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Zach Braff's Kickstarter campaign tops $1M in donations

LOS ANGELES, April 24 (UPI) -- U.S. actor-director Zach Braff's Kickstarter crowd funding campaign for a new film topped $1 million in pledge funds on its first day Wednesday.
'Veronica Mars' film fundraising goal met in 11 hours

'Veronica Mars' film fundraising goal met in 11 hours

LOS ANGELES, March 14 (UPI) -- "Veronica Mars" creator Rob Thomas says a film version of the California detective drama series will be made, thanks to fans who raised $2 million in 11 hours.
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Fan fundraising under way for 'Veronica Mars' movie

Fan fundraising under way for 'Veronica Mars' movie

LOS ANGELES, March 13 (UPI) -- "Veronica Mars" creator Rob Thomas says he will make a movie based on the California detective show if fans donate $2 million before an April deadline.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.
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Change for gays as bishops draws critics

LONDON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Liberal and conservatives are criticizing a Church of England decision to permit gay clergy in civil partnerships to become bishops if they remain celibate.
Australian rock band INXS says its touring days are over

Australian rock band INXS says its touring days are over

PERTH, Australia, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The surviving members of the Australian rock band INXS announced at a concert in Perth they don't plan to go on tour again.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012.
By United Press International
Thomas, Etheridge support water initiative

Thomas, Etheridge support water initiative

LOS ANGELES, March 10 (UPI) -- U.S. singers Melissa Etheridge and Rob Thomas are to take part in the global water initiative Dow Live Earth Run for Water.
More stars line up for NYC tree lighting

More stars line up for NYC tree lighting

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Jo Dee Messina, Rod Stewart, Rob Thomas and The Muppets have joined the celebrity lineup for this week's tree-lighting in Rockefeller Center, NBC said.
Blige, Diamond set for Christmas in D.C.

Blige, Diamond set for Christmas in D.C.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Mary J. Blige, Neil Diamond, Sugarland, Rob Thomas and Usher have signed up to perform at the "Christmas in Washington" concert, TNT said.

Producer Thomas has hope for 'Cupid'

LOS ANGELES, March 29 (UPI) -- Producer Rob Thomas says he is hopeful his second attempt at a U.S. TV situation comedy called "Cupid" will be a success.
Thomas working on 'Veronica Mars' movie

Thomas working on 'Veronica Mars' movie

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. writer-producer Rob Thomas says he is working on a big-screen follow-up to his critically acclaimed, now-defunct TV series "Veronica Mars."
Stars line up for new show 'Party Down'

Stars line up for new show 'Party Down'

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Ken Marino, Adam Scott, Jane Lynch, Martin Starr, Ryan Hansen and Lizzy Caplan have been cast in "Party Down," a new series about a Los Angeles catering team.
Freeman, Streisand receive Kennedy honors

Freeman, Streisand receive Kennedy honors

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The careers of Morgan Freeman, George Jones, Barbra Streisand, Twyla Tharp, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey were celebrated Sunday in Washington, D.C.
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Rob Thomas arrives at the "Leap Year" Premiere at the Directors Guild of America Theater in New York on January 6, 2010. UPI /Laura Cavanaugh
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Robert Kelly "Rob" Thomas (born February 14, 1972) is an American rock recording artist and songwriter. He is the primary songwriter and lead singer of the band Matchbox Twenty and formerly of the band Tabitha's Secret. Thomas also records and performs as a solo artist. Thomas earned three Grammy awards for co-writing and singing on the Carlos Santana triple-platinum hit "Smooth", on the album Supernatural in 1999.

He has also lent his songwriting talents to such artists as Willie Nelson, Mick Jagger, Marc Anthony, Pat Green, Taylor Hicks, Travis Tritt and Daughtry.

Since 1996, his band has released a string of hit singles to radio including "Push", "3 A.M.", "Real World", "Back 2 Good", "Bent", "If You're Gone", "Mad Season", "Disease", "Unwell", "Bright Lights", and "How Far We've Come". In 2004, the Songwriters Hall of Fame awarded Thomas its first Starlight Award, recognizing young songwriters who have already had a lasting influence in the music industry.

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