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'Looper' to open Toronto film fest

'Looper' to open Toronto film fest

TORONTO, July 25 (UPI) -- Rian Johnson's futuristic thriller "Looper," starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, has been selected to open the 37th Toronto International Film Festival, organizers announced.
New 'Newsroom' writers set for Season 2

New 'Newsroom' writers set for Season 2

LOS ANGELES, July 20 (UPI) -- HBO has confirmed new writers are being hired for the second season of Aaron Sorkin's U.S. television drama "Newsroom."
HBO renews 'Newsroom,' 'True Blood'

HBO renews 'Newsroom,' 'True Blood'

LOS ANGELES, July 2 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network HBO announced it has ordered additional seasons of "The Newsroom" and "True Blood."
Carrey drops out of 'Dumber' sequel

Carrey drops out of 'Dumber' sequel

LOS ANGELES, June 20 (UPI) -- Jim Carrey's publicist says the actor will not co-star with Jeff Daniels in a planned sequel to their 1994 Hollywood comedy, "Dumb and Dumber."

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Irish Wolfhound lands 'Winn-Dixie' role

NEW YORK, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A new musical based on Kate DiCamillo's popular children's book "Because of Winn-Dixie" is headed to Broadway with a real dog set to play the lead.
Original 'Carnage' cast to reunite in LA

Original 'Carnage' cast to reunite in LA

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden, the original Broadway cast of "God of Carnage," will reunite in Los Angeles for six weeks.
Daniels salutes Michigan musicians

Daniels salutes Michigan musicians

CHELSEA, Mich., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Actor and entertainer Jeff Daniels says he will once again serve as host and perform at a concert celebrating Michigan's homegrown musicians.
'God of Carnage' wrapping up B'way run

'God of Carnage' wrapping up B'way run

NEW YORK, April 28 (UPI) -- The Broadway production of "God of Carnage" is to end its run in June, the stage comedy's producers said.
B'way's 'Carnage' to mark 400th show

B'way's 'Carnage' to mark 400th show

NEW YORK, April 21 (UPI) -- The Tony Award-winning comedy "God of Carnage" is to mark its 400th performance on Broadway, the play's producers said.
Daniels bringing back Michigan concert

Daniels bringing back Michigan concert

CHELSEA, Mich., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Jeff Daniels has announced he will again serve as host and perform at a concert celebrating unique Michigan music and homegrown musicians.
Smits to star in 'God of Carnage'

Smits to star in 'God of Carnage'

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Jimmy Smits and Annie Potts have signed on to co-star in the Broadway play "God of Carnage," show representatives said Thursday.

Protest mars screening of Kadeer film

MELBOURNE, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A festival screening in Australia of a documentary about exiled Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer reportedly was the target of a protest by pro-Uighur demonstrators.
'Carnage' stars extend their B'way run

'Carnage' stars extend their B'way run

NEW YORK, June 3 (UPI) -- Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden have agreed to extend their runs in the Broadway play "God of Carnage," producers said.
Tony Awards show to air in hi-def

Tony Awards show to air in hi-def

NEW YORK, May 26 (UPI) -- The 63rd annual Tony Awards show is to be broadcast live from New York for the first time in high definition television, CBS said Tuesday.
Gandolfini, Fonda up for Tony Awards

Gandolfini, Fonda up for Tony Awards

NEW YORK, May 5 (UPI) -- James Gandolfini, Jeff Daniels, Jane Fonda, Marcia Gay Harden and Janet McTeer were among Broadway stars nominated for Tony Awards in New York Tuesday.
Jon Hamm joins 'Howl' cast

Jon Hamm joins 'Howl' cast

LOS ANGELES, March 27 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Jon Hamm is set to play defense attorney Jake Ehrlich in the upcoming film "Howl," Variety.com said.

River Rats team bus crashes, three hurt

PITTSFIELD, Mass., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The team bus for the Albany River Rats professional ice hockey team crashed Thursday in Massachusetts, leaving three people injured, state police say.
Gandolfini to star in 'Carnage' on B'way

Gandolfini to star in 'Carnage' on B'way

NEW YORK, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden have signed on to star in Yasmina Reza's new play "God of Carnage" on Broadway.
Franco to play Ginsberg in new bio-pic

Franco to play Ginsberg in new bio-pic

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor James Franco reportedly is set to play iconic Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in the bio-picture "Howl."

'Dark Knight' debuts at No. 1

LOS ANGELES, July 20 (UPI) -- Holy blockbuster, Batman! "The Dark Knight" is a summertime smash in U.S. theaters, Box Office Mojo said Sunday.
Mendes starts shooting untitled movie

Mendes starts shooting untitled movie

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- British filmmaker Sam Mendes has begun shooting his new, as-yet-untitled picture in Connecticut, Focus Features announced.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008.
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Daniels to perform at Michigan concert

CHELSEA, Mich., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Michigan actor, singer and songwriter Jeff Daniels says he will perform at a concert celebrating his native state's homegrown musicians this fall.

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