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'War of Worlds' wins weekend

LOS ANGELES, July 4 (UPI) -- Steven Spielberg, who invented the summer blockbuster with "Jaws" 30 years ago, scored a Fourth of July weekend box-office hit with "War of the Worlds."

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, April 16, the 106th day of 2005 with 259 to follow.
By United Press International

Jamie Foxx on black 'slots'

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Jamie Foxx says there is a lack of good movie roles for blacks because Hollywood has a slot system for black comics, Time magazine said in this week's issue.

Acts line up to play at MTV Movie Awards

LOS ANGELES, April 28 (UPI) -- The Beastie Boys, D12 and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have signed on to perform during the 2004 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, April 16, the 107th day of 2004 with 259 to follow.
By United Press International

Fox scores 'Momma 2'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- After three years of hoping for another whack at "Momma," Fox and Regency have gotten their wish.

Hollywood Analysis: So far, so good

LOS ANGELES, June 23 (UPI) -- So far this summer, the U.S. box office has failed to produce a hit the size of "Spider-Man" or "Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones," but perhaps mor
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

VideoView -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

What's new on the home video scene...
JACK E. WILKINSON, United Press International

Hollywood Digest

WHAT IS THE MATRIX? HUGE NUMBERS, THAT'S WHAT
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2003 with 259 to follow.
By United Press International

Hollywood Digest

What's happening in Hollywood.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

'Darkness Falls' wins mild U.S. box office

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The opening of horror-thriller "Darkness Falls" led the nation's box office with an estimated $12.5 million at 2,837 theaters during the Friday-Sunday period, studio sources said Sunday.

'Darkness Falls' wins mild US box office

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The opening of horror-thriller "Darkness Falls" led the nation's box office with an estimated $12.5 million at 2,837 theaters during the Friday-Sunday period, s

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

"Chicago", a musical comedy about murderous women and dreams of stardom, won three Golden Globe awards on Sunday, including best musical or comedy movie.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

'Kangaroo Jack' tops US box office

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The opening of family comedy "Kangaroo Jack Married" won the nation's box office with an estimated $17.7 million at 2,818 theaters during the Friday-Sunday peri
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Martin Lawrence
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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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