Affable Clooney makes New York friends

NEW YORK, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- New York court employees say actor George Clooney was "a perfect gentleman" as he worked at the deserted Queens House of Detention on his latest film.

Wilkinson recalls 'Full Monty' experience

NEW YORK, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- British actor Tom Wilkinson says getting naked in his hit 1997 comedy, "The Full Monty," helped him become a fearless actor.

'Exorcism' star grateful to Linney

NEW YORK, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Newcomer Jennifer Carpenter says she has her co-star Laura Linney to thank for her role in the new film, "The Exorcism of Emily Rose."

Batman game uses actors' voices, likeness

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Electronic Arts and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have secured an all-star cast of U.S. and international actors for the Batman Begins video game.

'A Good Woman' with Helen Hunt debuts 2005

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Lions Gate Films, based in Santa Monica, Calif., has acquired the North American distribution rights to the movie "A Good Woman," starring Helen Hunt.

A baby for Helen Hunt

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Helen Hunt and her TV producer boyfriend Matthew Carnahan are expecting their first child this summer, Hunt's publicist has confirmed.

61st Annual Golde Globe Award nominees

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A list of the nominees for the 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Cable rules Golden Globe mini-series nods

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Cable powerhouses HBO and Showtime reigned when the Golden Globe mini-series/made-for-TV film nominations were announced Thursday.

'Girl' goes Wilde

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- After acclaimed performances in "Girl With a Pearl Earring" and "Lost in Translation," Scarlett Johansson will lead in a new adaptation of an Oscar Wilde play.

Nominees for 55th Prime Time Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES, July 17 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 55th Prime Time Emmy Awards, announced Thursday in Los Angeles:

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Winners at 17th Independent Spirit Awards

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 24 (UPI) -- Here is a list of winners at the 17th Annual Independent Spirit Awards, presented Saturday in Santa Monica at the West Coast branch of the Independent Feature P

'Memento,' 'Bedroom' win Spirit Awards

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 24 (UPI) -- "Memento" and "In the Bedroom" -- independent films that competed with larger studio productions throughout most of this year's awards season -- dominated the p

74th Academy Award nominees

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 74th Academy Awards to be presented Sunday in Hollywood.

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HOLLYWOOD, March 21 (UPI) -- No single movie this year will sweep the Academy Awards as has happened in years past.
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YOU BET All eyes will be on Hollywood this Sunday when the winners of this year's Oscars are announced during the 74th Annual Academy Awards ceremony.
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ROBERT DOWNEY JR. Robert Downey Jr. stood before a judge in California again this week -- not to be lectured, scolded or sentenced, but to be praised and encouraged for the job he's doing in drug rehab.
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THE END OF AN ERA The final Whitewater report was released by the independent counsel's office Wednesday, ending an eight-year investigation that cost taxpayers $70 million.
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Oscar prospects aside, 'Bedroom' a winner

LOS ANGELES, March 14 (UPI) -- Social critics can slam Hollywood all they like for its reliance on neat, pat and happy endings, and they may have a point, but "In the Bedroom" came out of now
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Weighing 'A Beautiful Mind's' prospects

LOS ANGELES, March 13 (UPI) -- "A Beautiful Mind" is a remarkable phenomenon -- a big-budget Hollywood movie about a schizophrenic mathematician who overcomes his illness and wins the Novel P
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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
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