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'LEGO' takes box office for third straight weekend

LOS ANGELES, D.C., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- "The LEGO Movie," with the voice of Will Ferrell among others, led the box office for the third straight weekend with $31.45 million.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.
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Kevin Costner channels Liam Neeson in action-packed '3 Days to Kill' trailer

Kevin Costner channels Liam Neeson in action-packed '3 Days to Kill' trailer

Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The 58-year-old acting veteran steps back into a leading man role, following his turn as Superman's adoptive father in "Man of Steel."
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Kevin Costner lawsuit against production company dismissed

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles judge dismissed Kevin Costner's lawsuit alleging Morgan Creek Productions fraudulently concealed profits from "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves."
Hans Zimmer pens new Superman score for 'Man of Steel'

Hans Zimmer pens new Superman score for 'Man of Steel'

Director Zack Snyder says he tapped German-born film composer Hans Zimmer to score "Man of Steel" because he didn't want to borrow from previous Superman movies.
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Michael Shannon was 'ecstatic' to play Zod in 'Man of Steel'

Michael Shannon was 'ecstatic' to play Zod in 'Man of Steel'

NEW YORK, June 14 (UPI) -- Michael Shannon, an American actor known for his intense performances in independent films and stage dramas, says he was "ecstatic" to play the villain General Zod in the new Superman movie "Man of Steel."
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'Man of Steel' star Russell Crowe says he never saw a Superman movie

'Man of Steel' star Russell Crowe says he never saw a Superman movie

New Zealand-born actor Russell Crowe says he never saw a Superman movie before playing the alien hero's biological father Jor-El in director Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Downton Abbey,' Cranston, Danes win SAG Awards for television drama

'Downton Abbey,' Cranston, Danes win SAG Awards for television drama

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The Maggie Smith-led cast of the British import "Downton Abbey" was named Best Ensemble in a Drama at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles Sunday.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.
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'Homeland,' 'Game Change' take top TV Globes

'Homeland,' 'Game Change' take top TV Globes

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Showtime's CIA thriller "Homeland" and HBO's political drama "Game Change" won big at the Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Los Angeles Sunday night.

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'Field of Dreams' movie site sold

'Field of Dreams' movie site sold

DUBUQUE, Iowa, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Investors have completed the purchase of the Iowa baseball field from the movie "Field of Dreams" and say they plan to add 24 more ball fields to the facility.
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'Game Change,' 'Homeland' up for multiple Globes

'Game Change,' 'Homeland' up for multiple Globes

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- "The Big Bang Theory," "Episodes," "Girls," "Modern Family" and "Smash" were nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Comedy Series in Los Angeles Thursday.
'Homeland,' 'Abbey,' 'Office' nominated for SAG awards

'Homeland,' 'Abbey,' 'Office' nominated for SAG awards

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Screen Actors Guild nominated "Boardwalk Empire," "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "Homeland" and "Mad Men" for its Best Ensemble in a Drama prize.

Cyrus in talks for Bonnie and Clyde series

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. singer and actress Miley Cyrus is negotiating a role as Bonnie Parker in a Lifetime and History miniseries, "Bonnie & Clyde," CNN reported.
'Homeland' wins big at Emmys

'Homeland' wins big at Emmys

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- "Homeland," "Hatfields & McCoys" and "Game Change" were the big winners in the drama categories at the Emmy Awards presentation in Los Angeles Sunday night.
'Hatfields' tops DVD sales chart

'Hatfields' tops DVD sales chart

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Kevin Costner's television miniseries "Hatfields & McCoys" is the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray in the United States, Rentrak reported Thursday.
Stephen Baldwin sues Costner over oil device

Stephen Baldwin sues Costner over oil device

NEW ORLEANS, June 4 (UPI) -- Actors Kevin Costner and Stephen Baldwin were in court Monday in New Orleans, battling over a business deal for a device designed to contain oil spills
13.9M catch 'Hatfields & McCoys' debut

13.9M catch 'Hatfields & McCoys' debut

NEW YORK, May 30 (UPI) -- The first installment of the American miniseries "Hatfields & McCoys" was seen by 13.9 million total viewers when it debuted, the History channel said.
Cohen, Russell leave 'Django' cast

Cohen, Russell leave 'Django' cast

NEW ORLEANS, May 11 (UPI) -- Sacha Baron Cohen and Kurt Russell have dropped out of Quentin Tarantino's 19th century-set American drama, "Django Unchained."
'Bodyguard' returning to theaters

'Bodyguard' returning to theaters

CENTENNIAL, Colo., March 14 (UPI) -- The 1992 romantic thriller "The Bodyguard," starring Kevin Costner and the late Whitney Houston, is headed back to 400 U.S. theaters, screening organizers said.
Winans says he'll miss 'crazy Whitney'

Winans says he'll miss 'crazy Whitney'

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Gospel singer BeBe Winans laughed through tears, and told the crowd at Whitney Houston's New Jersey funeral he will miss "crazy Whitney."
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Kevin Costner to speak at Whitney Houston's funeral

Kevin Costner to speak at Whitney Houston's funeral

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Kevin Costner is to say a few words at the New Jersey funeral of Whitney Houston, his co-star in the 1992 blockbuster "The Bodyguard," sources told People.com.
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