Josh Malina unsure of 'West Wing' future

CINCINNATI, May 15 (UPI) -- Josh Malina tells the Cincinnati Enquirer he is unsure of his future in the fictional White House of "The West Wing."

Smits, Alda to return to 'The West Wing'

LOS ANGELES, April 5 (UPI) -- Jimmy Smits and Alan Alda are reportedly expected to return for the seventh season of "The West Wing," NBC's popular White House drama.

NBC close to renewing 'West Wing'

LOS ANGELES, March 16 (UPI) -- NBC is close to a deal to bring "The West Wing" back for at least one more season, Daily Variety reported Wednesday.

Jude Law People mag's sexiest man

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- People magazine has named Jude Law, who has starred in six films this year, as its 2004 Sexiest Man Alive.

NBC, Macy's renew parade deal

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- NBC and Macy's have agreed to a contract extension that will keep the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC through 2010, the network announced Wednesday.

Jimmy Smits finds fault with TV promos

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Jimmy Smits reportedly is disappointed with how ABC and NBC handled his appearances on "NYPD Blue" and "West Wing," saying the networks overstated his roles.

Kim Delaney heads for 'The O.C.'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Emmy-award winning actress Kim Delaney will have a recurring role on the Fox series "The O.C.," Daily Variety said Wednesday.

'West Wing' presidential race up for grabs

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- No decision has been made about whether Alan Alda or Jimmy Smits wins the fictitious presidential race on NBC's "West Wing," the series' producer said.

Dodgers pitcher Lima sings too

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Jose Lima revealed a talent for singing at Los Angeles' Conga Room recently, doing a 30-minute set of salsa and meringue tunes.

Jimmy Smits in production deal with ABC

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Jimmy Smits has agreed to a deal to develop and star in a Touchstone Television series on ABC, Daily Variety said Monday.

Alan Alda joins 'West Wing' cast

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Alan Alda will join the cast of "The West Wing" this season, The Hollywood Reporter said Monday.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, July 9, the 191st day of 2004 with 175 to follow.
By United Press International

Smits to star in 'Much Ado About Nothing'

NEW YORK, March 30 (UPI) -- Jimmy Smits and Kirsten Johnston have signed on to play bickering lovers Benedick and Beatrice in a New York production of "Much Ado About Nothing."

'Anna in the Tropics,' closes short run

NEW YORK, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Anna in the Tropics," closed Sunday after a three-month Broadway run.

Private eye pilots dominating

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Private investigators are making a comeback as U.S. networks place several detective dramas on the schedule for next fall.

Feature: Pulitzer Prize drama on Broadway

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- It's unusual for a play to open on Broadway already having won the Pulitzer Prize, but "Anna in the Tropics" in a belated production at the Royale Theater starring Jimmy Smits proves that the prize jury made a selection truly worthy of the honor it bestow

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, July 9, the 190th day of 2003 with 175 to follow.
By United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Guitarist Mundell Lowe was born this day in 1922 in Laurel, Miss. He grew up playing traditional music around New Orleans and country music in Nashville in the late 1930s.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Hispanidad: Mexico film perspective odd

I've always taken pride in being of Mexican descent, but rarely has the country of my family's origin seemed as alien as it does now in the aftermath of two U.S
GREGORY TEJEDA, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop

Shaggy, Soulive and Elvis Costello have been added to the who's who of support acts opening for the Rolling Stones on the "Licks" tour, which kicks off in Boston on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Shaggy, Soulive and Elvis Costello have been added to the "Who's Who" of support acts opening for the Rolling Stones on the "Licks" tour, which kicks off in Boston on Tuesday. Shaggy is set for a pair of October dates in Florida.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International


Celebrities in the news.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Fools take over Bard's 'Twelfth Night'

NEW YORK, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- When tomfoolery engulfs "Twelfth Night," as it does in the annual summer Shakespeare production in Central Park, the melancholy comedy becomes more lightweight

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, July 9, the 190th day of 2002 with 175 to follow.
By United Press International

Hollywood Digest

PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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