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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013.
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Suspect ID'd in Las Vegas chips theft

Suspect ID'd in Las Vegas chips theft

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Las Vegas police said they were looking for a California man suspected of stealing $1.6 million in chips this month from the Venetian Casino.
Coppola regrets 'Godfather' sequels

Coppola regrets 'Godfather' sequels

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola told TMZ "The Godfather" shouldn't have been followed up with two sequels, one of which won the Best Picture Oscar.

Ray Stevenson plays heavy in 'G.I. Joe 2'

HOLLYWOOD, July 9 (UPI) -- Ray Stevenson joined the cast of the next "G.I. Joe" film as the villain Firefly, producers of the action flick slated for release next summer said.
Bening, Duvall set for Hollywood Awards

Bening, Duvall set for Hollywood Awards

HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Film stars Annette Bening and Robert Duvall are to be honored at the upcoming Hollywood Awards Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif., organizers said Wednesday.
McGregor to replace Depp in 'Quixote'

McGregor to replace Depp in 'Quixote'

LONDON, May 17 (UPI) -- Scottish actor Ewan McGregor has signed on to replace Johnny Depp in director Terry Gilliam's long-delayed film "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote."
Gilliam: Depp, Duvall set for 'Quixote'

Gilliam: Depp, Duvall set for 'Quixote'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. filmmaker Terry Gilliam says Johnny Depp and Robert Duvall are onboard for his long-gestating film project, "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote."
Cuban government honors del Toro

Cuban government honors del Toro

HAVANA, July 31 (UPI) -- The Cuban government in Havana has honored "Che" star Benicio del Toro for his body of work.
Caan to be honored with Vegas Icon award

Caan to be honored with Vegas Icon award

LAS VEGAS, June 16 (UPI) -- The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says it plans to honor Hollywood actor James Caan with the first Vegas Icon Award.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008.
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Jon, Vince to reunite for 'Christmases'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor and filmmaker Jon Favreau is set to appear in "Four Christmases," a new big-screen comedy featuring his "Swingers" co-star Vince Vaughn.

'Lonesome Dove' prequel to air this winter

LOS ANGELES , Oct. 1 (UPI) -- "Comanche Moon," the Hollywood prequel to the immensely successful TV miniseries "Lonesome Dove," is slated to air on CBS this winter.

3 Emmys found along 'Broken Trail'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The AMC miniseries "Broken Trail" wrangled three statuettes at the 59th annual Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles Sunday.

'Wounded Knee' tops all Emmy nominees

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 19 (UPI) -- An account of the displacement of American Indians as the United States pushed westward paced all shows nominated for primetime Emmy awards.

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UPI almanac for Friday, Jan. 5, 2007.
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Cable network set to build upon 'Trail'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Building off the recent success of the two-part TV series "Broken Trail," the American Movie Classics network is set to release a new slate of series.

Duvall's Western miniseries on track

CALGARY, Alberta, June 19 (UPI) -- A Western miniseries filmed in Canada and premiering next week was almost corralled when star Robert Duvall threatened to bolt over script changes. Duvall, 75, was upset by changes in the two-part "Broken Trail" script last August that focused on unwarran

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Today is Thursday, Jan. 5, the fifth day of 2006 with 360 to follow.
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'Lonesome Dove' prequel coming to CBS

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Golden Globe nominee Larry McMurtry is working on a prequel to "Lonesome Dove" for CBS, it was reported Wednesday.

Bush to give Humanities, Arts medals

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Miss Manners is among those who will receive a National Humanities Medal and actor Robert Duvall will get a National Medal of Arts, the White House said.

AMC spends $15 mil on Duvall miniseries

HOLLYWOOD, June 23 (UPI) -- AMC spent a record $15 million on an Old West miniseries that stars veteran actor Robert Duvall, who executive produce the project, "Daughters of Joy."

DreamWorks sets date for 'Bee Movie'

LOS ANGELES, April 28 (UPI) -- DreamWorks Animation has set a Nov. 2, 2007, release date for the animated feature "Bee Movie," Daily Variety reported Thursday.

Pacino to voice 'Scarface' video game

NEW YORK, April 21 (UPI) -- Although he didn't appear in "Godfather the Game," Al Pacino will voice his starring character Tony Montana for Vivendi Universal's "Scarface the Game."

Robert Duvall buys West Hollywood home

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 16 (UPI) -- Robert Duvall and his wife, Luciana, who live primarily in a Revolutionary War-era estate in Virginia, have purchased a house in West Hollywood, Calif.
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