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Rhames recalls youth readying for 'Kojak'

NEW YORK, March 17 (UPI) -- Ving Rhames says he didn't have to prepare for "Kojak," the New York cop with a lollipop habit, by watching Telly Savalas in the original TV series.

Rhames to play 'Kojak'

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The USA Network has signed Ving Rhames to star in a series based on the 1970's police show, "Kojak," the New York Daily News reported Wednesday.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, May 12, the 133rd day of 2004 with 233 to follow.
By United Press International

Alba, Johansson cast in new films

LOS ANGELES, April 28 (UPI) -- Hollywood starlets Jessica Alba and Scarlett Johannson have been cast in two upcoming feature films, "Sin City" and "Mission: Impossible 3," respectively.

Depp's 'Secret Window' opening earlier

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Sony Pictures has decided to open "Secret Window," starring Johnny Depp, six weeks earlier than scheduled based on favorable audience screenings.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2003 with 233 to follow.
By United Press International

'Daredevil' edges 'School' at box office

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The second weekend of "Daredevil" edged the opening of "Old School" to top a moderate weekend at the nation's box office with an estimated $18.9 million at 3,474 theaters during the Friday-Sunday period, studio sources said Sunday. The 20th Century Fox re

Interview of the week: Michael C. Duncan

Michael Clarke Duncan is still so awe-stuck by certain movie stars he takes his camera with him almost everywhere he goes -- just in case.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Ron Shelton's new film, "Dark Blue," examines the savage police beating of black motorist Rodney King.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

What's happening in Hollywood

President Bartlet gets another term, two more years for 'The Simpsons,' and other stories about Hollywood.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

People

New York''s Drama League is about to honor an actor who is omnipresent on American television ... Jerry Orbach.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Hollywood Digest

Celebrities in the news.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

VideoView -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

What's new in the world of home ntertainment.
JACK E. WILKINSON, United Press International

Hollywood Digest

DO RATINGS EQUAL EMMYS?
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

'Signs' tops modest US box office

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The fourth weekend of Mel Gibson's supernatural "Signs" led a modest weekend box office with an estimated $14.4 million at 3,453 theaters during the Friday-Sunday period, studio sources said Sunday.

Hollywood Digest

STUMBLING TO THE FINISH LINE In a clear sign of late-summer fatigue for the movie industry, box-office analysts are focusing on the possibility that "Signs" -- the Mel Gibson supernatural thriller now heading into its fourth week in release -- could pr
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood reporter

'XXX' tops US box office again

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The second weekend of Vin Diesel's action-thriller "XXX" led a moderate national box office with an estimated $23 million at 3,388 theaters during the Friday-Su

'XXX' tops US box office again

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The second weekend of Vin Diesel's action-thriller "XXX" led a moderate national box office with an estimated $23 million at 3,388 theaters during the Friday-Sunday period, studio sources said Sunday.

Hollywood Analysis: Out with a whimper?

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. box office has provided one of the few bright spots during the long-running national economic slowdown, but there are signs that the movie business is
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Digest

The Almanac

The UPI alamanac for Sunday, May 12, 2002. Today is Mother's Day.
By United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

'ELLIE' WATCH The new NBC comedy "Watching Ellie" has only been on the air for a few weeks, but something of a deathbed watch is already being organized.
By United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

MOVIE AWARDS
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News from the entertainment capital

'MONSTER' SMASH
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