The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Jan. 5, the fifth day of 2003 with 360 to follow.
By United Press International

Country Music News

Jim Messina of the Buffalo Springfield, Poco, and Loggins & Messina, born in Maywood, Calif., 1947.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

It looks like Eminem will be getting coal in his stocking this Christmas. The Grammy Award-winning rapper's semi-autobiographical film, "8 Mile," stole the No. 1 spot out of Santa's sack when it debuted this weekend.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop

The Rolling Stones are not afraid of being too old to rock 'n' roll, lead guitarist Keith Richards told The New York Times.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Ruben Blades' new album, "Mundo," is a breakthrough release for the Panamanian-born singer and songwriter, a visionary world music statement combining Latin, Celtic, Middle Eastern, African, Afro-Cuban Sounds and more.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Culture Vulture: Springtime for Enron?

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- It's August -- the dog days of summer are here -- and the already bland television channels are airing moronic shows such as "Survivor Island II," (or is it III

Hollywood Digest

PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Video of the Week: 'Collateral Damage'

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) -- Ironically, one of the minor bits of collateral damage from the World Trade Center attacks was the action movie
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Video of the Week: Denzel in 'John Q'

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- On Tuesday, "John Q" comes out on DVD (list price $26.98) and VHS ($22.94). The modestly budgeted melodrama grossed a solidly profitable $71 million at the box
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

VideoView -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

What's new on the home video scene...
JACK E. WILKINSON, United Press International

Of Human Interest: News-lite

TV's longest-running soap, Guiding Light, turns the big 5-0 June 30 and will air episode 16,401. Fans probably noticed a new opening sequence to the CBS show, which debuted Monday in honor of the milestone. The show was created by Irna Phillips and debu
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

Hollywood Digest

'MINORITY' WINS BOX-OFFICE PLURALITY The new Tom Cruise-Steven Spielberg futuristic thriller "Minority Report" was No. 1 at the U.S. box office in its opening weekend.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Digest

PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Washington Agenda-General

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Robert Duvall recovering from broken ribs

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 19 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor Robert Duvall was recovering Friday at his Virginia home, after breaking several ribs earlier this week when he fell off a horse while training for his upcoming Western "Open Range."

Country Music News

TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY (Tues., April 9) Rockabilly pioneer Carl Perkins was born in 1932. Kay Adams was born in 1941. Margo Smith was born in 1942.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Film of the Week: Denzel's 'John Q'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Something seems strange about the new melodrama "John Q," in which a blue-collar father (played by Denzel Washington) learns his HMO won't pay the $250,000 need
STEVE SAILER, National Correspondent

Film of the Week: 'Collateral Damage'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- No movie release postponed during Hollywood's post-Sep. 11 funk elicited more sight-unseen sneers than "Collateral Damage."
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

Unsinkable Molly Brown has nothing on Jennifer O'Neill, a '70s-'80s movie star who has established another career with a new book, an album and movie.
VERNON SCOTT, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Robert Redford belongs to that small group of superstars who have never won an Oscar for their acting achievements.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Jan. 5, the fifth day of 2002 with 360 to follow.
By United Press International

National Board of Review honors Jon Voight

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures has announced that it will honor Jon Voight with its Career Achievement Award at its annual awards ceremonies in

UPI Arts & Entertainment -- Scott's World

HOLLYWOOD (UPI) -- The best way for a producer to enrich his cast, be it comedy or drama, is to find a role for Dabney Coleman. Coleman plays the perfect lout,
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