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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
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Ving Rhames
LAP99071307 - 13 July 1999 - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA: Actor Ving Rhames and Debra Reed pose upon arriving July 12 at the American Civil Liberties Union(ACLU) annual gala honoring director Martin Scorsese with the organization's 1999 Torch of Liberty award for his contributions through his work that affirm the democratic principles that underlie the promise of "liberty and justice for all." iw/jr/Jim Ruymen UPI
Wiki

Irving Rameses "Ving" Rhames (born May 12, 1959) is an American actor best known for his work in Bringing Out the Dead, Pulp Fiction, Baby Boy, Don King: Only in America, and the Mission: Impossible film series.

Rhames was born in New York City, New York, the son of Reather, a homemaker, and Ernest Rhames, an auto mechanic. His parents were raised as sharecroppers in South Carolina. Named after the late NBC journalist, Irving R. Levine, Irving Rhames grew up in Harlem.

A good student, he entered New York's School of Performing Arts, where he discovered his love of acting. After high school, he studied drama at SUNY Purchase. His fellow acting student Stanley Tucci gave him his nickname "Ving". Rhames later transferred to Juilliard, where he began his career in New York theater.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Ving Rhames."
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