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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2006 with 313 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2005 with 313 to follow.
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Legal questions off-limits for Reubens

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A publicist setting up media interviews for actor Paul Reubens is putting questions about his legal problems off-limits, the New York Daily News said Tuesday.

Paul Reubens returns as Pee-wee Herman

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Paul Reubens will resume his Pee-wee Herman characterization after a 13-year break with the Thursday DVD release of kids' show "Pee-wee's Playhouse."

Pee Wee Herman opens up on 'Dateline'

NEW YORK, April 2 (UPI) -- Appearing on "Dateline NBC," Paul Reubens broke his silence regarding his 1991 arrest for indecent exposure and recent guilty plea to an obscenity charge.

Prosecutors settle with Pee-wee actor

HOLLYWOOD, March 19 (UPI) -- Pee-wee Herman's big misadventure with the U.S. legal system seems to have come to an end.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2004 with 314 to follow.
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Timberlake passes on Elton John role

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Popstar Justin Timberlake has turned down a role as a younger version of Elton John in an upcoming movie about the long-time British music idol.

Jack Black wants to rock the elementaries

TORONTO, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Jack Black hopes his irreverent film "School of Rock," where he teaches fifth graders about rock and roll will become regular TV fare.

Feature: Mindy Sterling wings it

LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) -- Mindy Sterling, best known as Frau Farbissina in the "Austin Powers" movies, thrives on making it up as she goes along -- she is a specialist in improvisation.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2003 with 313 to follow.
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A Blast from the Past

It was on this date in 1965 that Malcolm X was assassinated at a rally in New York City. He was 39. The black leader had angered a number of people when he renounced the Black Muslim sect to form the Organization of Afro-American Liberty and to practice a
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A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI package of A Blast from the Past for Feb. 17-23.
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Hollywood Analysis: 2002's ups and downs

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The entertainment media had more than enough to do in 2002, beyond the usual drudgery of watching movies and TV shows and then writing about them. There were pl
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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Paul Reubens
Actor Paul Reubens, a cast member in the political satire horror motion picture "The Tripper", carries a prop ax as he arrives for the film's premiere at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles on April 11, 2007. Patricia Arquette stars in the NBC television drama series "Medium". (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)

Paul Reubens (born Paul Rubenfeld; August 27, 1952) is an American actor, writer, film producer, and comedian, best known for his character Pee-wee Herman. Reubens joined the Los Angeles troupe The Groundlings in the 1970s and started his career as an improvisational comedian and stage actor. In 1982, Reubens put up a show about a character he had been developing during the last few years. The show was called The Pee-wee Herman Show and it ran for five sellout months with HBO producing a successful special with it. Pee-wee became an instant cult figure and for the next decade Reubens would be completely committed to his character, doing all of his public appearances and interviews as Pee-wee. In 1985 Pee-wee's Big Adventure, directed by the then unknown Tim Burton, was a financial success and, despite receiving mixed reviews, it developed into a cult film. Big Top Pee-wee, 1988's sequel, was less successful than its predecessor. Between 1986 and 1990, Reubens starred as Pee-wee in the CBS Saturday-morning children's program Pee-wee's Playhouse.

In July 1991, after deciding to take a few years' sabbatical from Pee-wee, Reubens was arrested for indecent exposure in an adult theater in Sarasota, Florida. The arrest set off a chain reaction of national media attention that changed the general public's view of Reubens and Pee-wee. The arrest postponed Reubens's engagement in big projects until 1999, when he appeared in the big-budget Mystery Men and Blow and started giving interviews as himself rather than as Pee-wee.

Since 2006, Reubens has been making cameos and guest appearances in numerous projects, such as Reno 911!, 30 Rock, Dirt, and Pushing Daisies. Since the 1990s, he has worked on two possible Pee-wee films—one dark and adult, dubbed The Pee-wee Herman Story, and one a family-friendly epic adventure called Pee-wee's Playhouse: The Movie.

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