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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 2, 2014.
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John Travolta wants to play a James Bond villain

John Travolta wants to play a James Bond villain

NEW YORK, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. actor John Travolta said he won't stop playing villains in movies until he's played a bad guy in a James Bond film.

NYC church in former Gotti stronghold vandalized

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Parishioners at a church in former mob boss John Gotti's old New York City neighborhood said vandalism wouldn't have happened if he were still around.
The Issue: The Kennedy assassination -- did the mob do it?

The Issue: The Kennedy assassination -- did the mob do it?

It's been nearly 50 years since bullets were fired at the presidential motorcade as it wended its way through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, killing U.S. President John F. Kennedy and spawning decades of speculation on whether Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone or was part of -- or victim of -- a conspiracy with tentacles in Havana, Washington and perhaps Moscow.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
John Gotti Jr. stabbed on Long Island, not cooperating with cops

John Gotti Jr. stabbed on Long Island, not cooperating with cops

(UPI) -- John A. Gotti, the reputed former mob boss, was stabbed on Long Island on Sunday night but is refusing to cooperate with police investigating the incident.
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Widow of the late Gambino mob boss John Gotti hospitalized

NEW YORK, May 23 (UPI) -- Victoria Gotti, the widow of the late New York Mafia crime boss John Gotti, has been hospitalized for a stroke, the New York Daily News reports.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
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Obama nominates two chief regulators

Obama nominates two chief regulators

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- President Obama nominated two regulatory chiefs Thursday to take charge of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Witness: Gotti 'ruined' Gambino family

Witness: Gotti 'ruined' Gambino family

NEW YORK, May 24 (UPI) -- A mob informant says that John Gotti, who became a celebrity as head of New York's Gambino crime family, "ruined everything" through his love of publicity.

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Lohan to host 'SNL' next month

Lohan to host 'SNL' next month

NEW YORK, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan announced via Twitter she is to serve as a guest host on "Saturday Night Live" in New York next month.
Ben Foster to play John Gotti Jr.

Ben Foster to play John Gotti Jr.

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Actor Ben Foster has signed on to play John Gotti Jr. in Barry Levinson's mob saga "Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father," The Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday.

Mobster wants early release for transplant

NEW YORK, July 14 (UPI) -- A convicted New York mob associate of the late John Gotti is seeking early release from prison, saying he may need a kidney transplant.
Pacino to play underboss in 'Gotti'

Pacino to play underboss in 'Gotti'

CANNES, France, May 10 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Al Pacino has signed on to play Gambino crime family underboss Neil Dellacroce in "Gotti: Three Generations," the film's producers said.
Preston to star with Travolta in 'Gotti'

Preston to star with Travolta in 'Gotti'

NEW YORK, May 4 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Kelly Preston is to play mob boss John Gotti's wife, Victoria, in the upcoming film, "Gotti: Three Generations," the New York Daily News said.
Lindsay Lohan to play Kim Gotti

Lindsay Lohan to play Kim Gotti

LOS ANGELES, April 20 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Lindsay Lohan is to play Kim Gotti, the daughter-in-law of late mob boss John Gotti Sr., in "Gotti: Three Generations," the film's producer said.
Cassavetes not directing Gotti movie

Cassavetes not directing Gotti movie

LOS ANGELES, April 18 (UPI) -- Scheduling conflicts are preventing Nick Cassavetes from directing "Gotti: Three Generations" as planned, the U.S. film's producers said.
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Lohan attends 'Gotti' press conference

Lohan attends 'Gotti' press conference

NEW YORK, April 12 (UPI) -- Producer Marc Fiore said during a New York press conference Tuesday Lindsay Lohan is in talks for a role in "Gotti: Three Generations."
Travolta to play mob boss John Gotti

Travolta to play mob boss John Gotti

LOS ANGELES, March 31 (UPI) -- John Travolta is to play late mob boss John Gotti in director Nick Cassavetes' big-screen drama, "Gotti: Three Generations," The Hollywood Reporter said.
Travolta to star in biopic of John Gotti

Travolta to star in biopic of John Gotti

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- John Travolta reportedly will portray mob boss John Gotti in an upcoming biopic, a Hollywood veteran says.

Mob attorney found with pot in lockup

NEW YORK, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- An attorney who once represented mobster John Gotti was banned from visiting a federal jail in Manhattan when guards found marijuana in his bag, officials said.

Man threatens nurse over name

EVERETT, Wash., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A Washington man with a history of violence allegedly threatened to kill a nurse who laughed at his plan to name his newborn after John Gotti, officials say.
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