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UPI Almanac for Monday, April 7, 2014.
By United Press International
'Noah' floats to top of box office with $44 million

'Noah' floats to top of box office with $44 million

March 30 (UPI) -- Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connolly and Emma Watson scored a No. 1 film over the weekend with "Noah."
Kate Stanton
Russell Crowe was mean to me, Giuliana Rancic says

Russell Crowe was mean to me, Giuliana Rancic says

March 20 (UPI) -- Giuliana Rancic said actor Russell Crowe was rude about the questions she asked him on a red carpet event.
Danielle Haynes
Director Darren Aranofsky says 'Noah' is 'the least biblical film ever made'

Director Darren Aranofsky says 'Noah' is 'the least biblical film ever made'

March 11 (UPI) -- Aranofsky speaks out against the controversy and says he doesn't "give a [expletive] about the test scores!"
Annie Martin
Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah' banned in several Middle Eastern countries

Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah' banned in several Middle Eastern countries

CAIRO, March 7 (UPI) -- Several Middle Eastern countries have banned the upcoming epic "Noah," and more countries are expected to follow.
Annie Martin

Australia model, TV host found dead in Sydney home in apparent suicide

SYDNEY, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Charlotte Dawson, a model and host of "Australia's Next Top Model," was found dead Saturday in her home in Sydney, an apparent suicide.
Colin Farrell says working with Eva Marie Saint was 'a dream'

Colin Farrell says working with Eva Marie Saint was 'a dream'

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Irish actor Colin Farrell, who has expressed in the past his great esteem for film legends like Peter O'Toole and Elizabeth Taylor, says sharing the screen with Eva Marie Saint in the supernatural romance "Winter's Tale" was a career highlight for him.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Fifth Estate' was the biggest movie flop of 2013, Forbes says

'Fifth Estate' was the biggest movie flop of 2013, Forbes says

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- "The Fifth Estate," a drama starring British actor Benedict Cumberbatch as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, was the biggest film flop of 2013, Forbes said.
'Noah' trailer debuts: Russell Crowe takes on a biblical disaster

'Noah' trailer debuts: Russell Crowe takes on a biblical disaster

Nov. 14 (UPI) --Russell Crowe portrays the biblical ark-builder commissioned by God.
Kate Stanton
'Winter's Tale' to open in North America in February

'Winter's Tale' to open in North America in February

BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Warner Bros. Pictures says it has set a February North America release date for "Winter's Tale," the directorial debut of screenwriter Akiva Goldsman.
Hans Zimmer pens new Superman score for 'Man of Steel'

Hans Zimmer pens new Superman score for 'Man of Steel'

Director Zack Snyder says he tapped German-born film composer Hans Zimmer to score "Man of Steel" because he didn't want to borrow from previous Superman movies.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Michael Shannon was 'ecstatic' to play Zod in 'Man of Steel'

Michael Shannon was 'ecstatic' to play Zod in 'Man of Steel'

NEW YORK, June 14 (UPI) -- Michael Shannon, an American actor known for his intense performances in independent films and stage dramas, says he was "ecstatic" to play the villain General Zod in the new Superman movie "Man of Steel."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Man of Steel' star Russell Crowe says he never saw a Superman movie

'Man of Steel' star Russell Crowe says he never saw a Superman movie

New Zealand-born actor Russell Crowe says he never saw a Superman movie before playing the alien hero's biological father Jor-El in director Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 7, 2013.
By United Press International
Hudson, Crowe to appear in Oscars tribute to musicals

Hudson, Crowe to appear in Oscars tribute to musicals

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman will help honor movie musicals of the last decade at Sunday's Oscars in Los Angeles.
Wright likens 'Broken City' co-star Wahlberg to Bogart

Wright likens 'Broken City' co-star Wahlberg to Bogart

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Actor Jeffrey Wright has likened his "Broken City" co-star Mark Wahlberg to beloved Hollywood icon Humphrey Bogart.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Lincoln,' 'Les Miz' among 2012's most memorable movies

'Lincoln,' 'Les Miz' among 2012's most memorable movies

2012 saw its share of finely crafted prestige films sure to join next month's Oscar race, as well as Hollywood blockbusters that made millions at the global box office.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Redmayne says Cohen, Carter brought lightness to 'Les Miserables' set

Redmayne says Cohen, Carter brought lightness to 'Les Miserables' set

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- British actor Eddie Redmayne says he and his co-stars of "Les Miserables" had a secret weapon for when the heartbreaking movie musical became too emotionally grueling to bear and they sought a little comedy relief.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Sandy drives stars to uptown N.Y. hotel

Sandy drives stars to uptown N.Y. hotel

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Numerous celebrities who live in downtown Manhattan headed uptown to The Mark hotel after losing power thanks to Hurricane Sandy, the New York Post said.
Report: Crowe and Spencer split up

Report: Crowe and Spencer split up

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- New Zealand-born actor Russell Crowe and musician-actress Danielle Spencer have split up after nine years of marriage, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Prison wardens reprimanded over movie

LENINGRAD, Russia, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Russian prosecutors said administrators at a prison were reprimanded for showing female inmates "The Next Three Days," a movie depicting a jailbreak.
'Les Miserables' release date delayed

'Les Miserables' release date delayed

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Universal Pictures said Tuesday it is moving the North American release of its movie musical "Les Miserables" to Dec. 25, Christmas Day.
Coast Guard rescues kayaking Crowe

Coast Guard rescues kayaking Crowe

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Members of the U.S. Coast Guard rescued film star Russell Crowe after he lost his way kayaking in New York's Huntington Bay this weekend, officials said.
White says 'Crocosaurus' role led to 'Blackout' gig

White says 'Crocosaurus' role led to 'Blackout' gig

NEW YORK, April 26 (UPI) -- American actor Jaleel White says starring in the 2010 TV movie "Mega Shark Versus Crocosaurus" helped him get the job of host on Syfy's new game show "Total Blackout."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Crowe officially announced as Noah

Crowe officially announced as Noah

LOS ANGELES, April 23 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Darren Aronofsky has confirmed he cast Russell Crowe in the role of Old Testament figure Noah.
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