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TONI BRAXTON TO STAR IN NEW 'AIDA'
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Families say don't forget other soldiers

FORT HOOD, Texas, April 14 (UPI) -- The families of two former prisoners of war Monday cautioned the nation not to forget the U.S. military personnel still missing in action and in combat in Iraq.

Families say don't forget other soldiers

FORT HOOD, Texas, April 14 (UPI) -- The families of two former prisoners of war Monday cautioned the nation not to forget U.S. military personnel still missing and in combat in Iraq. Michelle Will

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

"Living With Michael Jackson," a documentary of the eccentric pop star, was set to air Monday night in the United Kingdom.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Award-winning Broadway and television diva Nell Carter died of natural causes in Beverly Hills Thursday. She was 54. According to her publicist Roger Lane, Carter collapsed in her home and was discovered by one of her 13-year-old sons
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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Researchers say there is a link between the increasing strength of the northeast monsoon and decreasing strength of the southwest monsoon, nitric oxide might explain the survival rate difference between men and women with sickle cell anemia, and other sci
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

Interview: Kelly Rowland

DETROIT, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Kelly Rowland has been one of the "other" members of the multi-platinum pop group Destiny's Child, laboring in the considerable shadow cast by co-founder and go
GARY GRAFF

Mike Leigh farce falls on its unfunny face

NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- An off-Broadway production of Mike Leigh's comedy, "Smelling a Rat," proves that even a talented playwright and screenwriter can have an off day, especially when attempting to write farce, the most difficult of all theatrical forms.
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

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WHERE DOES THE LINE FORM?
PAT NASON and DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

A DASH OF COUNTRY AND INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR ADDED TO DIVAS The Dixie Chicks and Latin pop singer Shakira will join Mary J. Blige, Cher and Celine Dion when "VH1 Divas Las Vegas: A Benefit Concert for the VH1 Save the Music Foundation" airs live from the MG
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

TALKING HEADS The original four members of the Talking Heads -- frontman David Byrne, guitarist Jerry Harrison, drummer Tina Weymouth and bassist Chris Frantz -- will perform together for the first time in more than a decade at next month?s Rock & Roll Ha
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop music

INTO THE HALL
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

DESTINY'S CHILD
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

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STARS LINE UP FOR AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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Michelle Williams
Actress Michelle Williams arrives at the 24th annual Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California on February 21, 2009. Mickey Rourke and "The Wrestler" won top honors at the Spirit Awards here Saturday, the annual eve-of-Oscars salute to the best of independent cinema. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Michelle Ingrid Williams (born September 9, 1980) is an American actress. She first achieved recognition for her role as Jen Lindley on The WB television teen drama, Dawson's Creek, from 1998 to 2003. Williams later graduated to full-length features, including Prozac Nation (2001), Brokeback Mountain (2005), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, as well as I'm Not There (2007), Shutter Island (2010) and Blue Valentine (2010), for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.

Williams was born in Kalispell, Montana, the daughter of Carla Ingrid (née Swenson), a homemaker, and Larry Richard Williams, a stock and commodities trader. When Williams was nine, her family moved to San Diego, California, and, at an early age, she became interested in acting. At age 15, faced with her parents' disapproval, she emancipated herself from them. After completing the ninth grade at the Upper School of Santa Fe Christian Schools, in Solana Beach, California, she left school in order to pursue her acting career in Dawson's Creek.

In 1997, she won the Robbins World Cup Trading Championship, as her father had done 10 years earlier. She won after turning $10,000 into $110,000 over the course of a year and that gain (as of 2006) is the fourth highest in the history of that competition (her father has the highest).

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