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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.
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'Breaking Bad,' 'House of Cards' up for Emmy Awards

'Breaking Bad,' 'House of Cards' up for Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "Game of Thrones," "Homeland," "House of Cards" and "Mad Men" were nominated for the Best Drama Emmy in Los Angeles Thursday.
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'Game Change,' 'Homeland' up for multiple Globes

'Game Change,' 'Homeland' up for multiple Globes

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- "The Big Bang Theory," "Episodes," "Girls," "Modern Family" and "Smash" were nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Comedy Series in Los Angeles Thursday.
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'Broken,' 'Berberian' win big at British Independent Film Awards

'Broken,' 'Berberian' win big at British Independent Film Awards

LONDON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- "Broken" was named the Best British Independent Film of 2012 and its cast member Rory Kinnear Best Supporting Actor at a ceremony in London.
'Broken' leads with nine BIFA nods

'Broken' leads with nine BIFA nods

LONDON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- "Broken" earned a leading nine nods when nominations for the 15th annual Moet British Independent Film Awards were announced in London.
Fellowes finds new way to tell Titanic tale

Fellowes finds new way to tell Titanic tale

NEW YORK, April 14 (UPI) -- Nigel Stafford-Clark, lead producer on "Titanic," says the television miniseries is more an examination of the English class system in the early 20th century than an epic romance or action flick.
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'Tinker' star Oldman calls 'quiet thriller' 'refreshing'

'Tinker' star Oldman calls 'quiet thriller' 'refreshing'

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- British actor Gary Oldman says he hopes people find his quiet, low-tech espionage thriller "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" a nice change from the high-octane action flicks that routinely "assault" them.
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Jones, Roache to star in 'Titanic' series

Jones, Roache to star in 'Titanic' series

LONDON, April 6 (UPI) -- Linus Roache, Geraldine Somerville, Toby Jones and Celia Imrie Roache are to star in a British miniseries about the 1912 sinking of the Titanic, ITV announced.
'Frost/Nixon' to open London film fest

'Frost/Nixon' to open London film fest

LONDON, June 26 (UPI) -- Ron Howard's big-screen adaptation of Peter Morgan's stage drama "Frost/Nixon" is to open the Times BFI London Festival this fall, organizers said.

WGA strike pre-empts Stone's 'Pinkville'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Oliver Stone's new film "Pinkville" has been put on hold because of the Writers Guild of America strike, it was reported Monday.

King loves new 'Mist' ending

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. author Stephen King says he loves the new ending writer-director Frank Darabont came up with for his film adaptation of King's novella, "The Mist."

Kevin Bacon on for 'Frost/Nixon'

HOLLYWOOD, June 4 (UPI) -- Kevin Bacon has joined the cast of the Hollywood adaptation of the Tony award-nominated play "Frost/Nixon." The play is based on a series of televised interviews that David Frost had with former President Nixon in 1977.

Jones not upset over Hoffman's 'Capote'

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- British actor Toby Jones says in New York he doesn't worry about being the second actor seen playing Truman Capote on film in slightly over a year.

'Infamous' director wanted different title

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- "Infamous" director Douglas McGrath says he changed the title of his new film from "Every Word is True" because legal advisors said the latter was misleading.

Jones didn't know about Capote before film

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- British actor Toby Jones says he didn't know much about Truman Capote before he was hired to play the U.S. literary icon in the new film, "Infamous." The movie focuses on Capote as he writes his ground-breaking 1965 novel, "In Cold Blood."

Toby Jones reveals secret of 007 kiss

VENICE, Italy, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Actor Toby Jones, who plays Truman Capote in "Infamous," described at the Venice film festival how it felt to kiss Daniel Craig, the new James Bond actor.

Rival studios choose same film subject

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Two films about author Truman Capote, one from United Artists and one from Warner Independent, were in the works Sunday, Daily Variety reported.

Gwyneth Paltrow to play singer Peggy Lee

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Gwyneth Paltrow is to star as the late singer Peggy Lee in a film about the life of "In Cold Blood" writer Truman Capote.

British comedy team recalled on Broadway

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- A classic British TV show starring comics Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise is recalled in a hilarious new Broadway production, "The Play What I Wrote," produced by
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Children's television icon Fred Rogers was laid to rest in a private ceremony Saturday in Pennsylvania. The 74-year-old creator and star of
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Actor Royce Applegate was found dead in the bedroom of his Hollywood Hills home Wednesday shortly after firefighters extinguished a blaze.
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