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Fishburne on 'CSI' starts off strong

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The CBS crime drama "CSI" earned its highest ratings since its season debut this week with the debut of U.S. actor Laurence Fishburne, figures show.
Ferrera, Hewitt to be Emmys presenters

Ferrera, Hewitt to be Emmys presenters

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- America Ferrera, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Vanessa Williams are set to be presenters at "The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards" in Los Angeles, ABC said.
Fishburne named as new CSI star

Fishburne named as new CSI star

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Laurence Fishburne has been named to replace William Petersen as the star of the hit CBS TV series “CSI,” network officials said Monday.
Fishburne, Connick to present at Tonys

Fishburne, Connick to present at Tonys

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) -- Actors Laurence Fishburne and Harry Connick Jr. have joined the lineup of presenters at the upcoming "62nd annual Tony Awards" show in New York, CBS said.
'South Pacific' wins 5 Drama Desk awards

'South Pacific' wins 5 Drama Desk awards

NEW YORK, May 19 (UPI) -- Lincoln Center's staging of the 1949 Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "South Pacific" won five Drama Desk awards in New York Sunday.
Fishburne to direct, star in 'Alchemist'

Fishburne to direct, star in 'Alchemist'

CANNES, France, May 19 (UPI) -- Laurence Fishburne is set to direct, produce and star in a movie version of the novel "The Alchemist," The Weinstein Co. announced at the Cannes Film Festival.
Outer Critics Circle honors 'August'

Outer Critics Circle honors 'August'

NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- The Outer Critics Circle named "August: Osage County" the winner of its award for new Broadway play Monday.
Oprah, Rhimes top black moneymakers list

Oprah, Rhimes top black moneymakers list

NEW YORK, March 6 (UPI) -- Oprah Winfrey, Shonda Rhimes, Will Smith and Denzel Washington lead Black Enterprise magazine's list of top black Hollywood moneymakers.

Fishburne signs on for 'Armored' role

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Laurence Fishburne, French actor Jean Reno and Milo Ventimiglia are set to star in the new heist film "Armored," a report said Friday.

'21' to premiere at South by Southwest

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The Las Vegas-themed movie "21" is slated to open the upcoming 15th edition of the South by Southwest Film Conference & Festival in Austin, Texas.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, July 30, 2007.

Tuskegee airmen to get Gold Medal

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress will award the Tuskegee airmen the Congressional Gold Medal, 60 years after they flew for their country as it first black pilots.

NAACP awards theater honors

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Laurence Fishburne and Valarie Pettiford were named top actor and actress during the NAACP Theater Awards program in Los Angeles.

'America's Game' offers impressive lineup

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- The NFL Network's new TV series, "America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions," is offering a veritable all-star lineup of Hollywood narrators.

Black Film Awards names 'Akeelah' top film

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The Black Film Awards recognized "Akeelah & the Bee" as its outstanding film of the year at a ceremony in Los Angeles' Wiltern Theatre.

Film stars set to lead 'Fences' production

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A production of the drama "Fences" at the Pasadena, Calif., Playhouse has gotten another injection of film stars into its already impressive cast.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, July 30, the 211th day of 2006 with 154 to follow.
By United Press International

Celebrity babies get sweater surprise

LOS ANGELES, July 21 (UPI) -- Knitwear designer Suss Cousins has specially created two sweaters for Hollywood's most renowned babies -- Shiloh Jolie-Pitt and Suri Cruise. Suri, daughter of actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, has a sweater with a hot pink "S" knitted across the front o

'G.I. Jesus' gets CineVegas award

LAS VEGAS, June 19 (UPI) -- Carl Colpaert's film "G.I. Jesus" has been awarded the Grand Jury prize at the Las Vegas film festival, CineVegas.

'Akeelah' actress getting TV series

LOS ANGELES, June 15 (UPI) -- Illinois native Keke Palmer of the hit movie "Akeelah and the Bee" is having a TV series created just for her.

Videogame picks up on 'Dirty Harry' theme

LOS ANGELES, May 10 (UPI) -- Hollywood icons Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman and Laurence Fishburne will be seen and heard in a new videogame based the "Dirty Harry" films.

Bassett, Vance add twins to the family

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Film actress Angela Bassett and her TV actor husband, Courtney B. Vance, are celebrating the birth of their twins, it was announced Monday.

Starbucks turns to film promotion

SEATTLE, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Seattle-based Starbucks is expanding its offerings of coffee and CDs to include DVDs and film promotion, it was announced Thursday.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, July 30, the 211th day of 2005 with 154 to follow.
By United Press International

Fishburne, Seymour Hoffman join M:I III

LOS ANGELES, June 19 (UPI) -- Laurence Fishburne and Philip Seymour Hoffman are joining the cast of "Mission: Impossible III."
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