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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007.
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'Lonesome Dove' prequel to air this winter

LOS ANGELES , Oct. 1 (UPI) -- "Comanche Moon," the Hollywood prequel to the immensely successful TV miniseries "Lonesome Dove," is slated to air on CBS this winter.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007.
By United Press International

Theron: Hugs the key to working with Jones

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Charlize Theron admits she was initially nervous about working with Tommy Lee Jones on their new film, "In the Valley of Elah."

Council OK's 1,000-unit Hollywood complex

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles City Council has approved a 1,000-unit apartment complex in Hollywood, the latest project in a revival of the once-seedy district.

Jones likes 'guest' role on new album

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Singer Rickie Lee Jones felt like a bit of a guest on her own new album recorded in Los Angeles. The songs on the veteran singer-songwriter's "The Sermon on Exposition Boulevard" were inspired by "The Words," author Lee Cantelon's book about the teachings

'Valley of Elah' adds more cast members

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The Hollywood film "In the Valley of Elah" added five new cast members this week, including actor Jason Patric and country singer Tim McGraw.

'In the Valley of Elah' cast grows

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Hollywood stars Susan Sarandon and Jonathan Tucker are joining fellow actors Tommy Lee Jones and Charlize Theron in the cast of "In the Valley of Elah."

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UPI almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006.
By United Press International

Jones, Theron in talks for Haggis film

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actors Tommy Lee Jones and Charlize Theron are in talks to be the leads in the next Hollywood offering from "Crash" director Paul Haggis.

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Today is Friday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2006 with 107 to follow.
By United Press International

Phillippe to play Two-Face in 'Knight'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Actor Ryan Phillippe will play the villain Two-Face in the upcoming Hollywood production of the "Batman Begins" sequel, "The Dark Knight."

Coens, Jones in talks for 'No Country'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Talks are under way with Joel and Ethan Coen to write, direct and produce a film based on Cormac McCarthy's 2005 novel "No Country for Old Men."

'Lonesome Dove' prequel coming to CBS

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Golden Globe nominee Larry McMurtry is working on a prequel to "Lonesome Dove" for CBS, it was reported Wednesday.

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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 8, the 312th day of 2005 with 53 to follow.
By United Press International

Picturehouse gets Keillor flick

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Picturehouse has acquired all North American rights to Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" directed by Robert Altman.

Speculation swirls around 'Dallas' cast

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Speculation is mounting in Hollywood about casting for the upcoming big screen treatment of the popular 1980s TV show "Dallas."

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Today is Thursday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2005 with 107 to follow.
By United Press International

Sony Pics picks up Tommy Lee Jones' film

TORONTO, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the North and South American rights to Tommy Lee Jones' feature film directorial debut.

Musician, poet Oscar Brown Jr. dies at 78

CHICAGO, May 31 (UPI) -- Oscar Brown Jr. -- a "startling genius" who portrayed black culture in music, poetry and plays -- has died of respiratory failure in Chicago. He was 78.

Directors of 'L'Enfant' win Palme D'Or

CANNES, France, May 23 (UPI) -- Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, brothers who directed "L'Enfant," have won the Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film festival in France.

Blood Retch songwriter commits suicide

PONTYPRIDD, Wales, March 17 (UPI) -- Fans of Welsh heavy metal band Blood Retch are mourning the suicide of singer-songwriter Gareth Bonetto, whose stage name was Eddie Richards.

Fergie has low profile at Palm Beach polo

WELLINGTON, Fla., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The former Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, was well-turned out at an exclusive Florida polo match but attracted little attention, the Palm Beach Post reports.

Michelle Shocked to release three new CDs

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Michelle Shocked will release three new albums in June, the singer-songwriter announced.

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Today is Monday, Nov. 8, the 313th day of 2004 with 53 to follow.
By United Press International
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