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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.
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Keri Russell talks about role in romantic comedy 'Austenland'

Keri Russell talks about role in romantic comedy 'Austenland'

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Keri Russell says she thinks many moviegoers will relate to the character she plays in the new romantic comedy "Austenland" because they, too, are looking for some form of escape from their everyday lives.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Diane Kruger to play police detective with Asperger's in new FX series 'The Bridge'

Diane Kruger to play police detective with Asperger's in new FX series 'The Bridge'

NEW YORK, March 29 (UPI) -- German-born actress Diane Kruger says she has signed on to star in "The Bridge," a new FX crime drama set on the Mexican-American border.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Author Stephenie Meyer talks about work after 'Twilight'

Author Stephenie Meyer talks about work after 'Twilight'

NEW YORK, March 28 (UPI) -- American author Stephenie Meyer says penning her book "The Host" was a freeing experience after her "Twilight" vampire novels became first a literary phenomenon, then a series of blockbuster movies.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 24, 2012.
By United Press International

Meyer a maybe on more Twilight books

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Stephenie Meyer said she knows how the Twilight saga plays out after the fourth and currently final book, but won't commit to writing more books in the series.

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Woman sues after overdue 'Twilight' arrest

Woman sues after overdue 'Twilight' arrest

PORTALES, N.M., June 28 (UPI) -- A New Mexico woman is suing her city after she spent the night in jail as a result of an overdue "Twilight" book and DVD from the library.
'Hunger Games' wins 4 MTV Movie Awards

'Hunger Games' wins 4 MTV Movie Awards

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., June 4 (UPI) -- The young-adult survival picture "The Hunger Games" won four Golden Popcorns at the MTV Movie Awards ceremony at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles.
Author calls '50 Shades' 'romantic'

Author calls '50 Shades' 'romantic'

NEW YORK, April 17 (UPI) -- British author E.L. James says she thinks of her popular erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" as a "love story" with "quite a lot of sex in it."
'Breaking Dawn' passes $700M milestone

'Breaking Dawn' passes $700M milestone

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Hollywood's vampire romance "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1" has grossed an estimated $701.3 million in global box office receipts, Lionsgate said.

Lionsgate, Summit close to merger

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- California-based film and television company Lionsgate is close to an agreement to join forces with "Twilight" studio Summit Entertainment, officials said.
'Breaking Dawn' will be made into 2 movies

'Breaking Dawn' will be made into 2 movies

LOS ANGELES, June 10 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Summit Entertainment says it plans to make two movies out of "Breaking Dawn," the final novel in Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series.
Bill Condon to direct 'Breaking Dawn'

Bill Condon to direct 'Breaking Dawn'

LOS ANGELES, April 28 (UPI) -- Summit Entertainment has hired Bill Condon to direct "Breaking Dawn," the fourth and final installment in the "Twilight" franchise, Variety said Wednesday.

Professor defines allure of vampire films

STOCKTON, Calif., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- An English professor in Stockton, Calif., said vampire films are popular because vampires are "human-like" manifestations of evil.
'Breaking Dawn' headed to the big screen

'Breaking Dawn' headed to the big screen

BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The fourth installment in the "Twilight" film franchise was green-lit and will be shot in Portland, Ore., film industry sources said.

Dracula's 'memoirs' to be published

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. author R.H. Greene says he expects his book, "Incarnadine: The True Memoirs of Count Dracula," to appeal to adult fans of vampire literature.
Pattinson booked for 4th 'Twilight' film

Pattinson booked for 4th 'Twilight' film

CANNES, France, May 20 (UPI) -- British actor Robert Pattinson said at the Cannes film festival there will be a fourth installment of the "Twilight" film franchise and he will star in it.
David Slade to direct 3rd 'Twilight' flick

David Slade to direct 3rd 'Twilight' flick

LOS ANGELES, April 23 (UPI) -- British film director David Slade has been hired to head up "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," Summit Entertainment announced.
Campbell-Bower cast in 'Twilight'

Campbell-Bower cast in 'Twilight'

LONDON, March 30 (UPI) -- British newcomer Jamie Campbell-Bower says he has landed the key role of vampire leader Caius in "The Twilight Saga: New Moon."
Bayona set to direct 'Eclipse'

Bayona set to direct 'Eclipse'

LOS ANGELES, March 12 (UPI) -- Spanish filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona has been hired to direct "Eclipse," the third installment of the "Twilight" film franchise, Variety.com said.
Fanning cast in 'New Moon' role

Fanning cast in 'New Moon' role

LOS ANGELES, March 9 (UPI) -- Summit Entertainment has confirmed it cast U.S. actress Dakota Fanning in "New Moon," the sequel to last year's vampire blockbuster, "Twilight."
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