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Rooney Mara casting as Tiger Lily sparks criticism

Rooney Mara casting as Tiger Lily sparks criticism

March 23 (UPI) -- Critics say casting of Rooney Mara as Native American princess Tiger Lily in "Peter Pan" adaptation is "shameful."
Danielle Haynes
Rooney Mara to play Tiger Lily in upcoming Peter Pan film

Rooney Mara to play Tiger Lily in upcoming Peter Pan film

March 13 (UPI) -- Rooney Mara has signed on to play Tiger Lily in the upcoming Warner Bros. adaptation of the Peter Pan tale, "Pan."
Veronica Linares
Greta Gerwig to star in CBS' 'How I Met Your Dad'

Greta Gerwig to star in CBS' 'How I Met Your Dad'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Greta Gerwig has signed on to play the lead role in the CBS spinoff for {i:How I Met Your Mother}, {i:How I Met Your Dad}.
Veronica Linares
Open casting call for Peter Pan film to take place in London

Open casting call for Peter Pan film to take place in London

LONDON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- An open casting call for a child actor to play Peter Pan is scheduled in London later this month, the BBC reported Monday.
Bill Murray soars as Peter Pan on 'Late Show' [VIDEO]

Bill Murray soars as Peter Pan on 'Late Show' [VIDEO]

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Bill Murray said his Peter Pan entrance was inspired by Carrie Underwood's live television performance as Maria in "Sound of Music."
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
Hugh Jackman confirmed for role in Peter Pan picture

Hugh Jackman confirmed for role in Peter Pan picture

BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Australian actor Hugh Jackman has been hired to star in the upcoming live-action Peter Pan feature for director Joe Wright, Warner Bros. confirmed.
Hugh Jackman to play Blackbeard in Peter Pan picture

Hugh Jackman to play Blackbeard in Peter Pan picture

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Australian actor Hugh Jackman has signed on to play the pirate Blackbeard in Hollywood's upcoming Peter Pan picture, Variety reported Friday.
Mark Hamill won't confirm 'Star Wars' return in Reddit AMA

Mark Hamill won't confirm 'Star Wars' return in Reddit AMA

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The original "Star Wars" actor answered fan questions during a Reddit Q&A session on Wednesday.
Kate Stanton
Joe Wright to direct Peter Pan film for Warner Bros.

Joe Wright to direct Peter Pan film for Warner Bros.

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- British director Joe Wright is to direct an as-yet-untitled, live-action Peter Pan adventure, Warner Bros. announced.
'Peter Pan' live musical to air on NBC in December

'Peter Pan' live musical to air on NBC in December

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- NBC plans to air a live musical staging of "Peter Pan" Dec. 4., Robert Greenblatt, entertainment chairman of the U.S.television network, said Monday.
'Man of Steel' sequel release postponed to 2016

'Man of Steel' sequel release postponed to 2016

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The release date for the sequel to the Superman movie "Man of Steel" has been pushed back nearly a year to 2016, Warner Bros. announced in Hollywood.
Disney Junior orders more 'Sofia,' 'Jake,' 'Doc McStuffins'

Disney Junior orders more 'Sofia,' 'Jake,' 'Doc McStuffins'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The animated series "Sofia the First," "Doc McStuffins" and "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" have been renewed, U.S. cable network Disney Junior said.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
'Peter and the Starcatcher' play to close off-Broadway

'Peter and the Starcatcher' play to close off-Broadway

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The producers of "Peter and the Starcatcher" say the "Peter Pan" prequel is to play its final performance off-Broadway Jan. 12.

Racing action shifts to Churchill Downs, Belmont

Racing embraces fall this weekend as New Yorkers move back to Belmont Park, Del Mar is done and Churchill Downs opens a new fall meeting.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

A look ahead at weekend racing plus Fourth of July results

Canada's signature race of the year, some defending Breeders' Cup champions and speed, speed, speed all are on tap in weekend racing.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Alleged boat thief told police in Massachusetts he was 'Peter Pan'

BOSTON, July 2 (UPI) -- Police in Massachusetts said a Maine man accused of stealing a boat in the Charles River gave his name to officers as "Peter Pan."

'Grease' opening animator John David Wilson dead at 93

BLACKPOOL, England, July 2 (UPI) -- John David Wilson, a British animator whose credits include "Grease" and "Lady & the Tramp," has died in Blackpool, England, his family said. He was 93.

Breeders' Cup champs, Derby also-rans on weekend card

Breeders' Cup Classic champ Fort Larned and Ladies' Classic winner Royal Delta are both set to run on Saturday's Churchill Downs card.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

A preview of weekend Thoroughbred racing

On the weekend between the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, the racing world holds its breath, hoping something good is about to happen.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 9, 2013.
By United Press International
'Skyfall' tops DVD sales chart; 'Taken 2' is No. 1 rental

'Skyfall' tops DVD sales chart; 'Taken 2' is No. 1 rental

LOS ANGELES, March 4 (UPI) -- The Daniel Craig-led secret agent James Bond flick "Skyfall" is the top-selling DVD in the United States for a second week, Rentrak reported Monday.

UPI NewsTrack Entertainment News

Judd, Pickler, Dick and Hughley to compete on 'Dancing with the Stars' ... MacFarlane says 'no way' to hosting Oscars again ... 'Skyfall' tops DVD sales chart; 'Flight' is No. 1 rental ... Ben Affleck shaves beard off at post-Oscar party ... News from United Press International.
'Skyfall' tops DVD sales chart; 'Flight' is No. 1 rental

'Skyfall' tops DVD sales chart; 'Flight' is No. 1 rental

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- "Skyfall," the James Bond adventure that earned two Oscars, is the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray in the United States, Rentrak said Monday.
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