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UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 13, 2014
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'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

"Gravity" and "American Hustle" go into Sunday's Oscar race in Los Angeles with 10 nods apiece, while "12 Years a Slave" is close behind with nine nominations.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Amy Adams, Kristen Bell, Jessica Biel, Jim Carrey and Glenn Close are to serve as presenters at Sunday's Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles, producers said.

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Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Morgan Freeman is to present the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award to Rita Moreno at Saturday's SAG Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 13, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, April 13, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 20, 2012.
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Stars line up for AFI's Freeman tribute

Stars line up for AFI's Freeman tribute

LOS ANGELES, June 7 (UPI) -- Clint Eastwood, Helen Mirren, Sidney Poitier and Rita Moreno are to pay tribute to U.S. actor Morgan Freeman at the 39th AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony.
Sidney Poitier not injured in car crash

Sidney Poitier not injured in car crash

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 31 (UPI) -- Film star Sidney Poitier was involved in a car accident this week but was not injured, said police in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Will Smith named Top Money-Making Star

Will Smith named Top Money-Making Star

GROTON, Mass., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Will Smith has been voted the Top Money-Making Star of 2008 in Quigley Publishing Company's 77th annual poll, the company said.
Chicago Film Fest to honor Poitier

Chicago Film Fest to honor Poitier

CHICAGO, June 20 (UPI) -- Organizers of the 44th Chicago International Film Festival say they plan to honor screen icon Sidney Poitier with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Director Sydney Pollack dies

Director Sydney Pollack dies

LOS ANGELES, May 27 (UPI) -- Sydney Pollack, 73, known for directing such movies as "Tootsie" and "Out of Africa," died of cancer Monday at his Los Angeles home, a family spokeswoman said.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 13, 2008.
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Oscars get channel on YouTube

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has established a branded Oscars channel on YouTube, officials said in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008.
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Oprah to host Oscar star special

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Oprah Winfrey has a new deal with ABC for a pre-Oscars U.S. television special in which past Academy Award winners interview fellow Oscar winners. Daily Variety reports Winfrey's HARPO Productions has signed up Academy Award winning actors Julia Roberts,

Oprah Winfrey opens S. African school

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. talk show host Oprah Winfrey kept a 6-year-old promise Tuesday and opened a school for impoverished South African girls south of Johannesburg.

Met Opera star Robert McFerrin Sr. dies

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Robert McFerrin Sr., whose rich baritone made him the first black man to sing under contract at the Metropolitan Opera, died of a heart attack in St. Louis. He

ABC to make 'Raisin in the Sun' telepic

NEW YORK, May 23 (UPI) -- Hip-hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs will reprise his Broadway role in the stage classic "A Raisin in the Sun" in an ABC TV movie.

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Today is Thursday, April 13, the 103rd day of 2006 with 262 to follow.
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