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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2014
By United Press International
Brett Favre still ripped; Twitter blows up over photo

Brett Favre still ripped; Twitter blows up over photo

ORLANDO, March 5 (UPI) -- Football fan posts photo of ripped, bearded Brett Favre online and the Internet explodes.
By Danielle Haynes
Gary Sinise treats wounded veterans to Disneyland

Gary Sinise treats wounded veterans to Disneyland

March 1 (UPI) -- Actor Gary Sinise took 50 veterans on trip to California as part of his non-profit foundation.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
'Toy Story' holiday special to air late this year

'Toy Story' holiday special to air late this year

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. television network ABC says it plans to air "Toy Story That Time Forgot," Disney-Pixar's new Christmas special, late this year.
Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer are TV's highest-paid actors

Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer are TV's highest-paid actors

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- "Two and a Half Men" co-stars Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer occupy the top two spots on Forbes magazine's list of the highest-paid TV actors.
'Toy Story' Halloween special to air on ABC Oct. 16

'Toy Story' Halloween special to air on ABC Oct. 16

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Disney-Pixar's first animated television special, "Toy Story of Terror!," is to premiere in the United States Oct. 16, ABC announced Friday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 13, 2013.
By United Press International

JTT to reunite with Allen on comedy

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Jonathan Taylor Thomas will guest star on the Tim Allen comedy "Last Man Standing," reuniting the father-son pair from "Home Improvement," ABC said.
ABC orders more 'Standing,' 'Malibu'

ABC orders more 'Standing,' 'Malibu'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- America's ABC Network says it has picked up five additional episodes each of its comedies "Last Man Standing" and "Malibu Country."

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 13, 2012.
By United Press International
People in the news

People in the news

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By United Press International

'Home Improvement' star Taran Smith busted for DUI

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Former "Home Improvement" co-star Taran Noah Smith was arrested in Los Angeles for alleged driving under the influence and possession of marijuana, TMZ said.

Tim Allen says God calls the shots

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor and comedian Tim Allen says some rough breaks over the years actually bolstered his belief in God.
Private memorial held for Steve Jobs

Private memorial held for Steve Jobs

STANFORD, Calif., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A memorial service held at Stanford University Sunday to mark the passing of Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs attracted hundreds of his colleagues and admirers.
DiCaprio is highest-earning actor

DiCaprio is highest-earning actor

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Leonardo DiCaprio is Hollywood's highest-earning actor, making $77 million between May 2010 and May 2011, Forbes.com said Monday.
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Tim Allen (born Timothy Allen Dick; June 13, 1953) is an American comedian, actor, voice-over artist, and entertainer, known for his role in the sitcom Home Improvement. He is also known for his film roles in several popular movies, including the Toy Story series, The Santa Clause series, and Galaxy Quest.

Born in Denver, Colorado, Allen is the son of Martha Katherine, a community-service worker, and Gerald M. Dick, a real estate agent. He is the third oldest of five brothers. His father died in a car accident, colliding with a drunk driver, when Allen was 11. Two years later, his mother married her high school sweetheart, a successful business executive, and moved with her six children to Birmingham, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, to be with her new husband and his three children. Allen attended Ernest W. Seaholm High School in Birmingham, where he was in theater and music classes (resulting in his love of classical piano). He then attended Central Michigan University and transferred to Western Michigan University in 1974. At Western Michigan, Allen worked at the student radio station WIDR and received a bachelor of science degree in communications specializing in radio and television production in 1976 with a split minor in philosophy and design. In 1998, Western Michigan awarded Allen an honorary fine arts degree and the Distinguished Alumni Award.

Allen started his career as a comedian in 1975. On a dare from one of his friends, he participated in a comedy night at a comedy club in Detroit. While in Detroit he began to get recognition appearing in local television commercials and appearing on cable comedy shows such as Gary Thison's Some Semblance of Sanity. He later moved to Los Angeles and became a member of The Comedy Store there. He began to do stand-up appearances on late-night talk shows and specials on record and film. Allen rose to fame in acting with the television series Home Improvement (1991–1999) on ABC, playing Tim "The Tool-Man" Taylor. During one week in November 1994, he simultaneously starred in the highest grossing film (The Santa Clause), topped the New York Times best-seller list with his book Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man, and appeared in the top rated television series (Home Improvement). The following year, he provided the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the blockbuster Toy Story. Simultaneous with his time acting in Home Improvement, Tim Allen formed a race team with Steve Saleen and race driver Bob Bondurant, called the Saleen/Allen "RRR" Speedlab. The team raced Saleen Mustangs in the SCCA World Challenge, with Allen and Saleen as the team's drivers. During the final season of Home Improvement he was paid $1.25 million for every episode he starred in.

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