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Denis Leary stays in his lane, won’t play ‘Atticus Finch’ roles

Denis Leary stays in his lane, won’t play ‘Atticus Finch’ roles

Entertainment
NEW YORK, March 31 (UPI) -- Denis Leary, an actor and comedian known for his acerbic wit, says fans shouldn't hold their breath waiting for him to play a earnest hero. "I don't think you want me playing Atticus Finch," the 63-year-old Massachusetts native told reporters in a recent Zoom call, referring to the principled protagonist in To Kill a Mockingbird. Advertisement "It sure would be interesting," Leary admitted. "I don't know. I like to play the bad guys. Everybody has their acting DNA, and the guy who is sort of the straight arrow is not my thing." The star of The Ref, Rescue Me, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, and the Ice Age animated film franchise now can be seen playing the prickly patriarch of the titular Chicago family in the Fox sitcom, The Moodys. Created by Rob Gree...
Philadelphia Eagles OT Lane Johnson ruled out vs. Seattle Seahawks

Philadelphia Eagles OT Lane Johnson ruled out vs. Seattle Seahawks

Sports
Nov. 22 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Eagles will play the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday without Pro Bowl offensive tackle Lane Johnson. Johnson, who remains in the NFL's concussion protocol, was ruled out for the pivotal NFC showdown, according to the Eagles' official injury report. He exited last week's 17-10 loss to the New England Patriots with the head injury. The Eagles replaced Johnson with veteran swing tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai against the Patriots, but could take a different approach in their next matchup. Rookie tackle Andre Dillard has been practicing on the right side of the offensive line in each practice this week to prepare for the Seahawks' defense. Philadelphia selected Dillard in the first round (No. 22 overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft out of Washington State. He replaced Al...
‘I drive in the bus lane’

‘I drive in the bus lane’

Business
"I drive in the bus lane because I have an electric car. It saves me 30 minutes on every journey to work."Dagfinn Hiehe was smiling ear-to-ear as he told me his favourite thing about having an electric car. "You don't need to queue. You can just by-pass the queue. It is a great feeling!"Dagfinn is one of the rapidly growing number of Norwegians, who have made the leap to electric - and he is loving it. Driving in the bus lane is just one of the incentives the Norwegian government is offering its citizens, in exchange for dumping their petrol or diesel and switching to electric. Like many big cities, Oslo's roads are crowded, and saving time on the commute is hugely appe...
Famous birthdays for Feb. 3: Amal Clooney, Nathan Lane

Famous birthdays for Feb. 3: Amal Clooney, Nathan Lane

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Feb. 03 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Aquarius. They include: -- German composer Felix Mendelssohn in 1809 -- U.S. journalist Horace Greeley in 1811 -- Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman doctor of medicine, in 1821 -- Poet/novelist Gertrude Stein in 1874 -- Artist Norman Rockwell in 1894 -- Gangster Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd in 1904 -- Author James Michener in 1907 -- Comedian Shelley Berman in 1925 -- Actor John Fiedler in 1925 -- Football Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton in 1940 (age 79) -- Actor Blythe Danner in 1943 (age 76) File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI -- Football Hall of Fame quarterback Bob Griese in 1945 (age 74) -- Musician Dav...
Superman, Lois Lane to appear in The CW's DC crossover event

Superman, Lois Lane to appear in The CW's DC crossover event

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Aug. 23 (UPI) -- The CW has announced that Tyler Hoechlin will reprise his role as Superman in its upcoming DC crossover event between Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl. Hoechlin, who has portrayed the Man of Steel on Supergirl, will be seen with Superman's love interest Lois Lane. The network is currently casting for the iconic role as Lois Lane will be making her first appearance in The CW's shared DC television universe known as the Arrowverse. "We couldn't be more excited to introduce Lois Lane to the Arrowverse," Supergirl executive producers Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner said in a statement. "This dogged, determined and brave reporter will make for a strong partner to Superman and amazing addition to our universe of DC characters." The crossover event will take place over three epi...