List of 2013 sports champions

List of 2013 sports champions

Sports champions for 2013
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James Woods, 66, has new 20-year-old girlfriend

James Woods, 66, has new 20-year-old girlfriend

NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) -- Actor James Woods, 66, brought his 20-year-old girlfriend Kristen Bauguess to the New York premiere of his movie, "White House Down," UsMagazine.com said.

FDA says maker of urine analysis app needs federal approval

WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it's taken a close look at a mobile app that analyzes photos of urine samples and has been in contact with its maker.

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James Woods joins Showtime's 'Ray Donovan' cast

James Woods joins Showtime's 'Ray Donovan' cast

LOS ANGELES, March 21 (UPI) -- James Woods is to co-star in the new drama series "Ray Donovan," now shooting in Los Angeles, Showtime has announced.

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'Wire' star Robert Chew dead at 52

BALTIMORE, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Actor Robert Chew, who appeared on HBO's "The Wire," died of apparent heart failure at his Baltimore home this week, his family said. He was 52.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 18, 2012.
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Woods settles suit in brother's death

Woods settles suit in brother's death

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Actor James Woods has settled his lawsuit against the Rhode Island hospital where his brother died after having a heart attack in 2006, officials said.
'Vertigo,' 'Godfather' top AFI lists

'Vertigo,' 'Godfather' top AFI lists

LOS ANGELES, June 18 (UPI) -- The American Film Institute has named "Vertigo" the best movie in the mystery genre and "The Godfather" the best gangster picture in a new television special.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, April 18, 2008.
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64th Golden Globe presenters announced

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be presented by Dane Cook, Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Lopez and David Spade in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Swank added to Golden Globe presenter list

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Cameron Diaz and Hilary Swank have joined an all-star roster of Hollywood talent to serve as presenters at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Loretta Devine takes role on 'Eli Stone'

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Loretta's Devine is slated to co-star opposite Jonny Lee Miller in the ABC drama pilot "Eli Stone," the Hollywood Reporter has revealed.
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James Woods
Actor James Woods holds up the Golden Globe award 1/31/1987 that he won for best performance by an actor in a mini-series or movie made for TV. Woods won for his role in the production "Promises." (UPI Photo/David Vondrak)

James Howard Woods (born April 18, 1947) is an American film, stage and television actor. Woods is known for starring in films such as Once Upon a Time in America, Ghosts of Mississippi, Casino, Hercules, and in legal drama Shark. He has won two Emmy Awards, and has gained two Academy Award nominations.

Woods was born in Vernal, Utah. His father, Gail Peyton Woods, was an army intelligence officer who died in 1960 following routine surgery. His mother, Martha A. (née Smith), operated a pre-school after her husband's death and re-married to Thomas E. Dixon. Woods grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island, where he attended Pilgrim High School.

Woods chose to pursue his undergraduate studies at MIT, where he majored in political science (though he originally planned on a career as a surgeon). While at MIT, Woods pledged to Theta Delta Chi Fraternity. He was also an active member of the student theatre group "Dramashop" where he both acted in and directed a number of plays. He dropped out of MIT in 1969 just before his graduation in order to pursue a career in acting. Woods has said that he became an actor because of the father of Ben Affleck, Tim Affleck, who was a stage manager at the Theatre Company of Boston while Woods was at MIT.

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