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TCM taps Lithgow for film series for kids

TCM taps Lithgow for film series for kids

NEW YORK, April 24 (UPI) -- Turner Classic Movies says it has named U.S. actor John Lithgow as host of the second edition of its TCM Essentials Jr. film series.

'Hancock' takes off at No. 1

LOS ANGELES, July 6 (UPI) -- The Will Smith action comedy "Hancock" blew into U.S. theaters this weekend, claiming the No. 1 spot for gross gate receipts, Box Office Mojo said Sunday.
Patric, Dekker join 'Sister's Keeper'

Patric, Dekker join 'Sister's Keeper'

LOS ANGELES, March 13 (UPI) -- U.S. actors Jason Patric and Thomas Dekker have joined the cast of the big-screen adaptation of Jodi Picoult's novel "My Sister's Keeper."

Butler cast in kids' movie

HOLLYWOOD, May 18 (UPI) -- Actor Gerard Butler has been signed to a starring role in the Hollywood children's adventure flick "Nim's Island."

Foster, Breslin circling 'Nim's Island'

HOLLYWOOD, April 2 (UPI) -- Oscar winner Jodie Foster and Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin are nearing a deal to star in "Nim's Island," a fantasy financed by Hollywood's Walden Media.

Indies love 'Sunshine'

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- "Little Miss Sunshine" won four Independent Spirit Awards, including best feature, in ceremonies Saturday in Santa Monica, Calif.

'Dreamgirls' leads nominees

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The musical "Dreamgirls," amassed eight nominations for the 79th Academy Awards Tuesday but wasn't given the nod for Best Picture.

Scorsese wins big at Critics Choice Awards

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Martin Scorsese won both best director and best picture for "The Departed" at the Critics Choice Awards in Santa Monica, Calif.

Online critics name 'United 93' best film

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- After reviewing last year's top Hollywood and international films, the Online Film Critics Society has tabbed "United 93" as the winner of its best film award.

'Miss Sunshine' gets SAG nominations

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The indie comedy film "Little Miss Sunshine" scored three major nods for Screen Actors Guild Awards announced Thursday in Los Angeles.

NY Online Critics crown 'Queen' best pic

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The New York Film Critics Online Sunday named Stephen Frears' drama, "The Queen," best picture of 2006.

Interview of the week: M. Night Shyamalan

NEW YORK, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Writer/director M. Night Shyamalan is a sensitive guy, but that doesn't mean he feels comfortable making overly emotional films.
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Actors Sofia Vassilieva, Cameron Diaz and Abigail Breslin (L-R) arrives at the 18th annual MTV Movie Awards in Universal City, California on May 31, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Abigail Kathleen Breslin (born April 14, 1996) is an American teen actress. She is one of the youngest actresses ever to be nominated for an Academy Award.

Breslin appeared in her first commercial when she was three years old, and in her first movie, Signs, at the age of five. Her subsequent films include Little Miss Sunshine, Nim's Island, Definitely, Maybe, My Sister's Keeper, Zombieland and Rango.

Breslin was born in New York City, New York, U.S., the daughter of Kim, who manages her career, and Michael, a telecommunications expert, computer programmer, and consultant. Breslin has two older brothers, Ryan and Spencer, who are also actors. Breslin lives in New York with her family, which her maternal grandparents have described as "very close-knit". She is named after First Lady of the United States Abigail Adams.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Abigail Breslin."
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