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Billy Bob Thornton stars in first 'Fargo' teaser

Billy Bob Thornton stars in first 'Fargo' teaser

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman will star in the Coen brothers' adaptation of their 1996 classic.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.
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Najimy lands role on 'The Big C'

Najimy lands role on 'The Big C'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Kathy Najimy and Isaac Mizrahi are to guest star on the four-part conclusion of "The Big C," U.S. cable network Showtime said Thursday.
'West Wing' stars reunite in 'The Oranges'

'West Wing' stars reunite in 'The Oranges'

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Allison Janney and Oliver Platt say having previously worked together on TV's "The West Wing" helped them play a long-married New Jersey couple in the new big-screen comedy, "The Oranges."
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Tucci and Blunt wed again

Tucci and Blunt wed again

LONDON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Stanley Tucci and British literary agent Felicity Blunt exchanged vows during a formal ceremony in London, weeks after marrying in a civil service.
Amy Adams to star in 'Into the Woods'

Amy Adams to star in 'Into the Woods'

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- This summer's edition of Shakespeare in the Park in New York will feature productions of "Into the Woods" and "As You Like It," organizers said.
Janney to guest star on 'The Big C'

Janney to guest star on 'The Big C'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Cable network Showtime has hired Allison Janney for a role in Season 3 of its cancer-themed dramedy "The Big C," The Hollywood Reporter said.

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Fencing great Bob Anderson dead at 89

LONDON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Former Olympic fencer and Hollywood fight choreographer Bob Anderson has died, the British Academy of Fencing said. He was 89.
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'Beginners' wins big at Gotham Awards

'Beginners' wins big at Gotham Awards

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- "Tree of Life" and "Beginners" tied for the Best Feature prize at the 2011 Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York Monday.
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Platt, Falco to host Gotham Independent Film Awards

Platt, Falco to host Gotham Independent Film Awards

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Oliver Platt and Edie Falco are to serve as co-hosts of this month's 21st annual Gotham Independent Film Awards ceremony in New York, organizers said.
Lea Michele to star in 3D 'Oz' musical

Lea Michele to star in 3D 'Oz' musical

LOS ANGELES, June 15 (UPI) -- "Glee" star Lea Michele has signed on to play the title character in the upcoming 3D movie musical "Dorothy of Oz," E! News reported.
Laurie, Keener cast in big-screen comedy

Laurie, Keener cast in big-screen comedy

NEW YORK, April 6 (UPI) -- Hugh Laurie, Catherine Keener, Leighton Meester and Allison Janney have begun work on "The Oranges," a film now shooting in New York.
Full season of 'The Big C' ordered

Full season of 'The Big C' ordered

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Showtime announced it has picked up a full season of "The Big C," an original comedy series starring Hollywood actress Laura Linney.
'2012' television series in the works

'2012' television series in the works

NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- German-born director Roland Emmerich says a U.S. television series is being planned to follow up his new global disaster flick "2012."
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'Frost/Nixon' to open London film fest

'Frost/Nixon' to open London film fest

LONDON, June 26 (UPI) -- Ron Howard's big-screen adaptation of Peter Morgan's stage drama "Frost/Nixon" is to open the Times BFI London Festival this fall, organizers said.

Rosie O'Donnell returning to 'Nip/Tuck'

LOS ANGELES, June 26 (UPI) -- Rosie O'Donnell is coming back to "Nip/Tuck" this fall and will play the love interest to guest star Oliver Platt on the U.S. TV show.

Filming begins on ESPN Yankees miniseries

NEW YORK, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner will be played by Oliver Platt and John Turturro plays Billy Martin in ESPN's miniseries, "The Bronx is Burning."

Writer Goodman to pen 'Great Chefs' remake

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Actor Oliver Platt has signed on to star in a remake of the film, "Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?," to be set in Las Vegas.

John Cusack gets some 'Grace'

LOS ANGELES, March 2 (UPI) -- John Cusack is producing and starring in the indie drama "Grace Is Gone," about a family's reaction when a young military mom dies in the Iraqi war.

Oliver Platt readies for Broadway debut

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Film and TV star Oliver Platt is set to make his Broadway debut in the U.S. production of "Shining City," it was reported Wednesday.

Stone signs onto Showtime's 'Huff'

LOS ANGELES, June 15 (UPI) -- Emmy winner Sharon Stone has signed on to appear in at least two episodes of Showtime's "Huff."
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