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Ray Liotta sues skin care company over using his likeness without permission

Ray Liotta sues skin care company over using his likeness without permission

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- Ray Liotta is suing Nerium International for using his likeness to promote one of their skin care products without the actor's permission.
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Reese Witherspoon attends Justin Bartha's wedding to Lia Smith

Reese Witherspoon attends Justin Bartha's wedding to Lia Smith

Jan. 5 (UPI) -- "The Hangover's" Justin Bartha married trainer Lia Smith in Hawaii on Saturday.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.
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'Goodfellas' mobster Henry Hill dead at 69

'Goodfellas' mobster Henry Hill dead at 69

NEW YORK, June 13 (UPI) -- Henry Hill, a former mobster who was the basis for characters in the films "Goodfellas" and "My Blue Heaven," has died in Los Angeles, his girlfriend said.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011.
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Clooney heading to Guys Choice Awards

Clooney heading to Guys Choice Awards

NEW YORK, June 3 (UPI) -- George Clooney, LeBron James, Ben Affleck, Ben Kingsley and Kiefer Sutherland are confirmed to attend the Guys Choice Awards show in Los Angeles.
Spike TV to honor 'GoodFellas'

Spike TV to honor 'GoodFellas'

NEW YORK, June 2 (UPI) -- Spike TV says it plans to honor the mob movie classic "GoodFellas" at its upcoming Guys Choice awards ceremony in Culver City, Calif.
Liotta happy not to play a tough guy

Liotta happy not to play a tough guy

NEW YORK, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Ray Liotta said he wanted to play the mayor in the new big-screen drama "Battle in Seattle" because he didn't have to be a tough guy for a change.

Tim Allen to make directorial debut

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Tim Allen reportedly is set to make his feature film directorial debut on a big-screen comedy called "Crazy on the Outside."

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007.
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Biel to star in thriller 'Die a Little'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Jessica Biel has signed on to star in the big-screen adaptation of Megan Abbott's novel "Die a Little," Variety.com reported.

Liotta, Morales sign up for 'La Linea'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Hollywood stars Ray Liotta, Esai Morales and Valerie Cruz have signed on to act in "La Linea," a movie inspired by the life of druglord Arellano Felix.

'Goodfella' Liotta arrested for DUI

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Los Angeles police arrested "Goodfella" actor Ray Liotta for driving under the influence after he crashed his vehicle into several parked cars.

Common offers thanks for movie career

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Chicago rapper Common has offered thanks to directors Joe Carnahan and Ridley Scott for helping take his burgeoning Hollywood film career to the next level.
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Ray Liotta
Ray Liotta arrives for the premiere of "Battle in Seattle" at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in New York on September 17, 2008. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Raymond Allen "Ray" Liotta (born December 18, 1954) is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of Henry Hill in the crime-drama Goodfellas, directed by Martin Scorsese and his role as Shoeless Joe Jackson in Field of Dreams. He has won an Emmy Award and been nominated for a Golden Globe Award.

Ray Liotta was born in Newark, New Jersey, and was adopted at the age of six months by Mary Liotta, an appointed township clerk, and Alfred Liotta, an auto parts store owner, personnel director, and the president of a local Democratic club. Both of his adoptive parents unsuccessfully ran for local office. Liotta believed his biological parents were of Scottish and Italian descent, but eventually reunited with his biological mother and discovered that he is not of Italian descent. He was raised Roman Catholic. In 1973, Liotta graduated from Union High School in Union, New Jersey, and was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 1992. Liotta studied acting at the University of Miami, where he performed at the university's Jerry Herman Ring Theatre.

One of Liotta's earliest roles was as Joey Perrini on the soap opera Another World. He appeared on the show from 1978 to 1981. He infamously made his film debut sexually assaulting Pia Zadora with a garden hose in the cult classic The Lonely Lady. In 1987, he earned his first Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of volatile ex-con Ray Sinclair in Jonathan Demme's film Something Wild (1986). In 1989, he costarred, along with Kevin Costner, in the fantasy/drama film, Field of Dreams. Liotta portrayed Shoeless Joe Jackson, the ghost of a baseball player that Costner's character's father had idolized and whom helped Costner along the path that destiny had set for him. In 1990, Liotta portrayed real -life mobster Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese's film Goodfellas. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Liotta would earn more critical praise for his turn in James Mangold's film Cop Land, starring alongside Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel.

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