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Nick Nolte joins the cast of Fox's 'Broadchurch' remake

Nick Nolte joins the cast of Fox's 'Broadchurch' remake

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Nick Nolte has joined the cast of "Gracepoint," the upcoming U.S. remake of the British mystery series, "Broadchurch," Fox announced Monday.
Nick Nolte joins Fox 'Broadchurch' remake 'Gracepoint'

Nick Nolte joins Fox 'Broadchurch' remake 'Gracepoint'

Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Nick Nolte is moving to Gracepoint.
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Adam Levine gives 'Sexiest Man Alive' acceptance speech on 'Jimmy Kimmel'

Adam Levine gives 'Sexiest Man Alive' acceptance speech on 'Jimmy Kimmel'

Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The Maroon 5 rocker stopped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Wednesday to pick up an award for winning "Sexiest Man Alive."
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Augusto Odone of 'Lorenzo's Oil' fame dies at 80 in Italy

ACQUI TERME, Italy, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Augusto Odone, an Italian economist whose struggle to save his son was dramatized in the movie "Lorenzo's Oil," has died. He was 80.

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HBO halts production on 'Luck'

HBO halts production on 'Luck'

LOS ANGELES, March 14 (UPI) -- HBO and the producers of "Luck" say they've ceased production on the California-set racetrack drama after three horses were injured, then euthanized on its set.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012.
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Spielberg, Pitt, Streep attend Oscar lunch

Spielberg, Pitt, Streep attend Oscar lunch

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, George Clooney and Steven Spielberg were among those who attended Monday's Oscar nominees luncheon in Los Angeles.

Big star crowd expected at Oscar luncheon

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Nearly all of the stars up for Academy Awards will be on hand in Beverly Hills, Calif., next week for the annual nominees' luncheon, the organizers announced.
HBO bets on second season of 'Luck'

HBO bets on second season of 'Luck'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network HBO says it has renewed "Luck" for a 10-episode second season two days after the horse-racing drama debuted.
'Hugo' leads with 11 Oscar nods

'Hugo' leads with 11 Oscar nods

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" led the field with 11 nods, including one for Best Picture, when Oscar nominations were announced in Los Angeles Tuesday.

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'Help,' 'Descendants' lead SAG Award nods

'Help,' 'Descendants' lead SAG Award nods

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- "The Artist," "The Help" and "The Descendants" earned multiple Screen Actors Guild Award nominations in Los Angeles Wednesday.
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Nicholas King "Nick" Nolte (born February 8, 1941) is an American actor, film producer, voice artist, comedian, and former model.

Nolte was born Nicholas King Nolte in Omaha, Nebraska on February 8, 1941, the son of Helen (née King), a department store buyer, and Franklin A. Nolte, a farmer's son who worked in irrigation pump sales and who was an All-American football player at Iowa State University in 1934. Nolte's father was of German descent. Nolte's maternal grandfather, Matthew Leander King, invented the hollow-tile silo and was prominent in early aviation. His maternal grandmother ran the student union at Iowa State University. He has an older sister, Nancy, who was an executive for the Red Cross.

Nolte went to Westside High School in Omaha, where he was the kicker on the football team. Nolte originally attended Benson High, but got kicked out for a fight and hiding beer before practice and then getting caught drinking it during a practice session. He later attended Pasadena City College in southern California, and Arizona State University in Tempe (on a football scholarship); Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher; and Phoenix College in Phoenix. At Eastern Arizona, Nolte lettered in football as a tight end and defensive end, in basketball as a forward, and as a catcher on the baseball team. Poor grades eventually ended his studies, at which point his career in theatre began in earnest. While in college, Nolte worked for the Falstaff Brewery in Omaha. In 1965, he was arrested for selling counterfeit documents and was given a 45-year jail sentence and a $75,000 fine, however the sentence was suspended. This felony conviction prevented him from being eligible to join the military—at the time, he felt obliged to serve in the Vietnam War. As a result, Nolte says he felt incomplete as a young man for not going to Vietnam. After stints at the Pasadena Playhouse and The Stella Adler Academy in Los Angeles, Nolte spent several years traveling the country and working in regional theaters.

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