|George W. Bush seeks 'anonymity'
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President George W. Bush says he has no plans to stump for votes or campaign funds for Republican candidates.
'Jihad Jane' reportedly to plead guilty
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia-area woman who allegedly used the name "Jihad Jane" in extremist Internet postings will plead guilty next week, her lawyer said Friday.
Anna Deveare Smith show to air on PBS
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Anna Deavere Smith's one-woman production, "Let Me Down Easy," is to be videotaped at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater and set to air on PBS.
Christie's reports record sales in 2010
LONDON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Christie's, the London-based auction house, reported record sales for 2010, including a Pablo Picasso painting that set a new record for a single work.
Romney to read 'Late Show' Top 10
NEW YORK, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is to present a Top 10 List on an upcoming edition of "Late Show with David Letterman," CBS has announced.
'Facts of Life' star says she's a lesbian
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Geri Jewell, who had a recurring role on "The Facts of Life," says she is a lesbian in a new memoir, "I'm Walking as Straight as I Can."
Charlie Sheen released from hospital
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Charlie Sheen's publicist said Friday the TV actor was discharged from the Los Angeles hospital where he was treated for a hernia.
Disney orders 'Austin & Ally' pilot
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The Disney Channel says it has hired three teenagers to star in its U.S. comedy pilot "Austin & Ally."
Obama's Irish heritage celebrated
DUBLIN, Ireland, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama is to be given a Certificate of Irish Heritage in honor of his family's connection to Ireland, organizers said.
Hugh Jackman to be Oscar presenter
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Actor Hugh Jackman, who served as host of the Academy Awards show in 2009, is to be a presenter at this year's edition of the event in Los Angeles.
Pasqualino, Cotton to star in 'Chrome'
NEW YORK, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. cable network Syfy says it has cast Luke Pasqualino and Ben Cotton in the 2-hour pilot for "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome."
'Hobbit' director suffers perforated ulcer
WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Peter Jackson has undergone surgery for a perforated ulcer at a New Zealand hospital, his representatives said.
Burton, Fleming land 'SVU' guest spots
NEW YORK, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Actress Kate Burton and opera star Renee Fleming are to appear on the U.S. crime drama "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," NBC said.
Kidman, Renner to be SAG Award presenters
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Jason Bateman, Jon Hamm, Nicole Kidman and Jeremy Renner are to be presenters Sunday at the 17th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards show in Los Angeles.
'Takers' tops DVD sales chart
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The heist flick "Takers" is the top-selling DVD in the United States, Rentrak reported Thursday.
Charlie Sheen hospitalized
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Charlie Sheen was transported by ambulance from his home to a hospital Thursday after falling ill, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
Sharron Angle to run for president?
DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Former Nevada Republican legislator Sharron Angle refused to confirm for an Iowa movie audience whether she would run for president.
Jackman, Pine lend voices to 'Guardians'
GLENDALE, Calif., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher and Jude Law are to lead the voice cast of "Rise of the Guardians," California's DreamWorks Animation said.
'Grenade' tops U.S. record chart
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Bruno Mars's "Grenade" is No.1 on the U.S. record chart, Billboard.com reported Thursday.
Tom Kenny to host Annie Awards
BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Voice actor Tom Kenny is to serve as host of this year's 38th annual Annie Awards in California, organizers said.