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Stiller says shooting 'Walter Mitty' scene was a fantasy come true

Stiller says shooting 'Walter Mitty' scene was a fantasy come true

NEW YORK, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Actor-director Ben Stiller says closing off part of New York's Fifth Avenue to shoot a scene for "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" was "like a crazy fantasy come true."
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Downton Abbey Christmas special trailer released

Downton Abbey Christmas special trailer released

Dec. 9 (UPI) -- A love triangle! An American visitor! A ball!
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Billy Joel, Herbie Hancock up for Kennedy Center Honors

Billy Joel, Herbie Hancock up for Kennedy Center Honors

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Martina Arroyo, Herbie Hancock, Billy Joel, Shirley MacLaine and Carlos Santana are to be recognized at the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony in Washington.
Paul Giamatti joins cast of 'Downton Abbey'

Paul Giamatti joins cast of 'Downton Abbey'

LONDON, June 24 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Paul Giamatti will appear in Season 4 of "Downton Abbey," the British costume drama's producers announced.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
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MacLaine suggested scene for 'Downton'

MacLaine suggested scene for 'Downton'

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Shirley MacLaine said it was her idea for her outgoing character in "Downton Abbey" to sing a love song to Maggie Smith's strait-laced Lady Violet.
9M watch U.K. premiere of 'Downton'

9M watch U.K. premiere of 'Downton'

LONDON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- About 9 million people tuned in for the Season 3 premiere of "Downton Abbey" on British television Sunday night, ITV said.
Streep to present MacLaine with AFI honor

Streep to present MacLaine with AFI honor

LOS ANGELES, May 22 (UPI) -- Meryl Streep is to present Shirley MacLaine with the American Film Institute's 40th Life Achievement Award at a black-tie gala in Culver City, Calif.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 24, 2012.
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Shirley MacLaine joins 'Downton' cast

Shirley MacLaine joins 'Downton' cast

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning American actress Shirley MacLaine is to join the cast of "Downton Abbey" next season, the British period drama's producers said Monday.
'Steel Magnolias' to be re-made with black cast

'Steel Magnolias' to be re-made with black cast

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network Lifetime is developing a small-screen remake of the 1989 film "Steel Magnolias" with an all-black cast, Deadline.com reported.
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MacLaine tapped for AFI Life tribute

MacLaine tapped for AFI Life tribute

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The American Film Institute has announced it will present actress and filmmaker Shirley MacLaine with its 40th AFI Life Achievement Award.
Lifetime: 5.2M tuned in for 'Chanel' debut

Lifetime: 5.2M tuned in for 'Chanel' debut

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- About 5.2 million people saw the U.S. television bio-picture "Coco Chanel" when it debuted during the weekend, Lifetime said Monday.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 24, 2008.
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Julia Roberts honored at Hollywood gala.

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- American actress Julia Roberts expressed that she has everything she hoped for at a who’s-who event in her honor in Los Angeles.

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UPI almanac for Tuesday, April 24, 2007.
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Barbra Streisand wraps up tour

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Singer Barbra Streisand drew a standing ovation from the crowd at the sold-out Staples Center in Los Angeles on the last night of her tour.

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Today is Monday, April 24, the 114th day of 2006 with 251 to follow.
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New director tapped for 'Dallas' film

LOS ANGELES, April 6 (UPI) -- "Bend It Like Beckham" director Gurinder Chadha reportedly has been tapped to replace Robert Luketic at the helm of the big screen version of "Dallas."

'Dallas' director walks over casting

LOS ANGELES, April 4 (UPI) -- "Dallas" director Robert Luketic has reportedly bolted from the big screen version of the TV hit because of casting decisions, it was reported Tuesday.

Big stars lined up for big screen 'Dallas'

LOS ANGELES, March 14 (UPI) -- Jennifer Lopez, Luke Wilson, John Travolta and Shirley MacLaine are in talks to head up the cast of the big screen version of the 1980s TV soap, "Dallas."

Kucinich married; City Hall reception

CLEVELAND, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Congressman Dennis Kucinich, a former mayor of Cleveland, celebrated his marriage at an appropriate venue, City Hall.

Connick takes on Broadway in 'Pajama Game'

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Crooner Harry Connick Jr. has already starred in movies and on TV and now he's tackling Broadway in a revival of "The Pajama Game."
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