Celebrities joining Winfrey's new series

CHICAGO, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Celebrities from the world of cinema and sports alike are set to take part in the upcoming new U.S. reality TV series from Oprah Winfrey.

Jaden Smith lands on 'Earth'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Jaden Smith, the 9-year-old son of Hollywood stars Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, has signed on for a role in the sci-fi remake, "The Day the Earth Stood Still."

Essence to honor Jada Pinkett Smith

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Actress Jada Pinkett Smith is set to be honored at the upcoming first annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon.

Smith to make her directorial debut

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Jada Pinkett Smith is making her directorial debut with the romantic comedy "The Human Contract," which begins production this week.

A-list actresses want to play 'The Women'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Veteran Hollywood actresses Bette Midler, Cloris Leachman, Carrie Fisher and Joanna Gleason have joined the cast of the upcoming remake of "The Women."

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007.
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A-list turns out for Beckham's first game

LOS ANGELES, July 22 (UPI) -- English soccer star David Beckham enjoyed a star-studded U.S. debut with his new team, the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Creating 'Women' a challenge

LOS ANGELES, May 31 (UPI) -- It's taken more than a decade to pull it together, but U.S. director Diane English finally is set to recreate "The Women."

Actress donates $1 million to Md. school

BALTIMORE, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Actress Jada Pinkett Smith has made a $1 million donation through her foundation to her former high school, Maryland's Baltimore School of the Arts.

Britney's baby story needs a rewrite

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Britney Spears and Kevin Federline apparently pulled a fast one on the Hollywood tabloids by giving their baby a name different than the one reported.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2006 with 104 to follow.
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'Fresh Prince' Ribeiro divorcing Stapler

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro and actress Robin Stapler have filed for divorce in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences.

Ex-girlfriend Cruz saw Cruise's child

LONDON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Actress Penélope Cruz said at a London premiere that she has met Suri Cruise, the new child of her ex-boyfriend Tom Cruise and actress Katie Holmes.

Casting nearly complete for Sept. 11 drama

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Adam Sandler and Don Cheadle will most likely be joined by Saffron Burrows, Jada Pinkett Smith and Liv Tyler in the drama "Reign O'er Me."

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2005 with 104 to follow.
By United Press International

DreamWorks announces 'Madagascar 2'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- DreamWorks Animation Wednesday announced it will produce a sequel to its computer-animated comedy "Madagascar."

Ashton, Demi top couples list

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore top In Touch magazine's list of Hollywood's 10 Most Loving Couples.

Watercooler Stories

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Parade poll: Oprah over Bush for president

NEW YORK, July 10 (UPI) -- If talk show queen Oprah Winfrey ran for U.S. president against George W. Bush she would win with 65 percent of the vote, according to a survey.

Destiny's Child wins BET Best Group

LOS ANGELES, June 29 (UPI) -- The soon-to-be-defunct trio Destiny's Child took the 2005 BET award as Best Group at a ceremony that featured a surprise reunion of the Fugees.

Osbourne answers Ozzfest critics

LOS ANGELES, June 8 (UPI) -- Sharon Osbourne is answering critics upset about a band fronted by actress Jada Pinkett Smith being chosen to participate in the metal-rock Ozzfest tour.

DreamWorks sees profit in 'Madagascar'

LOS ANGELES, May 27 (UPI) -- U.S. movie studio DreamWorks Animation SKG, stung by complaints over a surprising profit shortfall, has lots riding on its new "Madagascar" film.

Stars turn out for 'Madagascar' premiere

NEW YORK, May 16 (UPI) -- Some of Hollywood's brightest stars were on hand Sunday for the New York premiere of DreamWorks'latest computer-animated comedy, "Madagascar."

Pinkett Smith writes book for girls

LOS ANGELES, April 10 (UPI) -- Actress Jada Pinkett Smith has authored a book aimed at building young girls' self-esteem, the Indianapolis Star reported Sunday.

Will Smith and wife have 'open' marriage

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Will Smith says he and his wife have an agreement that they can have sex with others provided they inform each other first.
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