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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.
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Michael C. Hall, Toni Collette to star in play 'Realistic Joneses'

Michael C. Hall, Toni Collette to star in play 'Realistic Joneses'

NEW YORK, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Television stars Toni Collette and Michael C. Hall are to co-star in the Broadway production of Will Eno's play "The Realistic Joneses," producers announced.

Diablo Cody to produce ABC comedy

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning "Juno" screenwriter Diablo Cody has sold a romantic comedy series to ABC called "Alex + Amy," The Hollywood Reporter said.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012.
By United Press International
'Hitchcock' to open AFI Festival

'Hitchcock' to open AFI Festival

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- "Hitchcock," starring Anthony Hopkins as iconic filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, is to open this fall's AFI Festival at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011.
By United Press International
Showtime cancels 'Tara' after 3 seasons

Showtime cancels 'Tara' after 3 seasons

LOS ANGELES, May 24 (UPI) -- Showtime has canceled its U.S. dramedy "United States of Tara" after three seasons, TVGuide.com reported.
Toni Collette gives birth to a son

Toni Collette gives birth to a son

LOS ANGELES, April 25 (UPI) -- Toni Collette's publicist says the Australian actress has given birth to her second child, a son.
Report: Collette pregnant with 2nd child

Report: Collette pregnant with 2nd child

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Australian actress Toni Collette is pregnant with her second child, People.com reported Monday.
Izzard, Conroy to guest star on 'States'

Izzard, Conroy to guest star on 'States'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- British actor Eddie Izzard and U.S. actress Frances Conroy are to guest star on the celebrated series "United States of Tara," Showtime said.
Farrell, Collette cast in 'Fright' remake

Farrell, Collette cast in 'Fright' remake

LOS ANGELES, May 12 (UPI) -- Irish actor Colin Farrell and Australian actress Toni Collette are to star in a remake of the 1985 horror flick "Fright Night," The Hollywood Reporter said.
'Glee,' 'Mad Men' win top TV Globes

'Glee,' 'Mad Men' win top TV Globes

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- "Glee" and "Mad Men" were named best comedy and drama television series respectively at the Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Los Angeles Sunday night.
Collette beats Fey for actress Emmy

Collette beats Fey for actress Emmy

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- "United States of Tara" star Toni Collette won the Emmy Award for best actress in a comedy in Los Angeles Sunday.
Showtime renews 'Tara' for 2nd season

Showtime renews 'Tara' for 2nd season

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- "United States of Tara" has been renewed for a second season, it was announced Tuesday by Showtime President of Entertainment Robert Greenblatt.
New Showtime series to debut at Netflix

New Showtime series to debut at Netflix

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The new Showtime series "United States of Tara" is to make its debut at Netflix before it premieres on television, Netflix, Inc. announced.
Late Heath Ledger wins Aussie acting prize

Late Heath Ledger wins Aussie acting prize

MELBOURNE, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Late film star Heath Ledger was honored with the international actor prize at the 50th Australian Film Institute Awards in Melbourne during the weekend.
New Diablo Cody series to air on Showtime

New Diablo Cody series to air on Showtime

LOS ANGELES, June 5 (UPI) -- Showtime said it plans to air a new 12-episode comedy series called "The United States of Tara," the pilot of which was written by "Juno" scribe Diablo Cody.
Mendes starts shooting untitled movie

Mendes starts shooting untitled movie

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- British filmmaker Sam Mendes has begun shooting his new, as-yet-untitled picture in Connecticut, Focus Features announced.

Toni Collete expecting first child

SYDNEY, July 9 (UPI) -- Australian actress Toni Collette and her husband Dave Galafassi are expecting their first child in December.

Australia, Pink at odds over wool

SYDNEY, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Australian government officials have struck back against U.S. pop singer Pink's recent condemnation of their country's wool industry.

NY Online Critics crown 'Queen' best pic

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The New York Film Critics Online Sunday named Stephen Frears' drama, "The Queen," best picture of 2006.

All-star cast in line for 'The Dead Girl'

LOS ANGELES, March 24 (UPI) -- Josh Brolin, Rose Byrne, Toni Collette, James Franco and Marcia Gay Harden have joined the Hollywood all-star cast for Karen Moncrieff's "The Dead Girl."

Carell film gets pickup from Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- "Little Miss Sunshine" has become the first indie flick out of the Sundance Film Festival to get a major distribution deal, it was reported Sunday.

Maher to do talk show for Amazon.com

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The Internet megastore Amazon.com is launching a weekly online talk show starring comic Bill Maher, it was announced Thursday.

'Gromit' has leg up at U.S. box office

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The new animated feature "Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" was No. 1 at the U.S. box office with an estimated gross of $16.1 million.
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