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Today is Monday, Sept. 9, the 252nd day of 2002 with 113 to follow.
By United Press International

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, May 6 (UPI) -- Move over, Batman -- you too, Superman; and that goes for you as well, Incredible Hulk; here comes Spider-Man, latest comic book hero to become a movie star.
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

Robert Duvall recovering from broken ribs

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 19 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor Robert Duvall was recovering Friday at his Virginia home, after breaking several ribs earlier this week when he fell off a horse while training for his upcoming Western "Open Range."

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

'ELLIE' WATCH The new NBC comedy "Watching Ellie" has only been on the air for a few weeks, but something of a deathbed watch is already being organized.
By United Press International

News from the entertainment capital

AUSTIN POWERS LOSES TITLE
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

News from the entertainment capital

'CLONES' HEADING FOR THE HOME STRETCH George Lucas and his hands at Lucasfilm Ltd. Are playing beat the clock as they get "Star Wars: Episode -- Attack of the Clones" ready to open in the U.S. this May -- a challenge made all the more difficult by the
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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Michael Keaton arrives at the premiere of "Layer Cake" May 2, 2005, in Los Angeles. (UPI Photo/John Hayes)
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Michael John Douglas (born September 5, 1951), better known by the stage name Michael Keaton, is an American actor known for his early comedic roles, most notably his breakout performance as the title character of Tim Burton's Beetlejuice (1988). Keaton is also famous for his dramatic portrayal of Bruce Wayne/Batman in Tim Burton's Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992). He has since appeared in various other films, including Pixar's Cars (2006) and Toy Story 3 (2010).

Keaton, the youngest of seven children, was born in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, and lived in Robinson Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. His father, George A. Douglas, worked as a civil engineer and surveyor, and his mother, Leona Elizabeth (née Loftus), a homemaker, came from a Scots-Irish community in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. Keaton was raised in a large Catholic family and attended Montour High School in Pennsylvania. He studied speech for two years at Kent State before dropping out and moving to Pittsburgh.

An unsuccessful attempt at stand-up comedy led Keaton to working as a TV cameraman at public television station WQED (TV) in Pittsburgh. Keaton first appeared on TV in the Pittsburgh-based public television programs, including "Where the Heart Is" and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1975), as one of the "Flying Zucchini Brothers." He also served as a full-time production assistant on the show. (In 2004, following Fred Rogers' death, Keaton hosted the PBS memorial tribute program, Fred Rogers: Everybody's Favorite Neighbor.) Keaton also worked as an actor in Pittsburgh theatre; he played the role of Rick in the Pittsburgh premiere of David Rabe's Sticks and Bones with the Pittsburgh Poor Players.

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