Goldie Hawn signs with CAA

Goldie Hawn signs with CAA

Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Goldie Hawn might be putting an end to her 14-year acting hiatus.
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Talent agencies William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, IMG Worldwide combine forces

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Two major U.S. talent agencies are combining their firms in a deal estimated at $2.4 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

Yahoo! joins six others in pursuit of Hulu

LOS ANGELES, May 25 (UPI) -- Yahoo! Inc. has joined six other bidders for U.S. entertainment Web site Hulu, a source close to the deal-making told The Wall Street Journal.
Ray Lewis reportedly to sign with ESPN

Ray Lewis reportedly to sign with ESPN

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- ESPN is close to signing a multiyear deal with Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, sources told SI.com.

Briton jailed indefinitely for car attack

BOLTON, England, May 20 (UPI) -- An Englishman who drove into a crowd of clubgoers, injuring 14 people, will be jailed indefinitely until he is no longer dangerous, a judge ruled Friday.

$100 million film fund created

CANNES, France, May 17 (UPI) -- A $100 million film fund has been created thanks to Screen Media International and the William Morris Agency, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Fred Thompson to return to acting

Fred Thompson to return to acting

LOS ANGELES, March 25 (UPI) -- Fred Thompson, after a brief foray into U.S. presidential politics, is looking to re-immerse himself in film and TV work, E! Online reported Tuesday.

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Postum goes the way of the buggy whip

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Postum addicts among Mormons in Utah are looking for a new way to get a caffeine-free fix now that Kraft Foods has discontinued the cereal beverage.

1896 Chaucer book sells for $180,000

NEW YORK, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- An undisclosed phone bidder paid a New York auction house $180,000 Wednesday for an 1896 volume of Geoffrey Chaucer's work.

Tribeca has one-day film fest in China

BEIJING, July 12 (UPI) -- The Tribeca Film Festival moved beyond its New York venue, opening itself up to a broader international audience in Beijing's 798 art district.

'The Secret' leading to other book deals

NEW YORK, March 26 (UPI) -- Best-selling self-help book "The Secret" has led to at least one U.S. book deal for experts whose advice the book features, a published report said Monday.

William Morris Agency expands music sector

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The William Morris Agency, based in Beverly Hills, Calif., is expanding its international music operation, the company announced Tuesday.

Spears, Lohan out of Joplin biopic

LOS ANGELES, May 1 (UPI) -- Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan are out and now Kate Hudson is reportedly the front-runner to star in a biopic of the late rock singer Janis Joplin.

Putting the Star in Starbucks

SEATTLE, May 1 (UPI) -- Seattle's Starbucks Corp. has hired the William Morris Agency to suggest music, movies and books the coffee retailer can sell in its shops.
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William Morris (24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896) was an English textile designer, artist, writer, and socialist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the English Arts and Crafts Movement. He founded a design firm in partnership with the artist Edward Burne-Jones, and the poet and artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti which profoundly influenced the decoration of churches and houses into the early 20th century. He was also a major contributor to reviving traditional textile arts and methods of production, and one of the founders of the SPAB, now a statutory element in the preservation of historic buildings in the UK. Morris wrote and published poetry, fiction, and translations of ancient and medieval texts throughout his life. His best-known works include The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems (1858), The Earthly Paradise (1868–1870), A Dream of John Ball (1888) and the utopian News from Nowhere (1890). He was an important figure in the emergence of socialism in Britain, founding the Socialist League in 1884, but breaking with that organization over goals and methods by the end of the decade. He devoted much of the rest of his life to the Kelmscott Press, which he founded in 1891. The 1896 Kelmscott edition of the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer is considered a masterpiece of book design.

William Morris was born in Walthamstow on 24 March 1834, the third child and the eldest son of William Morris, a partner in the firm of Sanderson & Co., bill brokers in the City of London. His mother was Emma Morris née Shelton, daughter of Joseph Shelton, a teacher of music in Worcester. As a child Morris was delicate but studious. He learned to read early, and by the time he was four years old he was familiar with most of the Waverley novels. When he was six the family moved to Woodford Hall, where new opportunities for an out-of-door life brought the boy health and vigour. He rode about Epping Forest, sometimes in a toy suit of armour, where he became a close observer of animal nature and was able to recognize any bird upon the wing.

At the same time he continued to read whatever came in his way and was particularly attracted by the stories in the Arabian Nights and by the designs in Gerard's Herbal. He studied with his sisters' governess until he was nine, when he was sent to a school at Walthamstow. In 1842, his sister Isabella was born. She grew to be the churchwoman who oversaw the revival of the Deaconess Order in the Anglican Communion. In his thirteenth year their father died, leaving the family well-to-do. The home at Woodford was broken up, as being unnecessarily large, and in 1848 the family relocated to Water House and William Morris entered Marlborough School, where his father had bought him a nomination. Morris was at the school for three years, but gained little from attending it beyond a taste for architecture, fostered by the school library, and an attraction towards the Anglo-Catholic movement. He made but slow progress in school work and at Christmas 1851 was removed and sent to live as a private pupil with the Rev. F. B. Guy, Assistant Master at Forest School and later Canon of St. Alban's, for a year to prepare him for University. The Forest School archives still contain many items of correspondence from Morris, and the School boasts a Morris stained glass window in the Chapel.

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