UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013.
The dress Judy Garland wore in the film "The Wizard of Oz" fetched $480,000 at a Hollywood memorabilia auction in California, officials said.
Canada's Barenaked Ladies are writing the score for a stage musical based on the 1978 big-screen comedy "National Lampoon's Animal House," producers said.
UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012.
Organizers of the inaugural Martha's Vineyard Comedy Festival have named the event's top prize after the late John Belushi.
Jim Belushi may be heading for a TV pairing with his late brother's partner in comedy, Dan Aykroyd, in a new legal drama set in Las Vegas.
The Vatican's official newspaper marked the 30th anniversary of the comedy musical "The Blues Brothers" by declaring it a Catholic classic.
A commercial developer from Chicago said it has plans to rebuild a mall in Harvey, Ill., more famous for a movie car chase than for merchandise.
Jim Belushi and Dan Aykroyd performed as the Blues Brothers at a Los Angeles memorial for famed Hollywood producer and talent manager Bernie Brillstein.
NBC said it will re-air the 33-year-old premiere episode of "Saturday Night Live," featuring the iconic U.S. comedian George Carlin as host.
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