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Today is Sunday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2004 with 327 to follow.
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Meryl Streep to receive AFI lifetime award

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The American Film Institute will honor actress Meryl Streep with its 32nd AFI Life Achievement Award, Sir Howard Stringer, xhair of the AFI Board of Trustees, a
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

New film shows Ridley Scott's softer side

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- After making a string of big-budget blockbusters that included "Gladiator," "Hannibal" and "Black Hawk Down," Hollywood titan Ridley Scott is scaling back a bit
KAREN BUTLER

The Almanac

Today is Friday, June 27, the 178th day of 2003 with 187 to follow.
By United Press International

Screenwriter George Axelrod dies

LOS ANGELES, June 23 (UPI) -- Playwright and screenwriter George Axelrod, who penned "The Seven Year Itch" and adapted "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "The Manchurian Candidate," has died. He w

Actor Hume Cronyn dies at 91

LOS ANGELES, June 16 (UPI) -- Hume Cronyn, one of the most distinguished stage, screen and TV actors of his time, died of cancer Sunday at his home in Fairfield, Conn. He was 91.

Cathy's World: P.R. Confidential

LOS ANGELES, May 21 (UPI) -- Why do they hate us? Celebrity publicists may be asking themselves this now that two new movies feature these characters as sleazy anti-heros.
CATHERINE SEIPP

Ballet hybrid 'Who's Who' is a hit

NEW YORK, April 15 (UPI) -- St. Petersburg's Eifman Ballet is scoring a hit with a brilliantly realized full-evening work titled "Who's Who" that is a hybrid on two counts.
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2003 with 326 to follow.
By United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Ronald Reagan's battle with Alzheimer's disease reportedly has drawn his feuding family closer together. In a rare interview with "60 Minutes" anchor Mike Wallace scheduled to air Sunday, Reagan's wife Nancy also admits she doesn't know if the former pr
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Hollywood Digest

DO RATINGS EQUAL EMMYS?
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Digest

What's happening in Hollywood.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Digest

BOB BARKER RECOVERING FROM PROSTATE SURGERY
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, June 27, the 178th day of 2002 with 187 to follow.
By United Press International

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Bill and Marianne Bruss of Winfield, Ill., are suing their Catholic church, St. John The Baptist, and its officials over the church's "tuition free" education policy. It says parishioners can send their kids to the church's elementary school free ... as l

AFI to honor Hanks with lifetime award

LOS ANGELES, June 12 (UPI) -- The American Film Institute will present its life achievement award Wednesday night to two-time Oscar-winning actor-director Tom Hanks.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Tony Curtis to tour in new 'Hot' musical

HOUSTON, June 4 (UPI) -- Legendary film star Tony Curtis opens Tuesday in a new musical adaptation of "Some Like it Hot," kicking off the Theater Under the Stars' inaugural season at Houston's $100 million Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, May 15 (UPI) -- Traditionally, leading ladies are contentious with their lovers, husbands and other lesser beings, but they sometimes confront mother nature.
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

Nobody home at Minn. governor's mansion

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 1 (UPI) -- What do Sean Penn, Eleanor Roosevelt and the King and Queen of Norway have in common?

Interview of the week: Tony Curtis

NEWTON, N.J., March 28 (UPI) -- As his 77th birthday nears, Hollywood legend Tony Curtis has no plans to retire from show business. In fact, the Bronx, N.Y., native and star of nearly 120 film
KAREN BUTLER

Pneumonia kills Hollywood director Wilder

, March 29 (UPI) -- Billy Wilder, Oscar-winning director and screen writer, died of pneumonia Thursday at 95.

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

BILLY WILDER DIES The filmmaker responsible for such gems as "Double Indemnity," "Sunset Boulevard," "The Seven Year Itch" and "The Apartment" has died.
By United Press International

Billy Wilder dead at 95

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 28 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning director Billy Wilder died Wednesday night of pneumonia at his home in Beverly Hills, according to Variety. He was 95.

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

BOX OFFICE The opening of Mel Gibson's Vietnam War action/drama "We Were Soldiers" easily led the nation's box office with an estimated $20.2 million at 3,143 theaters during the Friday-Sunday period, studio sources said.
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