Spinal Tap reunites for Live Earth concert

LONDON, April 25 (UPI) -- Spinal Tap, the fictitious heavy metal band in the mock-umentary "This Is Spinal Tap," will reunite at London's Wembley Stadium for the Live Earth concerts.

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UPI almanac for Tuesday, March 6, 2007.
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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.

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Today is Monday, March 6, the 65th day of 2006 with 300 to follow.
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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.
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Rob Reiner
NYP2000100796 - 07 OCTOBER 2000 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Rob Reiner and Billy Crystal on stage during the New York Friar's Club Roast of Rob Reiner. The roast was presented by Comedy Central..rw/fm/ Micelotta/ImageDirect UPI

Robert Norman "Rob" Reiner (born March 6, 1947) is an American actor, director, producer, writer, and political activist.

As an actor, Reiner first came to national prominence as Archie and Edith Bunker's (played by Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton, respectively) son-in-law, Michael "Meathead" Stivic, on All in the Family. That role earned him two Emmy Awards during the 1970s. As a director, Reiner was recognized by the Directors Guild of America (DGA) with nominations for Stand by Me, When Harry Met Sally..., and A Few Good Men. He was trained at the UCLA Film School.

Reiner was born to a Jewish family in The Bronx, New York, and is the son of Estelle Reiner (née Lebost), an actress, and Carl Reiner, a comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director. As a child, Reiner lived in New Rochelle, New York, where his family lived at 48 Bonnie Meadow Road. This is similar to 148 Bonnie Meadow Road, the fictional address of the Petries on The Dick Van Dyke Show, the 1960s CBS sitcom created by his father. Also, his latest film Flipped takes place at the corner of Bonnie Meadow Lane and Renfrew Street.

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