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A Pennsylvania woman who pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle and reckless endangerment was ordered by the judge to carry a picture of the couple her car crashed into for five years.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Triple H has two film roles

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- World Wrestling Entertainment star Triple H, aka Michael Paul LeVesque, has signed to do a pair of high-profile roles in two Hollywood films.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2003 with 153 to follow.
By United Press International

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JACK E. WILKINSON, United Press International

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Fasten your seat belts: Grammy-winning rapper Coolio has designs on becoming a movie star.
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

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JACK E. WILKINSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

A previously unreleased piece by Woody Guthrie will appear on singer-songwriter Ellis Paul's new album, "The Speed of Trees," scheduled for a Sept. 10 release on Philo/Rounder records. "God's Promise" is a newly discovered Guthrie lyric adapted by Guthrie
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

'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

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'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

Today is Wednesday, July 31, the 212th day of 2002 with 153 to follow.
By United Press International

Assignment America: Taking the pledge

NEW YORK, July 15 (UPI) -- When I say "one nation under God," I can take or leave the "under God" part, but I'm a fanatic about the "one nation" part. Has anyone ever considered that we'r
JOHN BLOOM
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Wesley Snipes
(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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