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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.
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Starz orders second season of 'Black Sails'

Starz orders second season of 'Black Sails'

NEW YORK, July 27 (UPI) -- A second season of "Black Sails" has been ordered ahead of the pirate drama's Season 1 premiere, America's Starz network announced Friday.
Production on pirate drama 'Black Sails' begins in South Africa

Production on pirate drama 'Black Sails' begins in South Africa

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Starz Entertainment says production has begun in Cape Town, South Africa on the new original series "Black Sails" from executive producer Michael Bay.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012.
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Stephens to star in TV's 'Black Sails'

Stephens to star in TV's 'Black Sails'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- British actor Toby Stephens is to lead the cast of the small-screen pirate series "Black Sails," Starz announced Friday.
Bay producing pirate drama for Starz

Bay producing pirate drama for Starz

LOS ANGELES, May 3 (UPI) -- Starz says it has ordered an eight-episode pirate adventure series to be produced by Hollywood filmmaker Michael Bay.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011.
By United Press International
Izzard, Wood to star in 'Treasure Island'

Izzard, Wood to star in 'Treasure Island'

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Eddie Izzard, Elijah Wood and Donald Sutherland are leading the cast of a TV adaptation of "Treasure Island," now filming in Ireland and Puerto Rico.
Whitaker, 50 Cent cast in 'Jekyll'

Whitaker, 50 Cent cast in 'Jekyll'

LOS ANGELES, May 14 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Forest Whitaker and rapper 50 Cent have signed up for roles in a contemporary adaptation of "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde."
Keanu Reeves tapped for 'Jekyll' film

Keanu Reeves tapped for 'Jekyll' film

LOS ANGELES, May 9 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Keanu Reeves has been pegged to star in a planned new film version of "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," the Hollywood Reporter says.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007.
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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, Nov. 13, 2006.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Nov. 13, the 317th day of 2005 with 48 to follow.
By United Press International

List of best Scottish books surprising

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- For those who think Scottish literature began with Burns and ended with Scott, a list of the country's 100 best books has some surprises.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Nov. 13, the 318th day of 2004 with 48 to follow.
By United Press International

U.N. body to honor Edinburgh

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The United Nations' education and cultural body is to name Scotland's capital, Edinburgh, the world's first City of Literature, the BBC reported Wednesday.

Scotland considering J.K. Rowling statue

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Edinburgh, Scotland, officials are considering erecting a sculpture of J.K. Rowling to honor the British author's achievements with her Harry Potter series.

Sargent masterpiece bought for Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, May 27 (UPI) -- Casino owner Stephen A. Wynn will hang his new art purchase, John Singer Sargent's "Portrait of Robert Louis Stevenson and His Wife," at a new Las Vegas casino.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Nov. 13, the 317th day of 2003 with 48 to follow.
By United Press International

Booklist -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

Hardcover Fiction 1. The Devil Wears Prada -- Lauren Weisberger, 100 2. The DaVinci Code -- Dan Brown, 54
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'Lilo & Stitch' nominated for 10 Annies

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- "Lilo & Stitch" may have established itself as a favorite for the best animated-film Oscar, with 10 Annie Award nominations from ASIFA-Hollywood, the Internatio

Joe Bob's Drive-In: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Every week I get dozens of videos in the mail from aspiring filmmakers tucked into every nook and cranny of the nation, most of them offering feature films that
JOE BOB BRIGGS, Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, Texas

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 13, the 317th day of 2002 with 48 to follow.
By United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Best-selling mystery writer Patricia Cornwell says she thinks she knows the identity of Jack the Ripper, the Victorian-era serial killer who terrorized London and maimed and killed at least seven prostitutes.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
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