Comedians Morgan, Lawrence join 'Funeral'

LOS ANGELES, March 7 (UPI) -- Tracy Morgan and Martin Lawrence will star in the upcoming U.S. movie "Death at a Funeral" alongside fellow comedian Chris Rock, an industry source says.

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Cooperation key to Raven-Symone's success

NEW YORK, March 9 (UPI) -- U.S. actress-singer Raven-Symone says her success in the entertainment business has been helped by her ability to work well with others.

'10,000 B.C.' squashes opposition

LOS ANGELES, March 9 (UPI) -- The prehistoric epic "10,000 B.C." burst into U.S. theaters this weekend, leading four new movies into the Top 10.
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.

'Fool's Gold' a real treasure

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Warner Brothers struck 24 carat gold with "Fool's Gold," which debuted at No. 1 in U.S. theaters this weekend, Box Office Mojo reported.

Stolen Warhol painting recovered

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A New York man reportedly brought a stolen Andy Warhol painting to Christie's auction house to see if it could sell the work on consignment for him.

Two Picasso etchings stolen in Pacific NW

BELLVUE, Wash., July 13 (UPI) -- A trio of fast-moving thieves allegedly lifted a pair of Picasso etchings from an art gallery near Seattle this week.

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UPI almanac for Monday, April 16, 2007.
By United Press International

Not many movie ads on Super Bowl Sunday

MIAMI, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Super Bowl XLI fans will see only two ads for movies during Sunday's Chicago Bears-Indianapolis Colts clash in Miami.

William H. Macy joins 'Wild Hogs' cast

LOS ANGELES, April 17 (UPI) -- Actor William H. Macy has been added to the cast of Touchstone Pictures' "Wild Hogs," it was reported Monday.

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Today is Sunday, April 16, the 106th day of 2006 with 259 to follow.
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Tim Allen and George Lopez are 'Amigos'

LOS ANGELES, April 6 (UPI) -- Tim Allen and George Lopez have signed on to star in Touchstone Pictures' comedy, "Amigos," it was reported Thursday.

Hell's Angels sue Disney for 'Hogs'

LOS ANGELES, March 10 (UPI) -- The Hell's Angels Motorcycle Corp. has filed suit in Los Angeles federal court claiming the film, "Wild Hogs," stomps on its copyright.

Young actress gunned down

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A young actress who had a recurring role as a former gang-banger on CBS' "Judging Amy" has been killed in a Los Angeles gang shooting.
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Martin Lawrence

Shamika Gibbs (2010–present); 2 children

Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence (born April 16, 1965) is an American actor, comedian, director, and producer. He came to fame during the 1990s, establishing a Hollywood career as a leading actor, most notably the films Bad Boys and Bad Boys II. Lawrence has acted in numerous movie roles and starred in his own television series, Martin, which ran from 1992 to 1997.

Martin Lawrence born in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany, where his father, John Lawrence, served in the U.S. Military. He was given his first name after Martin Luther King, Jr. and his middle name after that of John F. Kennedy. After his parents divorced in 1973, Lawrence rarely saw his father, who worked as a police officer at the time. His mother, Chlora, began working several jobs to support her family. During his teen years, Lawrence excelled at boxing. While living in Maryland, he attended Thomas G. Pullen School of Creative and Performing Arts (Landover, Maryland), Fairmont Heights High School (Fairmount Heights, Maryland), Eleanor Roosevelt High School and also Friendly High School in Fort Washington, Maryland, becoming a Mid-Atlantic Golden Gloves boxing contender.

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