'Gone Girl' to have world premiere at the New York Film Festival

'Gone Girl' to have world premiere at the New York Film Festival

NEW YORK, July 17 (UPI) --David Fincher's big-screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel "Gone Girl" is to open the New York Film Festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center announced.
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Toms tied for lead in Mexico

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Former PGA Championship winner David Toms shot a 5-under-par 66 Thursday to share the lead after one round of the Mayakoba Golf Classic.

Bradley and Day share Puerto Rico lead

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico, March 14 (UPI) -- Michael Bradley posted a 4-under-par 68 Saturday to tie Jason Day for the lead after three rounds of the Puerto Rico Open.

Johnson shares lead; Perry stays close

MILWAUKEE, July 18 (UPI) -- First-round leader Richard S. Johnson held onto a share of the top spot at the U.S. Bank Championship Friday and Kenny Perry stayed within five shots.

Kent Jones leads at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Kent Jones, whose career-best finish on the PGA Tour has been a tie for sixth, took the first-round lead Thursday at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

McNeill leads by five shots in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- George McNeill shot a 5-under 67 Saturday to take a five-shot lead after the third round of the PGA's Frys.com Open in Las Vegas.

Luke Donald leads the Byron Nelson event

IRVING, Texas, April 27 (UPI) -- Luke Donald shot a 4-under 66 Friday for a one-shot lead over three players after two rounds of the PGA's Byron Nelson Championship at Irving, Texas.

Woods might miss the cut at Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods could miss the cut at the FUNAI Classic in Orlando, Fla., where play was suspended because of darkness Friday.

Three-way tie at Western Open

LEMONT, Ill., June 30 (UPI) -- Jim Furyk shot a seven-under-par 64 Thursday to join Ben Curtis and Todd Fischer as co-leaders after one round of the Western Open at Lemont, Ill.

Sluman sets course record with 62

PALM HARBOR, Fla., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Jeff Sluman shot a course-record 62 Thursday to seize a two-shot lead after one round of the Chrysler Championship.

Ellis, Bohn share lead in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Danny Ellis and Jason Bohn both shot 63 Thursday to share the lead after one round of the Michelin Championship.

Singh holds on to PGA 84 Lumber lead

FARMINGTON, Pa., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Vijay Singh shot even-par 72 Saturday to hold on to a two-shot edge at the 84 Lumber Classic.

Singh leads in quest for money record

FARMINGTON, Pa., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Vijay Singh, seeking his eighth win of the year and a single-season earnings record, maintained a two-shot lead Friday at the 84 Lumber Championship.

Elder keeps lead after two rounds

MADISON, Miss., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Brad Elder shot a 5-under-par 67 Friday and pushed his lead to two strokes midway through the Southern Farm Bureau Classic.

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Thomas Kenton "Kent" Jones (born June 12, 1964) is a writer and performer on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show, airing live M-F at 9p.m. Eastern time. He is an Emmy-winning comedy writer who also wrote and performed at Air America Radio.

A Missouri native, Kent moved to New York in 1986 and held a variety of journalism jobs working at InStyle and People and contributing freelance humor articles to various publications. In 1996, he discovered the 'far more legitimate field of fake news' at The Daily Show on Comedy Central, where he was a writer for five years. In 2000, Kent and his fellow writers won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy, Variety or Special, as well as the Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting. Kent then moved to Los Angeles and worked as a producer on shows at Oxygen and ABC.

In 2004 Kent moved back to New York to become part of the launch of Air America Radio. He wrote for Unfiltered with Lizz Winstead, Chuck D and Rachel Maddow where he delivered the "Unfiltered News." He also wrote extensively for Morning Sedition where he performed several characters including Foreign Correspondent Angus McFarquhar, Bill from Harlem and, most frequently, Planet Bush Bureau Chief Lawton Smalls. After the cancellation of Morning Sedition in December 2005, Kent continued to write and perform on The Marc Maron Show until its cancellation in July 2006. He appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show, with daily Sports and "Kent Jones Now" segments and additional co-hosting, especially during her "Ask Dr. Maddow" and "Pet Story" segments. The Lawton Smalls character made "calls" to The Sam Seder Show and was on the Nov 7th 2006 live webcam election coverage with Rachel Maddow. Jones left Air America on Friday, December 14, 2007, as a result of a "business decision" by the management.

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