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'Boardwalk Empire' renewed for fifth season

'Boardwalk Empire' renewed for fifth season

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- HBO says it has ordered a fifth season of its 1920s New Jersey-set mob drama "Boardwalk Empire," starring Steve Buscemi.
'Wolf of Wall Street' release date to be postponed

'Wolf of Wall Street' release date to be postponed

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Martin Scorsese's eagerly awaited drama "The Wolf of Wall Street" won't be ready for its scheduled Nov. 15 release, The Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday.
Scorsese to present Brooks with AFI's highest honor

Scorsese to present Brooks with AFI's highest honor

LOS ANGELES, May 20 (UPI) -- Director Martin Scorsese is to present Mel Brooks with the American Film Institute's 41st Life Achievement Award, organizers announced.

Jerry Lewis gets standing ovation at Tribeca 'King of Comedy' showing

NEW YORK, April 28 (UPI) -- Comedian Jerry Lewis, 87, was met with a standing ovation after New York's Tribeca film festival's 30th anniversary screening of the movie "King of Comedy."
Scorsese's classic 'King of Comedy' to screen at Tribeca

Scorsese's classic 'King of Comedy' to screen at Tribeca

NEW YORK, March 28 (UPI) -- The Tribeca Film Festival's closing film will be Martin Scorsese's 30-year-old classic "The King of Comedy," organizers said Thursday.
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Chastain, Jackson set for Kimmel's 'Movie: The Movie' sequel trailer

Chastain, Jackson set for Kimmel's 'Movie: The Movie' sequel trailer

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Bradley Cooper, Jessica Chastain and Samuel L. Jackson will appear in the trailer for Jimmy Kimmel's mock Hollywood sequel "Movie: The Movie Twovie," ABC said.
Brown, John, Staples to perform tribute to Helm at Grammys

Brown, John, Staples to perform tribute to Helm at Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Zac Brown, Brittany Howard, Mumford & Sons, Elton John and Mavis Staples are to perform a tribute to the late Levon Helm at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
California memorial held for famed sitar player Ravi Shankar

California memorial held for famed sitar player Ravi Shankar

ENCINITAS, Calif., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- A memorial has been held for Indian sitar maestro Ravi Shankar near his home in Encinitas, Calif.
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Martin Scorsese to direct Bill Clinton documentary for HBO

Martin Scorsese to direct Bill Clinton documentary for HBO

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Martin Scorsese has confirmed he is directing and producing a documentary about former U.S. President Bill Clinton for HBO.

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3,600 iPad minis stolen from N.Y. airport

3,600 iPad minis stolen from N.Y. airport

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- New York police say they are looking for thieves who stole about $1.5 million in Apple iPad mini tablets from a cargo terminal at JFK International Airport.

Scorsese teams up with Iranian director

BUSAN, South Korea, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Kurdish-Iranian filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi said Martin Scorsese will team up as executive producer for his next film, "60 Seconds of Us."

Spike Lee to release Jackson documentary

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- ABC-TV says it has acquired the rights to U.S. director Spike Lee's documentary about the making of Michael Jackson's album, "Bad."
Scorsese reps call lawsuit 'meritless'

Scorsese reps call lawsuit 'meritless'

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Martin Scorsese's representatives say Cecchi Gori Pictures' breach-of-contract lawsuit against the Hollywood filmmaker is "shocking" and "meritless."

Scorsese sued for reneging on contract

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Cecchi Gori Pictures is suing Martin Scorsese for allegedly putting off a film he's under contract to direct, court documents filed in Los Angeles revealed.
'Raging Bull II' now called 'Bronx Bull'

'Raging Bull II' now called 'Bronx Bull'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- MGM says the upcoming film "Raging Bull II" is now called "The Bronx Bull" and is in no way associated with U.S. director Martin Scorsese's "Raging Bull."
'Shining' prequel film in the works?

'Shining' prequel film in the works?

HOLLYWOOD, July 29 (UPI) -- Film studio Warner Bros. could be exploring the possibility of a prequel to horror hit "The Shining," the Los Angeles Times reported.

Film critic Andrew Sarris dead at 83

NEW YORK, June 20 (UPI) -- Andrew Sarris, a film critic for The Village Voice and The New York Observer, died in Manhattan of complications of an infection related to a fall.
Scorsese, TWC bring 'Easy Money' to U.S.

Scorsese, TWC bring 'Easy Money' to U.S.

NEW YORK, June 14 (UPI) -- The Weinstein Co. says it is partnering with Martin Scorsese to present screenings of Daniel Espinosa's Swedish thriller, "Easy Money," in the United States.
'Goodfellas' mobster Henry Hill dead at 69

'Goodfellas' mobster Henry Hill dead at 69

NEW YORK, June 13 (UPI) -- Henry Hill, a former mobster who was the basis for characters in the films "Goodfellas" and "My Blue Heaven," has died in Los Angeles, his girlfriend said.

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The Band star Levon Helm dead at 71

The Band star Levon Helm dead at 71

WOODSTOCK, N.Y., April 19 (UPI) -- Arkansas-born rock musician and actor Levon Helm died in New York Thursday after a long battle with cancer, his family said on his Web site. He was 71.
Winfrey goes for laughs on Kimmel's Oscar special

Winfrey goes for laughs on Kimmel's Oscar special

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. media titan Oprah Winfrey was seen brawling with other members of the "Book Club Fight Club" in a comedic segment for Jimmy Kimmel's Oscar special.
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