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Thompson's 'Derby' gets audio tribute

Thompson's 'Derby' gets audio tribute

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 2 (UPI) -- An all-star reading of "The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved by Hunter S. Thompson" is set for release next month, said 429 Records.
'Diary' starts filming in Puerto Rico

'Diary' starts filming in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, April 2 (UPI) -- Principal photography has begun in Puerto Rico on the big-screen adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's first novel "The Rum Diary," GK Films said Thursday.
Heard may co-star with Depp in 'Diary'

Heard may co-star with Depp in 'Diary'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Amber Heard is in talks to play the female lead in a movie based on Hunter S. Thompson's Puerto Rico-set novel, "Rum Diary," The Hollywood Reporter said.

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Hunter S. Thompson's widow penning book

Hunter S. Thompson's widow penning book

NEW YORK, May 29 (UPI) -- The wife of the late Hunter S. Thompson reportedly is writing a book about the last years of the U.S. journalist and author's life.

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Pot lobby holds Aspen legal seminar

ASPEN, Colo., June 9 (UPI) -- The lobbying group for marijuana legalization is meeting in Colorado this weekend for a legal-issues seminar and a keynote from comic Tommy Chong.

'Flushed Away' to debut at Hollywood fest

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Paramount Pictures' new animated film "Flushed Away" will make its world premiere at the upcoming 10th edition of the Hollywood Film Festival.

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Nick Nolte to narrate Thompson documentary

LOS ANGELES, July 12 (UPI) -- Actor Nick Nolte will narrate Starz' upcoming documentary on the late journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

Hunter Thompson aide says $100k owed

WOODY CREEK, Colo., June 28 (UPI) -- The Colorado estate of the late Hunter S. Thompson is being sued by a former assistant who claims the writer promised to pay her but never followed through. Deborah Fuller said she agreed to deferred compensation when Thompson said he and his Gonzo Intern

Pirate role is close to Depp's soul

HOLLYWOOD, June 19 (UPI) -- Johnny Depp's role in "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" earned him $20 million, after decades of starring in marginal Hollywood films.

Documentary explores the 'f-word'

NEW YORK, March 24 (UPI) -- New York-based ThinkFilm has nabbed worldwide rights to a film based on a four-letter expletive commonly used to describe the act of sexual intercourse.
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Hunter Stockton Thompson (July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005) was an American journalist and author who wrote Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1971) and Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 (1973).

He is credited as the creator of Gonzo journalism, a style of reporting where reporters involve themselves in the action to such a degree that they become central figures of their stories. He is known also for his unrepentant lifelong use of alcohol, LSD, mescaline, and cocaine (among other substances); his love of firearms; his inveterate hatred of Richard Nixon; and his iconoclastic contempt for authoritarianism. While suffering a bout of health problems, he committed suicide in 2005, at the age of 67.

Thompson was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the first of three sons, to Jack Robert Thompson (September 4, 1893, Horse Cave, Kentucky – July 3, 1952, Louisville), a public insurance adjuster and World War I veteran, and Virginia Ray Davison (1908, Springfield, Kentucky – March 20, 1998, Louisville), a librarian. His parents were introduced to each other by a friend from Jack's fraternity at the University of Kentucky in September 1934, and were married on November 2, 1935.

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