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People's Choice Awards nominations announced

People's Choice Awards nominations announced

Nominations for the fan-voted People's Choice Awards in film, television and music categories were announced in Los Angeles Tuesday.
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Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver to star in 'Chappie'

Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver to star in 'Chappie'

CULVER CITY, Calif., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Writer-director Neill Blomkamp has begun shooting a science fiction movie, "Chappie," in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sony Pictures Entertainment and MRC said.
Hugh Jackman to play P.T. Barnum in movie musical

Hugh Jackman to play P.T. Barnum in movie musical

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Australian actor Hugh Jackman is to star in a movie musical about circus icon P.T. Barnum, The Hollywood Reporter said.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013.
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Kirk Cameron discusses the success of 'Unstoppable'

Kirk Cameron discusses the success of 'Unstoppable'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. actor, evangelist and filmmaker Kirk Cameron says he hopes Thursday's encore screening of his faith-themed film "Unstoppable" is as successful as its premiere last week.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Cloudy 2' finds clear skies atop weekend box office

'Cloudy 2' finds clear skies atop weekend box office

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The animated "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" ate up the weekend box office with $35 million in receipts.

Hugh Jackman gets lifetime achievement award at Zurich Film Festival

ZURICH, Switzerland, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Australian actor Hugh Jackman said he was "honored to receive" a Golden Icon lifetime achievement award at the Zurich Film Festival.
Kirk Cameron's 'Unstoppable' opens with $2 million in limited release

Kirk Cameron's 'Unstoppable' opens with $2 million in limited release

NASHVILLE, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Kirk Cameron's new faith-based film "Unstoppable" earned $2 million during screenings at 700 U.S. theaters Tuesday night, box-office records show.

'Prisoners' captures weekend box office

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- "Prisoners," a thriller starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, was No. 1 at the weekend box office with $21.43 million.
Jackman talks about the responsibility of starring in 'Prisoners'

Jackman talks about the responsibility of starring in 'Prisoners'

Australian actor Hugh Jackman, a married father of two, says he felt a tremendous responsibility to the real-life families of kidnapped children as he made his new thriller "Prisoners."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Hugh Jackman and wife donate $10,000 to Montreal Children's Hospital

Hugh Jackman and wife donate $10,000 to Montreal Children's Hospital

MONTREAL, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Australian actor Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness have donated $10,000 to the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation, the organization announced.

'2 guns' at the top of the weekend box office heap

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- "2 Guns," starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, was No. 1 at the weekend box office with $27.361 million in receipts.
'Gravity,' 'Prisoners' to screen at Toronto film festival

'Gravity,' 'Prisoners' to screen at Toronto film festival

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) -- The big-screen dramas "Prisoners" and "Gravity" have been added to the lineup of September's Toronto International Film Festival, Warner Bros. announced.
Oscar swag bags worth nearly $50,000, but considered cheapest in 5 years

Oscar swag bags worth nearly $50,000, but considered cheapest in 5 years

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Nominees at Sunday's Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles will be presented with goodie bags valued at $47,802, organizers said.
Hudson, Crowe to appear in Oscars tribute to musicals

Hudson, Crowe to appear in Oscars tribute to musicals

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman will help honor movie musicals of the last decade at Sunday's Oscars in Los Angeles.
'Les Miserables' heading back to Broadway in 2014

'Les Miserables' heading back to Broadway in 2014

NEW YORK, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Producer Cameron Mackintosh says the new 25th anniversary staging of the long-running hit musical, "Les Miserables," will open on Broadway in spring 2014.

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Jackman addresses gay rumors ... Injured Lady Gaga cancels rest of concert tour; will undergo surgery ... Paperback editions of 'Harry Potter' books will feature new cover art ... 'Thrift Shop' No. 1 on U.S. record chart for fourth week ... News from United Press International.
Actor Hugh Jackman addresses gay rumors

Actor Hugh Jackman addresses gay rumors

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Australian actor Hugh Jackman says persistent rumors claiming he is gay are starting to irritate Deborra-Lee Furness, his wife of nearly 17 years.
More than 160 2013 Oscar nominees gather for lunch at Beverly Hilton

More than 160 2013 Oscar nominees gather for lunch at Beverly Hilton

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Seventeen of this year's 20 Oscar-nominated actors and actresses attended a luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Cranston, Poehler to be SAG Awards presenters

Cranston, Poehler to be SAG Awards presenters

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Rose Byrne, Bryan Cranston, Amy Poehler and Noah Wyle are to be presenters at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.
Day-Lewis, Chastain, Arkin, Field to present SAG Awards

Day-Lewis, Chastain, Arkin, Field to present SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Nominees Alan Arkin, Jessica Chastain, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and John Goodman will be presenters at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.

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Bolshoi Ballet Artistic Director Sergei Filin hurt in acid attack ... Anthony Ryan Auld wins 'Project Runway' ... Lohan's dad denies making escort claims ... Affleck, De Niro join SAG presenter list ... News from United Press International.
Washington, Affleck, De Niro join SAG presenter list

Washington, Affleck, De Niro join SAG presenter list

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Ben Affleck, Robert De Niro, Kerry Washington and Naomi Watts are to be presenters at Hollywood's Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony.
Kidman, Daniels to present SAG Awards

Kidman, Daniels to present SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Jeff Daniels, Neil Patrick Harris, Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies and Busy Philipps have joined the lineup of presenters for Hollywood's SAG Awards ceremony.
Davis, Cooper, Hathaway to be SAG Award presenters

Davis, Cooper, Hathaway to be SAG Award presenters

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Bradley Cooper, Viola Davis, Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman are to be presenters at the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.
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