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Today is Tuesday, June 27, the 178th day of 2006 with 187 to follow.
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Toby Maguire gets engaged to girlfriend

LOS ANGELES, April 25 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Tobey Maguire has gotten engaged.

James Cromwell joins 'Spidey 3' cast

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- James Cromwell has become the latest addition to Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 3," it was announced Monday.

Web is being cast for 'Spidey 3'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Hollywood director Ron Howard's daughter, Bryce Dallas Howard, is reported in talks to play Peter Parker's first high school crush in "Spider-Man 3."

Golden Globe Awards presenters set

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Eric Bana, Drew Barrymore, Tim McGraw, Gwyneth Paltrow and Renée Zellweger were added Wednesday to the list of Golden Globe Awards presenters.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, June 27, the 178th day of 2005 with 187 to follow.
By United Press International

'Spider-Man 3' adds Topher Grace

CULVER CITY, Calif., May 20 (UPI) -- Actor Topher Grace of "That '70s Show" is joining the cast of "Spider-Man 3," Columbia Pictures said Thursday.

Thomas Haden Church in 'Spider-Man 3'

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (UPI) -- Thomas Haden Church will play the villain in "Spider-Man 3," although the name of the character is still under wraps, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Hilton's video partner buys H'wood mansion

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Videotaping his sex romp with Paris Hilton has earned Rick Solomon $7 million, enough to buy a posh pad in the Hollywood Hills, "Celebrity Justice" reports.

Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp most kissable

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp are the Hollywood actors Americans most want to kiss this Valentine's Day, according to a U.S. survey.

Restaurateur dishes on celeb clientele

BRASíLIA, Brazil, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The owner of a popular New York restaurant has told the Brazilian press of his encounters with many of his celebrity patrons.

Indie producer sues Hollywood superstars

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- An independent film producer has filed suit in Los Angeles claiming actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire blocked the U.S. release of his movie.

Maguire, DiCaprio file joint lawsuit

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio are suing in an effort to prevent the release of a short film they did in 1995, "Celebrity Justice" reported.

Diamond dress upstages 'Spider' premiere

LONDON, July 13 (UPI) -- Samantha Mumba stole the show at London's "Spider-Man II" premiere when the Irish actress/singer showed up in an $8 million diamond dress.

Ben Affleck wins $300K in poker tourney

COMMERCE, Calif., June 22 (UPI) -- Ben Affleck won first place and $356,400 in prize money at a California poker tournament, qualifying the Hollywood film star for the world poker championship.

Marvel and Sony drop 'Spider-Man' suits

LOS ANGELES, June 2 (UPI) -- Marvel Enterprises and Sony Pictures ended their competing lawsuits by creating a joint U.S. company to manage "Spider-Man" movie tie-in products.

Maguire, Dunst sign up for 'Spider-Man 3'

LAS VEGAS, March 25 (UPI) -- "Spider-Man" stars Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst have signed up to reprise their roles in a third "Spider-Man" film, due out in 2007.

'Spider-man 3' in the works?

HOLLYWOOD, March 3 (UPI) -- Four months before "Spider-Man 2" is due in U.S. theaters, Entertainment Tonight says a third installment in the franchise is already in the works.

Author amazed by 'Seabiscuit' phenomenon

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Laura Hillenbrand says she never expected her book "Seabiscuit, An American Legend" to become a publishing phenomenon.

Maguire inspired by 'Seabiscuit' story

SANTA ANITA, Calif., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Actor Tobey Maguire says he was greatly moved by the true story of lost souls finding friendship and success in the movie "Seabiscuit."

'Seabiscuit' top-selling DVD, video

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Universal Studios Home Video announced "Seabiscuit" is the top holiday seller in DVD and VHS sales of more than $80 million, Zap2it.com reported.

'Seabiscuit' top-selling DVD, video

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Universal Studios Home Video announced Friday "Seabiscuit" was the top holiday seller in DVD and VHS sales of more than $80 million Zap2it.com reported.

Maguire: Jockeys work really hard

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- "Seabiscuit" star Tobey Maguire said he was astonished to learn how hard jockeys train for their jobs.

Maguire pays up to avoid litigation

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- "Seabiscuit" star Tobey Maguire has returned nearly $200,000 a bankruptcy trustee said was improperly given to him by his one-time investment adviser.

Tobey: Jockeys are tougher than they look

One would think there is no more physically demanding role for an actor than playing a superhero who slings webs and scales buildings in his daily routine of va
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