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Barack Obama To Introduce Newly-Restored 'To Kill A Mockingbird'

April 4th, 2012 9:37pm EDT
To Kill a Mockingbird
U.S. President Barack Obama will introduce a newly-restored version of the 1962 movie adaptation of Harper Lee's courtroom drama To Kill a Mockingbird when it airs on America's USA Network this weekend.

The film, starring Gregory Peck, has been digitally remastered and restored by Universal Pictures and the American Film Institute, and author Lee can't wait to see it.

She says, "I'm deeply honored that President Obama will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of To Kill a Mockingbird by introducing it to a national audience. I believe it remains the best translation of a book to film ever ...
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Spotlight On The Best Big-Screen Lawyers

April 16th, 2009 10:00am EDT
Chicago
Lawyers have been around basically as long as the law has been present - even back in Ancient Rome and Greece there were men who would stand up and speak for the laws they made. Over the years the role of the lawyer has altered a few times, but it always comes back to truth, justice, and honesty ... or the exact opposite of those ideas.

Lawyers have gained a rather negative persona, either due to them wanting too much money or doing it for their own ego rather than what is right. Film often interprets reality, and so lawyers on screen are usually portrayed as either virtuous, helpful,...
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Oldies But Goodies: Older Stars Who Keep On Acting

April 29th, 2008 12:28pm EDT
Dustin Hoffman
Everyone basically accepts that the entertainment biz is youth oriented. But in spite of the Hollywood bias, there are some older actors who keep at it. Below is a top 10 list of older folks who are still making it in showbiz (and we dare say these actors could teach Hollywood's current young whippersnappers a thing or two about how to have a long career).

10. Ellen Albertini Dow, age 89.

What's that? Her name doesn't ring a bell? Well, trust us, you know who she is. She had to make our list because at almost 90 Ellen is still lining up project after project. With her cute voice, b...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 28

April 28th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Jessica Alba
Happy Birthday To "Into the Blue" star Jessica Alba (1981), "Bandidas" actress Penelope Cruz (1974), "Lost" actor Jorge Garcia (1973), "Law & Order" actress Elisabeth Rohm (1973), rapper Too Short (1966), golfer John Daly (1966), singer Jimmy Barnes (1956), "CSI" actor Paul Guilfoyle (1955), Sonic Youth founder Kim Gordon (1953), "Battlestar Galactica" president Mary McDonnell (1952), late-night talk show host Jay Leno (1950), prolific film and television actress Ann Margret (1941), Jamaican actress Madge Sinclair (1938; d. 1995), "The Addams Family" actress Carolyn Jones (1930; d. 1983), "...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 5

April 5th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Pharrell
Happy Birthday to Neptune Pharrell Williams (1973), Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready (1965), fmr. U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell (1937), British actor Nigel Hawthorne (1929; d. 2001), director/producer Roger Corman (1926), "Mr. Belvedere" star Christopher Hewett (1922; d. 2001), "To Kill A Mockingbird" star Gregory Peck (1916; d. 2003), "James Bond" producer Albert R. Broccoli (1909; d. 1996), and legendary thespians Bette Davis (1908; d. 1989) and Spencer Tracy (1900; d. 1967).
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'Pride And Prejudice' Is Voted Best Book by British

March 1st, 2007 1:47pm EST
In a survey to mark the tenth anniversary of World Book Day, classic literature dominated the list of books people cannot live without, with Pride and Prejudice beating Tolkien’s fantasy trilogy, Lord of the Rings, into second place.

Two of the Brontë sisters appear alongside Charles Dickens and George Orwell, showing that, despite the Richard & Judy factor, the nation’s readers still treasure their classics. "Pride and Prejudice" narrowly topped the survey ahead of "Lord of the Rings" trilogy with a fifth of all participants voting for it. The 10 books the UK can’t live without are:
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 28

April 28th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Happy Birthday To "Into the Blue" star Jessica Alba (1981), "Bandidas" actress Penelope Cruz (1974), "Lost" actor Jorge Garcia (1973), "Law & Order" actress Elisabeth Rohm (1973), rapper Too Short (1966), golfer John Daly (1966), singer Jimmy Barnes (1956), "CSI" actor Paul Guilfoyle (1955), Sonic Youth founder Kim Gordon (1953), "Battlestar Galactica" president Mary McDonnell (1952), late-night talk show host Jay Leno (1950), prolific film and television actress Ann Margret (1941), Jamaican actress Madge Sinclair (1938; d. 1995), "The Addams Family" actress Carolyn Jones (1930; d. 1983), "...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 5

April 5th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Bette Davis
Happy Birthday to Neptune Pharrell Williams (1973), Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready (1965), fmr. U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell (1937), British actor Nigel Hawthorne (1929; d. 2001), director/producer Roger Corman (1926), "Mr. Belvedere" star Christopher Hewett (1922; d. 2001), "To Kill A Mockingbird" star Gregory Peck (1916; d. 2003), "James Bond" producer Albert R. Broccoli (1909; d. 1996), and legendary thespians Bette Davis (1908; d. 1989) and Spencer Tracy (1900; d. 1967).
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