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Debra Messing, Sofia Vergara to be presenters at next week's Emmys ceremony

Debra Messing, Sofia Vergara to be presenters at next week's Emmys ceremony

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 (UPI) --Debra Messing, Sofia Vergara, Allison Janney and Lucy Liu are to be presenters at the 66th Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, producers announced.
Karen Butler
Vince Vaughn, Elisabeth Moss in talks for 'True Detective'

Vince Vaughn, Elisabeth Moss in talks for 'True Detective'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 (UPI) --Actor Vince Vaughn and "Mad Men" star Elisabeth Moss are being considered for lead roles on the second season of "True Detective."
Annie Martin
Lorde is curating the 'Mockingjay' film soundtrack album

Lorde is curating the 'Mockingjay' film soundtrack album

SANTA MONICA , Calif., July 31 (UPI) --Recording artist Lorde has been tapped to curate the soundtrack album for the upcoming film "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1," Lionsgate announced.
Karen Butler
Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch could star in second season of 'True Detective'

Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch could star in second season of 'True Detective'

LOS ANGELES, July 11 (UPI) --Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch are reportedly being considered for the starring roles in the upcoming second season of HBO's "True Detective."
Veronica Linares
Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson to star in 'By Way of Helena'

Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson to star in 'By Way of Helena'

LOS ANGELES, July 3 (UPI) --"Hunger Games" co-stars Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson face off in new revenge western "By Way of Helena.
Annie Martin
'Hunger Games' has officially finished filming

'Hunger Games' has officially finished filming

BERLIN, June 23 (UPI) --"Hunger Games" producer Nina Jacobson took to Twitter Sunday to share a photo of a cast group hug to commemorate the film's last day of shooting.
Veronica Linares
'True Detective' season two to feature three new leads, California setting

'True Detective' season two to feature three new leads, California setting

LOS ANGELES, May 27 (UPI) --"True Detective" writer and producer Nic Pizzolatto says the show's second season will feature three new characters and a California setting.
Annie Martin
Lionsgate releases first look of Julianne Moore as Alma Coin in 'Mockingjay'

Lionsgate releases first look of Julianne Moore as Alma Coin in 'Mockingjay'

ATLANTA, May 16 (UPI) --Lionsgate has released several promotional pictures of their upcoming adaptation of author Suzanne Collins' novel "Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1."
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Michelle Monaghan talks Maggie's 'True Detective' [SPOILER]

Michelle Monaghan talks Maggie's 'True Detective' [SPOILER]

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- In this week's "True Detective," Michelle Monaghan's Maggie Hart really went for it.
Gabrielle Levy

'Ender's Game' takes top box-office spot

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- "Ender's Game," about a young warrior called on to save humanity from an alien attack, led the U.S. box office this week, taking in an estimated $28 million.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
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'Fast & Furious' roars to top box office spot

LOS ANGELES, June 2 (UPI) -- "Fast & Furious 6," a sequel starring Vin Diesel and The Rock, swept into first place at the box office this weekend with $34.538 million
Amazon scraps plans for 'Zombieland' series

Amazon scraps plans for 'Zombieland' series

LOS ANGELES, May 17 (UPI) -- "Zombieland" creator Rhett Reese said via Twitter Amazon passed on making a U.S. series inspired by the film because some fans hated the pilot.

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Letterman talks of depression, joys of fatherhood on 'CBS This Morning' ... ... Report: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez reconcile ... Australia's Rebel Wilson to host MTV Movie Awards ... Irish version of American sitcom 'Cheers' on the way ... News from United Press International.

Irish version of American sitcom 'Cheers' on the way

DUBLIN, Ireland, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- An Irish edition of the Boston pub-set sitcom "Cheers" is in the works, The Hollywood Reporter said.
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Woody Harrelson
Woody Harrelson arrives for the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Awards Gala at Cipriani in New York on January 12, 2010. UPI /Laura Cavanaugh
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Woodrow Tracy "Woody" Harrelson (born July 23, 1961) is an American actor.

Harrelson's breakthrough role came in the television sitcom Cheers as bartender Woody Boyd. Some notable film characters include basketball hustler Billy Hoyle in White Men Can't Jump, bowler Roy Munson in Kingpin, serial killer Mickey Knox in Natural Born Killers, magazine publisher Larry Flynt in The People vs. Larry Flynt, country singer Dusty in A Prairie Home Companion, bounty hunter Carson Wells in No Country for Old Men, zombie killer Tallahassee in Zombieland, blind piano player/meat salesman Ezra Turner in Seven Pounds, conspiracy nut Charlie Frost in 2012, a delusional man who believes that he is a superhero named Defendor in Defendor and Cpt. Tony Stone in The Messenger. For The People vs. Larry Flynt and The Messenger, Harrelson earned Academy Award nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively.

Harrelson was born in Midland, Texas, the son of Diane Lou (née Oswald) and Charles Voyde Harrelson, who divorced in 1964; he has two brothers, Jordan and Brett. Harrelson's father, who was a contract killer, was arrested for the killing of Federal Judge John H. Wood, Jr., who was shot and killed by rifle fire in 1979 in San Antonio. His father was convicted and eventually died during his life sentence in United States Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility.

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