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TV, film producer William Self dies

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- William Self, the movie and television executive who produced John Wayne's last movie, has died in California, his daughter said.

The Duke's manse on the market

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Well, Pilgrim, if you want to buy John Wayne's home in Orange County, Calif., it'll cost you a cool $2.2 million.
Damon, Brolin eye 'True Grit' remake

Damon, Brolin eye 'True Grit' remake

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. actors Matt Damon and Josh Brolin are in talks to star in the Coen brothers' upcoming remake of the classic western, "True Grit," sources told Variety.

Police: Armed man a John Wayne cutout

WORLAND, Wyo., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Police in Wyoming said an armed man reported outside of a woman's home turned out to be a cardboard cutout of John Wayne set up by her daughter.

Tawny Kitaen arrested on DWI charge

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Tawny Kitaen, who appeared in the reality show "Celebrity Rehab," has been arrested for driving while intoxicated, police say.

Georgia senior foils home invasion

MARIETTA, Ga., July 16 (UPI) -- An 83-year-old man in Mableton, Ga., has earned the nickname John Wayne after foiling a home invasion during a gunfight with an assailant, his son-in-law says.
Coen brothers planning 'True Grit' remake

Coen brothers planning 'True Grit' remake

LOS ANGELES, March 23 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning fraternal filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen are planning a remake of the Hollywood classic "True Grit," Variety.com said.

Pilot says he smelled smoke on plane

SANTA ANA, Calif., June 15 (UPI) -- At least 100 people were evacuated from a Southwest Airlines jetliner at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, Calif., after the pilot said he smelled smoke.

Murder defendant claims run-in with Gacy

CHICAGO, June 11 (UPI) -- An Illinois convict says a scary encounter with serial killer John Wayne Gacy started him down the path to becoming a sexual murderer himself.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, May 26, 2008.
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UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of Thoroughbred stakes action.
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Publicist Warren Cowan dead at 87

Publicist Warren Cowan dead at 87

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 15 (UPI) -- Warren Cowan, co-founder of the famed Hollywood public relations firm Rogers & Cowan, has died in Los Angeles. He was 87.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 10, 2008.
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Billy Idol's 'best of' CD has 2 new songs

Billy Idol's 'best of' CD has 2 new songs

HOLLYWOOD, May 1 (UPI) -- "The Very Best of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself" album will feature two new songs from the British rock icon, Capitol/EMI said Thursday.

Gun dealer wants more guns on campus

GREEN BAY, Wis., March 5 (UPI) -- The dealer who sold a pistol to the Virginia Tech killer and accessories to the Northern Illinois University killer says there should be more guns on campuses.

Wave power is making waves, politically

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved 47 permits for companies to turn water currents into electricity, it was reported Tuesday.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it.

Suspect stuck after impaling feet ... Wis. village Web site hacked ... Mayor uses magazine as ID at airport ... Man bites off chunk of prostitute's ear ... The world as we know it from UPI.

Mayor uses magazine as ID at airport

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The mayor of Charleston, W.Va., used a photo in a magazine as a form of identification when a California airport would not accept his expired driver's license.

Poll: Denzel is America's fave film star

HOLLYWOOD , Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Participants in a new U.S. Harris Poll voted for Denzel Washington as their favorite movie star.

Cage sells O.C. home for $35M

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Nicolas Cage has reportedly sold his Newport Beach, Calif., home for $35 million, setting a new residential sales record for Orange County.

Newport wants bronze statue of John Wayne

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Newport Beach, Calif., officials are considering trying to persuade a bank to give its bronze statue of John Wayne to the city where the actor once lived.

Actress Laraine Day dead at 87

IVINS, Utah, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Movie actress Laraine Day has died at the home of her daughter in Ivins, Utah, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. She was 87.

Snoop Dogg sentenced to clean up park

SANTA ANA, Calif., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. rapper Snoop Dogg has been ordered to complete 160 hours of community service for illegal possession of a dangerous weapon.

Oprah, Elvis top celebrity neighbor list

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Oprah Winfrey, Elvis Presley and Donald Trump are the top three celebrities people in the United States would like to have as neighbors, a new poll found.

Calif. Hall of Fame inductees announced

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Computer whiz Steve Jobs will lead a baker's dozen of celebrities into the California Hall of Fame this year.
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