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Jada Pinkett Smith says Sydney cabs awful

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Jada Pinkett Smith, who spent most of 2002 in Australia filming "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions," says the taxi service was appalling.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Sept. 18, the 262nd day of 2004 with 104 to follow.
By United Press International

Tom Cruise charms Brits at premiere

LONDON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Actor Tom Cruise arrived early to the London premiere of "Collateral," spending two-and-a-half hours signing autographs and chatting with fans.

Will Smith and wife perform at The Grove

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- In an unannounced appearance, Will Smith performed "Summertime" to a roaring crowd at The Grove's second annual Summer Music Series in Los Angeles.

'Collateral' role is right for Jada Smith

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Jada Pinkett Smith plays a confident go-getter in "Collateral," character traits the Hollywood actress said she really has.

Jockstrip:The world as we know it

In its latest attempt to develop space tourism, Russia is offering a pair of newlyweds a cosmic honeymoon on board the International Space Station.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Final 'Matrix' in global opening

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The final installment of "The Matrix" trilogy was released simultaneously in theaters around the world Wednesday.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2003 with 104 to follow.
By United Press International

Queen Latifa to portray cop

HOLLYWOOD, July 10 (UPI) -- Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith will portray police officers in an as-yet untitled action picture from Paramount.

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

"Hairspray" led the field Monday with 13 Tony Award nominations, including one for best musical.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Hollywood Digest

'THE MATRIX' AT CANNES
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

The Screen Actors Guild is defending members' rights to express their views about a possible war with Iraq without fear of professional retribution.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's Halloween birthdays include folk singer/songwriter Tom Paxton, who was born in 1937 (age 65); Argent guitarist Russ Ballard in 1947 (age 55); Bernard Edwards of Chic in 1952; Tony Brook of the Babys in 1953 (age 49); Simply Red's Tony Bowers in 19
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Oct. 26-Nov. 1.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2002 with 104 to follow.
By United Press International

Entertainment Today

Will Smith's lawyers have asked a Los Angeles court for a restraining order against an ex-employee he accuses of stalking and harassing him and his family.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Nominees for 2nd Annual BET Awards

LOS ANGELES, May 15 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 2nd Annual Black Entertainment Television Awards, which is scheduled to be presented on June 25 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.

BET to give humanitarian award to Ali

LOS ANGELES, May 15 (UPI) -- Black Entertainment Network officials have announced that the 2nd annual BET Awards will include special honors for boxing legend Muhammad Ali and rhythm and bl

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

ROBERT URICH DIES Emmy-winning actor Robert Urich has died. He was 55. Urich died Tuesday at a Los Angeles area hospital after a decade-long battle with cancer, his publicist said.
By United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

NEVER SAY NEVER It's expected to be announced that New Line Cinema has struck a deal with MGM and United Artists that will clear the way for the third Austin Powers movie to use the title "Austin Powers in Goldmember."
By United Press International

People

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PAT NASON and DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
By United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

MELISSA GILBERT
By United Press International

Jockstrip: The World As We Know It

BUY BRITNEY'S PANTS
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

News from the entertainment capital

NBC, HBO SHARE EMMY BRAGGING RIGHTS
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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