Feature: Comics line up for Vegas festival

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- As comedians from around the country get ready for the third annual Las Vegas Comedy Festival, organizers say the new-talent portion of the program has opened d
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Van Halen sues Orioles

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Rockers Van Halen have filed a $2 million federal lawsuit accusing the Baltimore Orioles of canceling a Sept. 2 concert in Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Lollapalooza music festival canceled

NEW YORK, June 22 (UPI) -- U.S. music festival Lollapalooza has been canceled because of poor ticket sales just three weeks before the 31-date, 16-city tour was set to begin.

Hollywood UPS driver has star memories

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 19 (UPI) -- Veteran UPS driver Bill Sender had the inside scoop on stars such as Jimmy Stewart, Groucho Marx and Peggy Lee when he delivered packages in Hollywood.

Sharpton considers TV, radio offers

LOS ANGELES, April 28 (UPI) -- Former Democratic presidential hopeful Al Sharpton is said to be in talks with CNBC to host a series of specials that could lead to a regular gig.

Watercooler Stories

Taxpayers balk at paying higher taxes and politicians like to avoid raising the taxes of their constituents, but the "jock tax" suits both.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Acts line up for Lollapalooza

LOS ANGELES, March 29 (UPI) -- Morrissey, Flaming Lips and Sonic Youth are among the acts confirmed for the 2004 Lollapalooza summer concert tour, Billboard.com reported Monday.

Madonna, Van Halen planning tours

NEW YORK, March 16 (UPI) -- Van Halen and Madonna are both planning concert tours, Pollstar reported Tuesday.

Lollapalooza to blend success, credibility

LOS ANGELES, March 9 (UPI) -- Lollapalooza organizers say this year's U.S. touring music festival will blend commerciality with credibility; that is, make money and still be cutting edge.

Sharpton considers post-bid gigs

NEW YORK, March 8 (UPI) -- The Rev. Al Sharpton is considering what comes after a bid for the Democratic U.S. presidential nomination and could be looking toward media stardom.

Contest winner to become radio star

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Clear Channel Radio and Sony Music have announced they are launching a talent contest to discover and promote the next big "Radio Star."

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

A woman who carried a Burberry umbrella and bag was turned away from a Scottish pub because bouncers thought she was tied to a football gang.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

In Sports from United Press International

A roundup of top sports stories.

Foot surgery for Rick Fox

LOS ANGELES, May 8 (UPI) -- Veteran forward Rick Fox of the Los Angeles Lakers has been scheduled for foot surgery on Monday.

Cathy's World: Worm's-Eye Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, April 30 (UPI) -- "I want to be the Studs Terkel of the 21st century, all due respect to Studs," veteran interviewer David Rensin told me the other day. He may just get his wish.

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

R. Kelly was arrested in Florida Wednesday after police allegedly discovered digital photos of the R&B singer having sex with a very young, unidentified girl.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Judge rebuffs Hollywood ageism suit

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles judge has ruled against a group of Hollywood writers in a class-action age discrimination suit against studios, networks and agencies.

Analysis: The Future of the Book-II

SKOPJE, Macedonia, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- With e-books, content is once more a collaborative effort, as it had been well into the Middle Ages. Knowledge, information, and narratives were once generated through the interactions of authors and audience, as when Socrates generated "content" through
SAM VAKNIN, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

The Bear's Lair: The age of gerontocracy

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- It was a period of youth and excess, when twenty-somethings became billionaires, dress became casual, profits became unnecessary and accounting principles became infinitely flexible. It has ended, and a very different world is taking its place.
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

The ABCs of making a buck in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- As more filmmakers use film school as an entree into the movie business, the idea of a formal course of training for movie executives is beginning to take hold -- with a veteran of the Hollywood trenches heading a pioneering program at the University of S
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Bear's Lair: 1776 -- genesis of bubbles

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- Investors who have lost their shirts recently in WorldCom, Global Crossing and Enron can, if they want to look for fundamental causes, blame the unhappy decision taken by the Founding Fathers 226 years ago next Thursday.
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

Review: The incredible shrinking man - II

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- This review of "Fighting for Freedom," the third volume of Robert Skidelsky's biography of John Maynard Keynes (Viking, 2001, $34.95) is divided into two parts. In this second part I examine his role in wartime negotiations with the U.S. and in the postw
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, Business and Economics Editor

Actors, agents announce new deal

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The Screen Actors Guild announced Monday it has reached a tentative agreement with the Association of Talent Agents and the National Association of Talent Repre
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

SAG warns actors against side deals

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- As talks continue on a new basic agreement between actors and talent agents, the Screen Actors Guild has issued an alert to its members to be wary of agents asking them to sign side agreements. The basic agreement between the Screen Actors Guild and the L
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Talent agents straining at the leash

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- In a little discussed but potentially historic turn of events in Hollywood, talks are continuing between actors and talent agents on a new set of rules governing the ways in which agents may represent their clients.
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