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'Expendables 3' releases explosive final trailer

'Expendables 3' releases explosive final trailer

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) --'Expendables 3' has released a final, action-packed trailer that sees the team face off against founding-member-turned-villain Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson).
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 31, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 31, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 31, 2014
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'Expendables 3' leaks online ahead of premiere

'Expendables 3' leaks online ahead of premiere

LOS ANGELES, July 25 (UPI) --A DVD-quality copy of new movie "Expendables 3" leaked online and has been downloaded 189,000 times in 24 hours.
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'Expendables 3' releases action-packed first trailer

'Expendables 3' releases action-packed first trailer

LOS ANGELES, June 18 (UPI) --"Expendables 3" sees Barney (Sylvester Stallone), Lee (Jason Statham) and the rest of the team face off against their own co-founder, Conrad (Mel Gibson).
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Stallone, Gibson, Banderas and Schwarzenegger star in new 'Expendables 3' posters

Stallone, Gibson, Banderas and Schwarzenegger star in new 'Expendables 3' posters

April 2 (UPI) -- Sylvester Stallone, Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas and Arnold Schwarzenegger are among the sixteen stars featured in new posters for the "Expendables 3" movie.
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Bruce Willis wanted $1M a day for 'Expendables 3'

Bruce Willis wanted $1M a day for 'Expendables 3'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Bruce Willis walked away from "The Expendables 3" because he wanted to be paid $1 million a day for four days work, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Harrison Ford replaces Bruce Willis in 'Expendables 3'

Harrison Ford replaces Bruce Willis in 'Expendables 3'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Sylvester Stallone said via Twitter Bruce Willis will be replaced by fellow Hollywood icon Harrison Ford in "Expendables 3," which starts filming this month.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 31, 2013.
By United Press International
Actor Wesley Snipes released from federal prison in Pa.

Actor Wesley Snipes released from federal prison in Pa.

LAFAYETTE, Pa., April 5 (UPI) -- Film star Wesley Snipes has been released from the McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Pennsylvania, officials said.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 31, 2012.
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Judge denies Snipes appeal bid

Judge denies Snipes appeal bid

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday denied a bid for appeal from Wesley Snipes, a film star convicted on federal tax evasion charges, CNN reported.
Snipes surrenders to begin prison sentence

Snipes surrenders to begin prison sentence

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Film star Wesley Snipes surrendered as ordered Thursday and is to begin his three-year sentence for tax evasion in a Pennsylvania prison, officials told TMZ.

Snipes still trying to avoid jail

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Convicted U.S. tax evader Wesley Snipes's legal team filed an emergency motion Wednesday for a new trial, alleging juror misconduct, court records show.
Wesley Snipes ordered to Pa. prison

Wesley Snipes ordered to Pa. prison

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marshals Service has informed actor Wesley Snipes he has a week to surrender to a Pennsylvania prison to begin his sentence for tax crimes, TMZ said.
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(L-R) Wesley Snipes, Richard Gere, Shannon Kane, Antoine Fuqua, Don Cheadle and Ethan Hawke arrive at the "Brooklyn's Finest" Premiere at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square Theater in New York on March 2, 2010. UPI /Laura Cavanaugh
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Wesley Trent Snipes (born July 31, 1962) is an American actor, film producer, and martial artist, who has starred in numerous action films, thrillers, and dramatic feature films. Snipes is known for playing the Marvel Comics character Blade in the Blade film series. Snipes formed a production company, Amen-Ra Films, in 1991 and a subsidiary, Black Dot Media, to develop projects for film and television. Snipes has been training in martial arts since age 12, earning a high ranking 5th dan black belt in Shotokan Karate and 2nd dan black belt in Hapkido. He has also trained as a student of Capoeira under Mestre Jelon Vieira and in a number of other disciplines including various styles of kung fu and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. As of 2011 Snipes is serving a prison sentence for misdemeanor failure to file U.S. federal income tax returns.

Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, the son of Marian, a teacher's assistant, and Wesley R. Snipes, an aircraft engineer. He grew up in the Bronx, New York City. He attended P.S. 132, an elementary school in the Bronx. Snipes graduated from I.S. 131, a middle school in the Bronx, and also attended the famed Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing, but moved back to Florida before he could graduate. After graduating from Jones High School in Orlando, Snipes returned to New York and attended the State University of New York at Purchase, before being asked to leave his junior year. Snipes also attended Southwest College in Los Angeles.

At age 23, Snipes was discovered by an agent while performing in a competition. He made his film debut in the 1986 Goldie Hawn vehicle Wildcats. Later that year he appeared on the TV show Miami Vice as a drug-dealing pimp in the episode "Streetwise" (first aired December 5, 1986). In 1987, he appeared as Michael Jackson's nemesis in the Martin Scorsese-directed music video "Bad" and the feature film Streets of Gold. That same year, Snipes was also considered for the role of Geordi La Forge in the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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