

LOS ANGELES, April 19 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Harrison Ford jokingly called Chewbacca a "Wookie sack of [expletive]" and suggested his one-time "Star Wars" co-star slept with his ex-wife.

'42' opens at No. 1 in U.S.

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- "42," based on the life of baseball great Jackie Robinson, was No. 1 at the U.S. box office this weekend, opening to an estimated gross of $27.2 million.
Greg Kinnear, Josh Lawson land 'Anchorman 2' roles

Greg Kinnear, Josh Lawson land 'Anchorman 2' roles

ATLANTA, March 15 (UPI) -- Actors Josh Lawson and Greg Kinnear have joined the cast of the film "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," now shooting in Atlanta, Deadline.com said Friday.
George Lucas talks 'Star Wars VII' casting

George Lucas talks 'Star Wars VII' casting

LOS ANGELES, March 7 (UPI) -- "Star Wars" creator George Lucas says Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford are in talks to star in a seventh installment of the Hollywood franchise.
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Carrie Fisher confirms 'Star Wars: Episode VII' role

Carrie Fisher confirms 'Star Wars: Episode VII' role

PALM BEACH, Fla., March 6 (UPI) -- Actress Carrie Fisher has confirmed to Florida's Palm Beach Illustrated she will appear in the upcoming seventh "Star Wars" picture.
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Mark Hamill says he's in early talks for 'Star Wars VII'

Mark Hamill says he's in early talks for 'Star Wars VII'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Mark Hamill says he and his co-stars from the original "Star Wars" trilogy are in talks to return for the sequels but haven't signed any contracts.

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Harrison Ford to play Han Solo again in new 'Star Wars' flick

Harrison Ford to play Han Solo again in new 'Star Wars' flick

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Hollywood screen icon Harrison Ford is to reprise his role of intergalactic smuggler Han Solo in an upcoming "Star Wars" sequel, Latino Review reported Friday.
Han Solo, Boba Fett to get own 'Star Wars' movies

Han Solo, Boba Fett to get own 'Star Wars' movies

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Walt Disney Co. is developing spinoff films about "Star Wars" icons Han Solo and Boba Fett, EW.com reported Wednesday.

Poll: Denzel Washington voted America's Favorite Movie Star

NEW YORK, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- "Flight" Oscar nominee Denzel Washington was voted America's Favorite Movie Star in a Harris poll, results indicated.
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Ford considering playing Han Solo again

Ford considering playing Han Solo again

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood film icon Harrison Ford would consider reprising his role of Han Solo in a new "Star Wars" film if asked, sources told EW.com.
Alan Cumming to host Britannia Awards

Alan Cumming to host Britannia Awards

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Scottish actor Alan Cumming is to return for a fourth time as host of the 2012 Britannia Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., organizers announced.
Short Round's portrayer reflects on 'Temple of Doom' adventure

Short Round's portrayer reflects on 'Temple of Doom' adventure

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Jonathan Ke Quan, the Saigon-born actor who played the adorable, pint-sized sidekick Short Round to Harrison Ford's titular archeologist in "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," says the 1984 action picture was every bit as much fun to make as it is to watch.
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'Raiders' to remain in IMAX theaters

'Raiders' to remain in IMAX theaters

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- "Raiders of the Lost Ark" began an extended IMAX theatrical run in North America Friday, following its successful one-week engagement, Paramount Pictures said.
'Lost Ark' set for IMAX debut

'Lost Ark' set for IMAX debut

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Hollywood's classic 1981 adventure movie "Raiders of the Lost Ark" is to be released in select IMAX theaters for a week next month, Paramount said.
Ford, Hemsworth to star in 'Paranoia'

Ford, Hemsworth to star in 'Paranoia'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 20 (UPI) -- Filming is set to begin in New York and Philadelphia on Robert Luketic's "Paranoia," starring Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford, producers said.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, July 13, 2012.
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