The Almanac

UPI almanac for Tuesday, March 6, 2007.
By United Press International

Nicholson, Freeman team up in Reiner film

MONTE CARLO, Monaco, June 29 (UPI) -- Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman are set to star in "The Bucket List," about two cancer patients who break out of a hospital and head for Monte Carlo.

Rob Reiner resigns California position

LOS ANGELES, March 29 (UPI) -- Following criticism over the use of public funds in a political campaign, filmmaker Rob Reiner resigned his seat Wednesday on a California public commission.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, March 6, the 65th day of 2006 with 300 to follow.
By United Press International

Rob Reiner takes leave from Calif. panel

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Rob Reiner is taking a leave as chair of the First 5 California Children and Families Commission to campaign for a tax hike for a preschool program.

Hawn, Burrows to get Comedy Fest awards

NEW YORK, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Actress Goldie Hawn and director James Burrow were announced Monday as honorees during the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colo.

Rob Reiner not running for Calif. governor

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Rob Reiner has decided against mounting a Democratic challenge against Republican California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger next year.

Voters unimpressed with Schwarzenegger

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Ninety-two percent of California's registered voters know Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger but 54 percent rate him unfavorably, a new Field Poll finds.

Voices set for Reeve animated feature

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Rob Reiner, Whoopi Goldberg and New York Yankees Manager Joe Torre will voice the cartoon "Yankee Irving," directed by the late Christopher Reeve.

Poll: Voters against Schwarzenegger sequel

SAN FRANCISCO, June 29 (UPI) -- A poll shows a solid majority of California voters would vote against Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger if he runs for re-election in 2006.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, March 6, the 65th day of 2005 with 300 to follow.
By United Press International

Analysis: Entertaining politics

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The proliferation of documentaries and increasing competition among narrowcast cable channels have combined to produce a relatively new phenomenon: special, pol
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Analysis: Hit and miss elections ads

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- A lineup of anti-Bush ads created by Hollywood celebrities intended for deployment between now and Election Day is a mixed bag, with some offering clever, sure-
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Stars line up for Kerry

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- MoveOn PAC will wage a star-studded campaign to support Democratic U.S. presidential candidate John Kerry, the organization announced Wednesday.

Rob Reiner replaces 'Graduate' director

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Hollywood veteran Rob Reiner has replaced the ousted director of a film currently in production based on 1967's "The Graduate" starring Jennifer Aniston.

Analysis: (Production) values in Boston

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) -- There is a heavy emphasis by both major political parties in 2004 on values, and so far, the Democratic National Convention in Boston illustrates the degree to which the parties have come to stress one set of values in particular -- production values impo
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Sorkin to adapt 'Charlie Wilson's War'

LOS ANGELES, June 18 (UPI) -- Aaron Sorkin will write a film adaptation of George Crile's book, "Charlie Wilson's War," The Hollywood Reporter said Friday.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, March 6, the 66th day of 2004 with 300 to follow.
By United Press International

Rob Reiner to act in NBC's 'Everyday Life'

LOS ANGELES, March 1 (UPI) -- Hollywood veteran Rob Reiner has been tapped to star in a new NBC comedy, "Everyday Life," which he also will produce and direct.

Rob Reiner, Martin Sheen in Iowa for Dean

DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Rob Reiner and Martin Sheen will use their star power in Iowa this week to help Howard Dean's campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Film review: Spade is 'Dickie Roberts'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- I certainly hope you don't feel the way I do, but a part of me believes that anybody who was ever a star somehow deserves to never have to work again in a non-c
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

'The Hulk' grosses $62 million

HOLLYWOOD, June 22 (UPI) -- The premiere of Universal's "The Hulk" outdistanced every other movie this weekend grossing $62 million after appearing in 3,660 theaters.

Film review: Rob Reiner's 'Alex & Emma'

LOS ANGELES, June 19 (UPI) -- The tepid romantic comedy "Alex & Emma" pairs Kate Hudson, the daughter of Goldie Hawn and quasi-stepdaughter of Kurt Russell, with Luke Wilson, the brother of
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Analysis: Will Calif. recall Gov. Davis?

SACRAMENTO, May 6 (UPI) -- In 1998, Democrat Gray Davis was elected governor of California by a 20-point landslide, a bigger margin than Ronald Reagan ever won here. For the first two years of his administration, he was widely popular. But his political base has been undermined.
PATRICK REDDY, Special for United Press International

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