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'Hollywood Game Night' is renewed for a third season

'Hollywood Game Night' is renewed for a third season

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Oct. 6 (UPI) --The popular alternative series "Hollywood Game Night" has been renewed for a 10-episode third season, NBC says.
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Watch: Joaquin Phoenix plays a stoned '70s detective in the trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice'

Watch: Joaquin Phoenix plays a stoned '70s detective in the trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice'

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) --"Boogie Nights" director Paul Thomas Anderson is back, reuniting with Joaquin Phoenix for the star-studded adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's "Inherent Vice."
Matt Bradwell
NBC to air classic 'Saturday Night Live' episodes

NBC to air classic 'Saturday Night Live' episodes

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (UPI) --NBC says it will celebrate the 40th anniversary of "Saturday Night Live" by airing a classic episode of the New York sketch comedy series each weekend.
Karen Butler
Watch: Nasim Pedrad shows off uncanny Aziz Ansari impression in unaired SNL sketch

Watch: Nasim Pedrad shows off uncanny Aziz Ansari impression in unaired SNL sketch

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 17 (UPI) --Former SNL player Nasim Pedrad says she always loved playing tiny men on the show and constantly pushed to play "Parks and Recreation" star Aziz Ansari.
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Lea Michele 'is way better' than Judy Garland, says Martin Short

Lea Michele 'is way better' than Judy Garland, says Martin Short

NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) -- Martin Short joked that costar Lea Michele was "way better" than Judy Garland as the duo posed for the "Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return" premiere on Saturday.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
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Harold Ramis -- 'Ghostbusters' writer, co-star -- dead at 69

Harold Ramis -- 'Ghostbusters' writer, co-star -- dead at 69

CHICAGO, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Comic actor, director and writer Harold Ramis died Monday in Chicago after a long battle with autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, TMZ reported. He was 69.
Lorraine Bracco, Penny Marshall to play lesbians on new sitcom

Lorraine Bracco, Penny Marshall to play lesbians on new sitcom

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Penny Marshall and Lorraine Bracco will play a lesbian couple in a sitcom about the life of John Mulaney.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
Penny Marshall, Lorraine Bracco to play lesbians on sitcom

Penny Marshall, Lorraine Bracco to play lesbians on sitcom

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. actresses Penny Marshall and Lorraine Bracco are to play a lesbian couple in the upcoming Fox comedy series "Mulaney," TVGuide.com reported.
'Hollywood Game Night' to return to NBC Jan. 28

'Hollywood Game Night' to return to NBC Jan. 28

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Julie Bowen, Valerie Bertinelli, Lester Holt, Jason Alexander and Martin Short will be among the stars competing on "Hollywood Game Night," NBC said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 26, 2013.
By United Press International
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People in the news

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Children's choir opens this week's 'SNL'

Children's choir opens this week's 'SNL'

NEW YORK, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- "Saturday Night Live" began its first show after Friday's Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre in Connecticut with a children's choir singing "Silent Night."

Canada merges 2 major entertainment awards

TORONTO, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Separate awards for Canadian films and television production are being merged into one, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television said Tuesday.
'Frankenweenie' premieres: Austin, London

'Frankenweenie' premieres: Austin, London

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie," a Frankenstein parody, will have its world premiere in Austin, Texas, and its European premiere in London, officials said.
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Martin Short
NYP98111206 -13 NOVEMBER 1998 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Comedian/actor Steve Martin (right) clowns with actor Martin Short at the opening night party , November 12, for the revival production of the Broadway musical "Little Me" at the Roundabout Theatre in New York which stars Faith Prince and Martin Short. iw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Martin Hayter Short, CM (born March 26, 1950) is a Canadian-American comedian, actor, writer, singer and producer. He is best known for his comedy work, particularly on the TV programs SCTV and Saturday Night Live. He has also starred in many popular comedic films such as Three Amigos, Innerspace, Pure Luck, Jungle 2 Jungle, Mars Attacks!, Father of the Bride, and Father of the Bride Part 2.

Short, youngest of five children, was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, the son of Olive (née Hayter), a violinist, and Charles Patrick Short, a corporate executive with Stelco, a Canadian steel company. He had three older brothers, David, Michael, and Brian, and one older sister, Nora. Short's father was a Roman Catholic refugee from Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Northern Ireland, who came to North America as a stowaway during the Irish War of Independence. Short's mother, who was the concertmaster of the Hamilton Symphony Orchestra, encouraged Martin's early creative endeavours. His eldest brother, David, was killed in a car accident in 1962, when Short was 12. His mother died of cancer when he was 17; and, two years later in 1969, his father died of complications from a stroke.

Short attended Westdale Secondary School and graduated in 1972 from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work.

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