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WHO'S GOT THE POWER?
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Feature: 'Festival in Cannes' - Inside job

LOS ANGELES, April 4 (UPI) -- "Festival in Cannes," a new movie by independent filmmaker Henry Jaglom, is both a valentine to -- and a send-up of -- the movie business.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Film of the Week: Dave Barry's Big Trouble

LOS ANGELES, April 4 (UPI) -- Make a list of all the outstanding prose stylists in America - your John Updikes, your Phillip Roths, your Tom Wolfes - and the one superb writer you are almost
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

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

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, March 27, the 86th day of 2002 with 279 to follow. Passover begins at sundown. The moon is waxing, moving toward its full phase.
By United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is March 27. It was the worst aviation disaster in history. On this date in 1977, two Boeing 747s collided and exploded in flames on a foggy runway on Tenerife in the Canary Islands.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Oscar smiles at last on black America

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- It took old Oscar nearly three-quarters of a century to finally recognize African-American leading actors as the best in the world. But when he did, he certainly went all the way.
MARTIN SIEFF, Senior News Analyst

Watching the clock with Oscar

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (UPI) -- Producers hope the 74th Academy Awards show will offer viewers a fresh take on one of the most anticipated entertainment telecasts of any year, but reviews of t
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Commentary: New, Improved Oscars

LOS ANGELES, March 19 (UPI) -- Similarities between the annual Academy Awards telecast, which is scheduled for Sunday, and John Milton's epic poem "Paradise Lost" are only rarely mentioned, b
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

A Blast From The Past

Today is March 25. It was on this date in 1911 that a fire broke out at the Triangle Shirt Waist factory in New York City, just minutes before the seamstresses were to go home for the day.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Oscar race in homestretch

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- The Screen Actors Guild awards Sunday provided, as usual, revealing tips about who will walk home with the Oscars on March 24. And the pattern of wins was a sur
MARTIN SIEFF, Senior News Analyst

Analysis: Oscar campaign heads for home

LOS ANGELES, March 11 (UPI) -- Halle Berry's win at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for "Monster's Ball" makes the best actress Oscar race more interesting, while a SAG win for Russell Crowe a
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

SAG AWARDS Halle Berry and Russell Crowe took the top two prizes Sunday at the eighth annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.
By United Press International

Directors guild honors Howard for 'Mind'

LOS ANGELES, March 10 (UPI) -- The Directors Guild of America honored Ron Howard Saturday night with its top feature film award for "A Beautiful Mind," his Oscar-nominated drama based on the
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

What if you ran into Tom Hanks?

LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) -- A new handbook offers advice from stars, publicists and agents on the proper etiquette for dealing with celebrities that you just happen to bump into in public
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood analysis: Poor Harry Potter

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," the top U.S. box-office attraction of 2001 with $314.3 million and still counting, came up short when the Oscar nominat
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Digest

DUCHOVNY FIGURES IN 'X-FILES' FINALE
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Oscar loves a man in uniform

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A search for clues to help predict this year's Oscar winner for best picture turns up a long-running preference among academy voters for men -- and occasionally
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Digest

MORE OSCARS ODDS AND ENDS
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Oscar nominations generally run to form

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- As usual, the announcement of the nominees for the Academy Awards provided a blend of fulfilled expectations, mild surprises and the occasional eyebrow-raising
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

THE OSCAR NOMINATIONS The annual ritual of guessing which movies and filmmakers will snag Oscar nominations is about to come to a close -- just in time for the beginning of the ritual of guessing which pictures and artists will win the Oscars.
By United Press International

CGI no threat to actors -- for now, anyway

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Some Hollywood producers wonder, and some actors worry, about the chances that digital technology will render live actors obsolete, but a leading practitioner i
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Film dubbing biz soars in Catalonia

BARCELONA, Spain, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The recent premiere of Harry Potter in Catalonia has brought about an old dispute: should movies be dubbed? At what price?
MIREN GUTIERREZ, UPI Business Correspondent

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

INDY 4 Harrison Ford made it plain Sunday he's ready for another Indiana Jones adventure whenever producer George Lucas and director Steven Spielberg are -- and Spielberg sounds like he's ready, too.
By United Press International

Sidney Poitier to receive honorary Oscar

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that it will present an honorary Oscar to Sidney Poitier.
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