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Joe Bob's Drive-In: Obsessing Over A.I.

GRAPEVINE, Texas, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- I don't get the ending to "A.I.: Artificial Intelligence."
JOE BOB BRIGGS

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Actor Royce Applegate was found dead in the bedroom of his Hollywood Hills home Wednesday shortly after firefighters extinguished a blaze.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Film: Best of 2002

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Overall, 2002 was a better year for movies than the notoriously weak 2001, when many films were rushed to completion to avoid anticipated strikes by writers and
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Film of the Week: Kidman in 'The Hours'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Opening on Friday in Los Angeles and New York, and nationwide on Jan. 17, "The Hours" -- starring Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, and Meryl Streep -- is a peculi
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Analysis: Oscar clues in Globes nods?

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The announcement of nominations for the 60th annual Golden Globe Awards provided little clarity for anyone looking for clues to the Oscar race.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

"Chicago" led the field with eight nominations as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced nominees Thursday for the 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Nominees for 60th Golden Globe Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:

'Chicago' gets 8 Golden Globe nominations

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- "Chicago," a musical about two murderous women, led the field with eight nominations as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees Thursday

AFI names top movies, TV shows of 2002

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The American Film Institute has announced its selections for the AFI Awards 2002, the Los Angeles-based organization's almanac of "the year's most outstanding a

Hollywood Digest

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PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

2002 Yearend: Movies' fantastic year

(Part of UPI's Special Report reviewing 2002 and previewing 2003)
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Interview of the week: Nicolas Cage

This month, Nicolas Cage reinvents himself -- twice -- with an outstanding dual role in Spike Jonze's upcoming comedy-drama, "Adaptation," and an impressive directorial debut with the gritty drama, "Sonny."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Film of the Week: Cage in 'Adaptation'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Reviewers are raving over the Nicolas Cage-Meryl Streep comedy "Adaptation," which opens Friday in Los Angeles and New York and later expands nationwide, callin
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

The National Board of Review has named the Virginia Woolf drama, "The Hours," the Best Film of 2002.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Hollywood Digest

SONY'S BIG BOX-OFFICE NUMBER
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Rock News Two: The week in pop

Britney Spears is out of the restaurant business, at least for now.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Keb' Mo', Jerry Garcia, Curtis Mayfield, David Crosby, Peter, Paul and Mary, Arlo and Woody Guthrie are among the artists featured on "Freedom: Songs From The Heart of America," a three-CD boxed set due out Dec. 10 on Columbi
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Cathy's World: Hollywood schools

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Like everyone else, I read about Jack Grubman's embarrassing private school maneuvering earlier this month with the requisite smug sense of superiority.
CATHERINE SEIPP

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Preliminary box office receipts have been counted, laying to rest the debate of who would top the box office this week: Boy wizard Harry Potter or his countryman James Bond? The answer is Bond. James Bond.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Interview of the week: Nicole Kidman

Actress Nicole Kidman says at least one good thing was born of the stress accompanying her well-publicized break-up with Tom Cruise: It helped her prepare for t
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

It didn't take a magic wand to make Eminem's No. 1 film disappear -- just a little movie called "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," which earned a staggering $87.7 million its first weekend in theaters.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Box-office goodies are on their way

Other businesses may be riding out anxiety over the coming Christmas season, but Hollywood has nailed down a place on Santa's "nice" list -- with record-breaking grosses in prospect and a schedule of highly anticipated holiday releases.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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LIBERAL SENATOR DIES IN PLANE CRASH
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

'Bridges of Madison County' bridge gone

WINTERSET, Iowa, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The wooden covered bridge made famous by Robert Waller's "The Bridges of Madison County" has been destroyed by fire.

Book Review: On the 'Roads' again

Maybe it's the simple fact that I can't resist any scrap of information about those two deathless lovers Francesca Johnson and Robert Kincaid. Whatever the reason, I tagged along as Robert James Waller set off once again down "A Thousand Country Roads."
JESSIE THORPE
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