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PAY RAISES FOR 'SOPRANOS' GANG
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Feature: Gil Cates' Oscar milestone

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Gilbert Cates, who has produced more Oscar telecasts than anyone else, extends his record to 11 Academy Awards shows with the upcoming 75th anniversary edition.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2003 with 314 to follow.
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Peter O'Toole might show up for Oscar

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- There is word in Hollywood that Peter O'Toole might have changed his mind and decided to accept an Honorary Oscar at the Academy Awards. O'Toole's body of work includes seven nominations for the Best Actor Oscar.

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Peter O'Toole: Not time for Honorary Oscar

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that it will give an Honorary Oscar to Peter O'Toole, but O'Toole isn't sure he wants it.

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After months of restoration, the bus on which Rosa Parks gave birth to the civil rights movement is headed for a museum.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Hollywood Digest

PIRATES BOARD 'LORD OF THE RINGS'
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Feature: Familiar themes in 'Gangs'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Martin Scorsese's new movie "Gangs of New York" not only displays the Oscar-nominated director's well-documented fascination with violence, religion and New York City -- it also fulfills an ambition Scorsese has held onto for 30 years.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Feature: A big fat Hollywood success story

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- With a big fat certified hit virtually securing her future in Hollywood, Nia Vardalos -- the writer and star of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" -- has decided what to do for an encore.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporer

Hollywood Digest

The news from Hollywood.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Assignment America: Not coming to dinner?

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- There's been a lot of musing in the press lately about the explosion in black-white marriages. Maybe "explosion" is a little much.
JOHN BLOOM, UPI Reporter at Large

Robert De Niro to receive AFI's top honor

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Two-time Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro will receive the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award, the AFI announced Friday.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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Celebrities in the news.
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Hollywood Digest

What's happening in Hollywood.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is May 12th.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

CHER Cher will play the role of God when she appears in an upcoming episode of "Will and Grace." According to Extra magazine, Cher will make a second guest appearance on the hit comedy.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, April 13, the 103rd day of 2002 with 262 to follow. The moon is waxing, moving toward its first quarter.
By United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is April 13. It was one of the more unusual disasters of modern times. On this date in 1992, construction workers breeched a retaining wall in the Chicago River, sending millions of gallons of water flooding through an underground freight tunnel sys
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Hollywood Analysis: The color of Oscar

LOS ANGELES, April 8 (UPI) -- Many critics complained about the to-do that was made over the race of Oscar winners this year, but if the ongoing conversation proves anything it is that the i
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, April 8 (UPI) -- Age is a many splendored thing except in Tinseltown, a burgh dedicated to young audiences and servile to youthful talent.
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

Joe Bob's America: Podium senility

NEW YORK, April 5 (UPI) -- Poor Brian Grazer, producer of "A Beautiful Mind," uncrumpling his supremely boring speech and bending his head down like a whipped puppy to bring the longest A
JOE BOB BRIGGS

A Blast From The Past

Today is April 8. It was on this date in 1949 that three-year-old Kathy Fiscus of San Marino, Calif., fell into an abandoned well while playing.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

BILLY WILDER DIES The filmmaker responsible for such gems as "Double Indemnity," "Sunset Boulevard," "The Seven Year Itch" and "The Apartment" has died.
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Hollywood Digest

NEW STUDY LINKS TV TIME, TEEN VIOLENCE
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