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'Tarzan' re-boot in the works at Warner Bros.

'Tarzan' re-boot in the works at Warner Bros.

BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Alexander Skarsgard, Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie and Christoph Waltz are to star in a live-action Tarzan adventure, Hollywood's Warner Bros. Pictures said.
Ford, Bullock, Roberts honored at Hollywood Film Awards

Ford, Bullock, Roberts honored at Hollywood Film Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto were honored at the Hollywood Film Awards gala in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.
By United Press International
Damon, Affleck and Abrams to host Booker fundraiser in LA

Damon, Affleck and Abrams to host Booker fundraiser in LA

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and J.J. Abrams are to serve as hosts of a fundraiser for Cory Booker's U.S. Senate race, The Hollywood Reporter said.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
By United Press International
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Douglas, Damon sign up for Liberace film

Douglas, Damon sign up for Liberace film

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Michael Douglas has signed on to play flamboyant Las Vegas entertainer Liberace in the bio-picture "Behind the Candelabra," HBO Films said Tuesday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 26, 2011.
By United Press International
UNICEF honors producer Weintraub

UNICEF honors producer Weintraub

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Film producer and philanthropist Jerry Weintraub was honored as Man of the Year at UNICEF's 2009 fundraising gala in Beverly Hills, Calif., organizers said.
Smith's son to star in new 'Karate Kid'

Smith's son to star in new 'Karate Kid'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Jaden Smith, the 10-year-old son of Hollywood actor Will Smith, is set to star in a new addition to "The Karate Kid" franchise, Variety.com said.
Blues Bros. perform at Brillstein memorial

Blues Bros. perform at Brillstein memorial

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Jim Belushi and Dan Aykroyd performed as the Blues Brothers at a Los Angeles memorial for famed Hollywood producer and talent manager Bernie Brillstein.
Celebs donate $500,000 for aid to Darfur

Celebs donate $500,000 for aid to Darfur

NEW YORK, March 13 (UPI) -- A humanitarian organization founded by several Hollywood stars has donated $500,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme Humanitarian Air Service.

'Ocean's 13' stars enshrined in cement

HOLLYWOOD, June 6 (UPI) -- Three of the actors in the heist film "Ocean's 13" left prints behind, normally a no-no, as they were enshrined outside Hollywood's Grauman's Chinese Theater.

Darfur benefits from 'Ocean's 13' premiere

HOLLYWOOD, May 9 (UPI) -- Hollywood hunks George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Don Cheadle planned several benefits around the "Ocean's 13" premiere to raise funds for Darfur.

Movie marketer Graff dies at 82

TARZANA, Calif., May 1 (UPI) -- Richard Graff, whose movie marketing insight led to the tradition of releasing blockbusters on Thanksgiving weekend, has died in California at 82.
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"Ocean's Thirteen" cast members Brad Pitt (L) and George Clooney (R) ham it up alongside producer Jerry Weintraub as they place their footprints in cement in the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on June 5, 2007. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Jerry Weintraub (born September 26, 1937) is an American film producer and former chairman and CEO of United Artists. He now lives in Palm Springs, California.

Weintraub was born in The Bronx, New York, the son of Rose Weintraub and a gem salesman father. After several years at MCA, he left and formed his own personal management company. In the 1960's, he also co-founded the vocal group The Doodletown Pipers. Among the acts that Weintraub managed at this time were Joey Bishop, The Four Seasons, and singer Jane Morgan. His relationship with Morgan went from professional to personal and the two were married in 1965.

Before turning to films, Weintraub's largest entertainment success was as the personal manager of singer and actor John Denver whom he signed in 1970. By 1975, Denver was the highest-selling male artist in the world. When John Denver ended his business relationship due to Weintraub's focus on other projects, Weintraub threw John out of his office and called John Denver a Nazi. John Denver would later write in his autobiography ".. I'd bend my principles to support something he wanted of me. And of course every time you bend your principles - whether because you don't want to worry about it, or because you're afraid to stand up for fear of what you might lose - you sell your soul to the devil".

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