'Swan,' 'Fighter' earn WGA Award nods

'Swan,' 'Fighter' earn WGA Award nods

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- "Black Swan," "The Fighter," "Inception," "The Kids Are All Right" and "Please Give" are up for the Writers Guild of America Award for Original Screenplay.
McGregor-Carrey film set for Dec. release

McGregor-Carrey film set for Dec. release

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- After a year on the film festival circuit, "I Love You Phillip Morris," starring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor, is set for a North American release in December.

Woman wins $300M verdict in tobacco suit

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Phillip Morris says it will appeal the $300 million awarded a Florida woman who claimed the tobacco company hid the addictive and harmful nature of cigarettes.

AIG fallout could cause L.A. transit cuts

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Los Angeles County's Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it is considering significant service cuts because of the U.S. financial credit crunch.

Tobacco research money secret at VCU

RICHMOND, Va., May 22 (UPI) -- There's little debate at Virginia Commonwealth University over accepting tobacco research money because it's a virtual secret, school officials say.

Menthol hampers tobacco regulation

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- Public health experts say exempting menthol from a ban on flavored cigarettes shows the power the tobacco industry has over the U.S. Congress.
Santoro to co-star with Carrey in 'Morris'

Santoro to co-star with Carrey in 'Morris'

LOS ANGELES, May 1 (UPI) -- Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro is set to co-star with Jim Carrey in the new film "I Love You, Phillip Morris."

Lobbyist Black driving McCain's success

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- Arizona Sen. John McCain emerged as the GOP standard-bearer in the presidential race with the help of veteran insider Charlie Black, observers say.

Big tobacco a test for McCain

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- Presumptive GOP presidential nominee John McCain previously backed a huge tax on cigarettes but he's balked at a bill regulating the industry, an adviser says.

Supreme Court adds death penalty case

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a case in which a juror was dismissed because of his statements about the death penalty.

Russia's smaller regions seeking investors

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- Even one of the most desirable places for foreign investment in Russia is at a disadvantage if it isn't Moscow or St. Petersburg, but Alexander Tkachev, governo
DAR HADDIX, UPI Business Correspondent

Tobacco companies get extension on deal

LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 8 (UPI) -- Brown & Williamson Tobacco said Tuesday it had agreed with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco to grant the FTC's request of extension for review of their proposed merger.

Hill tobacco interests scramble for buyout

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Tobacco state interests are trying to attach provisions to a catch-all budget bill that would provide a $7 billion buyout for tobacco farmers.

Analysis: Smoker's bastion in S.E. Europe

In a Western world of prohibitions, cautionary advertising and dire warnings, Southeastern Europe has become the last refuge of the smoker.
CHRISTOPHER DELISO, UPI Business Correspondent

Young women struggle to quit smoking

WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) -- More than two-thirds of young female smokers want to quit, but only a very small number -- 3 percent -- actually succeed in doing so, leaving public health experts wondering how to best combat this growing problem.
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Phillip Morris
Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy attend the premiere of "I Love You Phillip Morris" at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on January 18, 2009. The festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)

Philip Morris, born May 11, 1965, is a local short track racing racer from Ruckersville, Virginia. Morris is best known placing fifth in his Busch Series debut, the 1998 AC Delco 200. However, he also ran in the Craftsman Truck Series as well and was in the Busch Series until 2001. He is now (as of 2009) a three-time champion of NASCAR's Whelen All-American Series National Championship, which is calculated as the best short track driver in NASCAR-sanctioned racing.

Morris made one career start in the Craftsman Truck Series, his major league NASCAR debut, which came in 1997. Starting 24th in the field at Martinsville, Morris had an engine let go early and would finish last (36th).

Morris made his NASCAR Busch Series debut at the North Carolina Speedway in Rockingham, NC in November 1998, driving the #84 Baldauf Chevy. He started 12th and finished in the 5th position, a major impact in his debut.

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