Hollywood analysis: Forward into the past

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- It used to be that some Hollywood movies -- "Saving Private Ryan," for example -- were not for the faint of heart, but a company in Salt Lake City is touting a software program that it says will cover up the nasty bits and make "virtually any film" suitab
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Today is Friday, July 26, the 207th day of 2002 with 158 to follow.
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Review: Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- There is a pivotal scene in "Gone With the Wind" when Scarlett O'Hara, desperate for money and weary from overwork, yanks her mother's curtains from their fixtu

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WILL CHURCH SCANDAL HURT FOSTER'S NEXT FILM? It's hard to say whether the spreading scandal involving Roman Catholic priests will hurt or help the new Jodie Foster movie, "The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys," scheduled to open Friday.
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HOLLYWOOD, May 22 (UPI) -- Two of TV's most notable women stars bow out this week with Rosie O'Donnell and Calista Flockhart taking curtain calls on their shows. The two women, though bel
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BOX OFFICE "The Scorpion King" opened as the No.1 movie in the nation, taking in an estimated $36.2 million at 3,444 theaters during the Friday-Sunday period, studio sources said.
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'Scorpion King' dominates US box office

HOLLYWOOD, April 21 (UPI) -- The opening of "The Scorpion King" easily topped an otherwise moderate weekend at the nation's box office with an estimated $36.2 million at 3,444 theaters duri

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ROBERT BLAKE Los Angeles police have arrested a suspect in the murder of actor Robert Blake's wife, Bonny Lee Bakley, nearly a year ago. And it's the actor himself.
By United Press International

Interview of the week: Sandra Bullock

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- After she stars in a frothy romantic comedy, there is nothing Sandra Bullock likes to do more than make a suspenseful crime drama.
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Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock arrives on the red carpet for the 83rd annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood on February 27, 2011. UPI/Jim Ruymen

Sandra Annette Bullock ( /ˈbʊlək/; born July 26, 1964) is an American actress and producer who rose to fame in the 1990s, after roles in successful films such as Speed and While You Were Sleeping. She has since established her career with films such as Miss Congeniality, Two Weeks Notice, and Crash, the third of which received critical acclaim. In 2007, she was ranked as the 14th richest female celebrity with an estimated fortune of $85 million. In 2009, Bullock starred in the most financially successful films of her career, The Proposal and The Blind Side. Bullock was awarded a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, and the Academy Award for Best Actress, for her role as Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side.

Sandra Annette Bullock was born in Arlington, Virginia, daughter of John W. Bullock (born 1925), an Army employee and part time-voice coach from Birmingham, Alabama, and his wife Helga D. Meyer (1942–2000), a German opera singer and voice teacher. Bullock's maternal grandfather was a rocket scientist from Nuremberg, Germany. John Bullock, then in charge of the Army's Military Postal Service in Europe, was stationed in Nuremberg when he met his wife. They married in Germany, soon moving to Arlington, where John Bullock worked with the Army Materiel Command, before becoming a contractor for The Pentagon.

Bullock frequently accompanied her mother on her opera tours throughout Europe. She spent time in Salzburg and Nuremberg, where she stayed with her aunt and grandmother and became fluent in German. Bullock studied ballet and vocal arts as a child, taking small parts in her mother's opera productions. She sang in the operas children's choir at the Staatstheater Nürnberg.

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