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'Bad Grandpa' opens to strong box office with $32 million

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" opened to a strong $32 million to lead the U.S. box office for the week, pushing "Gravity" to second place with $20.3 million.
Peter Scolari to play Yogi Berra in 'Bronx Bombers' play

Peter Scolari to play Yogi Berra in 'Bronx Bombers' play

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Peter Scolari and his wife, Tracy Shayne, are to star in the new play "Bronx Bombers" on Broadway this winter, producers announced Monday.

'Gravity' still sky high at weekend box office

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The space thriller "Gravity," starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, led the box office for the third weekend in a row with $31.03 million.

'Gravity' again floats to top of weekend box office

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The space thriller "Gravity," starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, led the box office for the second weekend in a row with $44.265 million.
Cher, Bryan Cranston lend voices to Autism Speaks campaign

Cher, Bryan Cranston lend voices to Autism Speaks campaign

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Adam West, Bryan Cranston, Cher, Jim Parsons and Mark Hamill are lending their voices to the "Sound Off for Autism Speaks" fundraising campaign.
Tom Hanks talks about becoming 'Captain Phillips'

Tom Hanks talks about becoming 'Captain Phillips'

NEW YORK, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Double Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks says he felt a tremendous responsibility to accurately portray Richard Phillips, a real-life merchant mariner who -- along with his crew -- was taken hostage at sea by Somali pirates in 2009 while on a voyage to Kenya.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
People with type 2 diabetes at higher risk of tooth loss

People with type 2 diabetes at higher risk of tooth loss

CHICAGO, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Tom Hanks said he is one of 26 million Americans with type 2 diabetes who must take care to avoid tooth loss, blindness and kidney failure.
Tom Hanks reveals he has Type 2 diabetes

Tom Hanks reveals he has Type 2 diabetes

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Double Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks revealed on "Late Show with David Letterman" in New York he has Type 2 diabetes.
'Saving Mr. Banks' to open AFI Fest in Hollywood this fall

'Saving Mr. Banks' to open AFI Fest in Hollywood this fall

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- "Saving Mr. Banks" is to open the American Film Institute's festival in Hollywood this fall, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures announced Wednesday.

Beaver Creek wildfire in Sun Valley, Idaho, burns 100,000-plus acres

BOISE, Idaho, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Crews in Idaho worked to control wildfires across the state, including the Beaver Creek wildfire threatening 5,000 homes in tony Sun Valley, officials said.
'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.
Tom Hanks to star in film based on Dan Brown's 'Inferno'

Tom Hanks to star in film based on Dan Brown's 'Inferno'

LOS ANGELES, July 17 (UPI) -- Actor Tom Hanks and director Ron Howard are reuniting to make "Inferno," their third movie based on a Dan Brown mystery novel, The Hollywood Reporter said.

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Hanks to star in film adaptation of 'Hologram for the King'

Hanks to star in film adaptation of 'Hologram for the King'

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Tom Hanks is to star in a big-screen adaptation of Dave Eggers' book, "A Hologram for the King," Deadline.com reported.
'Matilda,' 'Pippin' stars to perform at Tony Awards

'Matilda,' 'Pippin' stars to perform at Tony Awards

NEW YORK, June 6 (UPI) -- This weekend's Tony Awards show will feature performances by the casts of the Broadway musicals "Annie," "Bring It On," "Kinky Boots," "Matilda" and "Pippin."
Halle Berry relished playing multiple roles in 'Cloud Atlas'

Halle Berry relished playing multiple roles in 'Cloud Atlas'

Halle Berry says she jumped at the chance to play numerous characters in the big-screen adaptation of David Mitchell's 2004 time-spanning, globe-trotting fantasy epic, "Cloud Atlas."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Brett Ratner donates $1 million to Academy Museum fund

Brett Ratner donates $1 million to Academy Museum fund

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 29 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says director Brett Ratner has donated $1 million for its Academy Museum of Motion Pictures fund.
Hanks, Johansson to be presenters on Tony Awards show

Hanks, Johansson to be presenters on Tony Awards show

NEW YORK, May 29 (UPI) -- Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Jesse Eisenberg, Jon Cryer and Martha Plimpton are to serve as presenters at the Tony Awards show in New York, CBS said.
Letterman kicks off popcorn movie season with Top 10

Letterman kicks off popcorn movie season with Top 10

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- David Letterman kicked off popcorn movie season with a Top 10 list of "Things You Don't Want Hear in a Movie Preview" on "Late Show" in New York.

List of nominees for 2013 Tony Awards

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- The musicals "Matilda" and "Kinky Boots" were among the leading nominees when the 2013 Tony Award nominations were announced in New York Tuesday.

'Kinky Boots' leads Tony nominations with 13

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- Broadway's "Kinky Boots," with music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, led New York's Tony Award nominations with 13, followed by "Matilda: The Musical" with 12.

Kidman, Waltz, Lee join Spielberg on Cannes jury

CANNES, France, April 24 (UPI) -- This year's Cannes International Film Festival jury features Academy Award winners Nicole Kidman, Christoph Waltz and Ang Lee, the organization said Wednesday.
Gyllenhaal, Falco up for Drama League Awards

Gyllenhaal, Falco up for Drama League Awards

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- The Drama League nominated the New York musicals "Dogfight," "Here Lies Love" and "Kinky Boots" for its Best Musical Award Tuesday.
Revival of musical 'Pippin' up for 11 Outer Critics Circle Awards

Revival of musical 'Pippin' up for 11 Outer Critics Circle Awards

NEW YORK, April 22 (UPI) -- The Broadway revival of the musical "Pippin" was nominated for a leading 11 Outer Critics Circle Awards in New York Monday.
Tom Hanks extends Broadway run in 'Lucky Guy'

Tom Hanks extends Broadway run in 'Lucky Guy'

NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- Two-time Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks has extended his run in the Broadway play "Lucky Guy" through July 3, producers announced.
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