Bates, Curry join 'Alice' cast

Bates, Curry join 'Alice' cast

NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) -- Kathy Bates, Tim Curry and Colm Meany have joined the cast of "Alice," a four-hour TV movie being shot in Vancouver, SCI FI said.
1M copies of 'Prey' sold in North America

1M copies of 'Prey' sold in North America

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- One million copies of "Tyler Perry's The Family that Preys" have been sold in the United States and Canada since its release on DVD last week, Lionsgate said.

'Earth' sci-fi flick is No. 1

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The science fiction remake "The Day the Earth Stood Still" opened strongly in U.S. theaters this weekend, grabbing the top spot, Box Office Mojo said Sunday.
'Earth' remake set for IMAX release

'Earth' remake set for IMAX release

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The remake of the Hollywood film classic "The Day the Earth Stood Still" is to be released in IMAX this December, said IMAX Corp. and Twentieth Century Fox.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 28, 2008.
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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, June 28, 2007.

Strip-tease scene leaves Swank in stitches

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Two-time Oscar Award-winner Hilary Swank proved what a good sport she was after being injured on the New York set of her new film, "P.S. I Love You."

Toronto Film Fest films seek buyers

TORONTO, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The Toronto Film Festival is featuring high-profile films even though the market for art films is slow, a report says.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, June 28, the 179th day of 2006 with 186 to follow.
By United Press International

Top stars to voice 'Who Lost Santa's Sack'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Oscar winner Kathy Bates and Emmy winner Ed Asner will join comedian Norm McDonald in voicing the animated holiday film "Who Stole Santa's Sack?"

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, June 28, the 179th day of 2005 with 186 to follow.
By United Press International

'Six Feet Under' shifts to Mondays

LOS ANGELES, May 5 (UPI) -- "Six Feet Under" will move from Sunday nights to Mondays when it returns for its fifth and final season, HBO announced Thursday.

DreamWorks sets date for 'Bee Movie'

LOS ANGELES, April 28 (UPI) -- DreamWorks Animation has set a Nov. 2, 2007, release date for the animated feature "Bee Movie," Daily Variety reported Thursday.

Redford plays Ike in 'Charlotte's Web'

HOLLYWOOD, April 6 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning filmmaker Robert Redford lends his voice to Ike the arachnophobic horse in the upcoming movie of the children's classic "Charlotte's Web."

Outkast's Andre in 'Charlotte's Web'

MELBOURNE, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Outkast's Andre 3000 will voice the part of a crow in a live action/animated adaptation of "Charlotte's Web."

Film academy re-elects Pierson president

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning producer-director-writer Frank Pierson has been re-elected as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Bates' new role is TV talk-show hostess

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Kathy Bates says she was inspired by, but not trying to impersonate, TV personalities Jerry Springer and Oprah Winfrey in her movie, "Little Black Book."

Murphy: 'Black Book' realistic comedy

NEW YORK, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Hollywood star Brittany Murphy says she relished working on "Little Black Book" because it wasn't standard,

Livingston: 'Book' character not a 'heel'

NEW YORK, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Ron Livingston says he used what little time he has in the new romantic comedy "Little Black Book" to make his character likable.

Hunter enjoyed irony of 'Black Book' role

NEW YORK, July 28 (UPI) -- Holly Hunter says she sees some connections between her new U.S. comedy "Little Black Book" and her 1987 breakthrough film "Broadcast News."

The Almanac

Today is Monday, June 28, the 180th day of 2004 with 186 to follow.
By United Press International

Analysis: 'Fahrenheit 9/11' has a date

LOS ANGELES, June 2 (UPI) -- "Fahrenheit 9/11" has a U.S. release date, June 25, that presents both challenges and opportunities for Michael Moore and the consortium of companies that will
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'Six Feet Under' set to return next month

HOLLYWOOD, May 14 (UPI) -- "Six Feet Under," the quirky U.S. series about a family of funeral directors is set to return on HBO June 13, just as "The Sopranos" wraps for the season.

Bates to voice Sea Hag character

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Kathy Bates has agreed to lend her voice to the character of Sea Hag/Siren in an upcoming "Popeye" television special, Daily Variety reported Thursday.

Stars line up to go 'Six Feet Under'

NEW YORK, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Some of Hollywood's best and brightest are lining up to guest star on HBO's hit funeral-home drama "Six Feet Under."
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