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Chris Rock's comedy 'Top Five' secured by Paramount after bidding war

Chris Rock's comedy 'Top Five' secured by Paramount after bidding war

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 (UPI) --Paramount closed a deal for the rights to Chris Rock's comedy "Top Five" following days of bidding after the film's premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.
Veronica Linares
Terry Crews says he has Regis Philbin's blessing for 'Millionaire' job

Terry Crews says he has Regis Philbin's blessing for 'Millionaire' job

NEW YORK, May 26 (UPI) --Terry Crews says original "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" host Regis Philbin gave him his blessing when he heard he would be taking over the U.S. game show.
Karen Butler
'Blended' star Terry Crews explains why he relates to the film

'Blended' star Terry Crews explains why he relates to the film

NEW YORK, May 23 (UPI) --Terry Crews, a real-life father and step-father, says he could relate to the feel-good family story at the heart of his new big-screen comedy, "Blended."
Karen Butler
Drew Barrymore and her new daughter Frankie on the cover of People magazine

Drew Barrymore and her new daughter Frankie on the cover of People magazine

LOS ANGELES, May 21 (UPI) --Drew Barrymore and her newborn daughter Frankie appear on the cover of the upcoming issue of People magazine along the headline, "Meet My New Baby Girl."
Veronica Linares
NBC is planning a 40th anniversary special for 'Saturday Night Live'

NBC is planning a 40th anniversary special for 'Saturday Night Live'

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- NBC says it plans to air a 3-hour live television special, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking sketch comedy series, "Saturday Night Live."
Karen Butler
'Movie 43,' 'After Earth' earn three Razzie Awards apiece

'Movie 43,' 'After Earth' earn three Razzie Awards apiece

LOS ANGELES, March 2 (UPI) -- The critically panned, box-office duds "Movie 43" and "After Earth" each earned three Golden Raspberry Awards in Los Angeles Saturday night.
Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler joke about their many movies together

Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler joke about their many movies together

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Every decade or so, Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler get together and fall in love (on screen) again.
Gabrielle Levy
Harold Ramis, of 'Ghostbusters' fame, dead at 69

Harold Ramis, of 'Ghostbusters' fame, dead at 69

CHICAGO, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Comedic writer, actor and director Harold Ramis has died at age 69, with a legacy that includes "Ghostbusters," "Groundhog Day" and "Caddyshack."
Annie Martin
'Tonight Show' moves back to New York with Fallon as host

'Tonight Show' moves back to New York with Fallon as host

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- New host Jimmy Fallon's debut Monday was the first episode of "The Tonight Show" broadcast from New York in more than 40 years.
'Grown Ups 2' leads with 8 Razzie Award nominations

'Grown Ups 2' leads with 8 Razzie Award nominations

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The Hollywood ensemble comedy "Grown Ups 2" was nominated for eight Razzie Awards, including Worst Picture, Wednesday morning.
Sandra Bullock wins big at People's Choice Awards

Sandra Bullock wins big at People's Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Sandra Bullock earned the fan-voted People's Choice Awards for Favorite Movie Actress, Dramatic Actress and Comedic Actress in Los Angeles Wednesday night.
Adam Sandler to guest star on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'

Adam Sandler to guest star on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'

NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Adam Sandler is to appear in an upcoming episode of the freshman sitcom "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," E! News reported.
Adam Sandler named most overpaid actor by Forbes

Adam Sandler named most overpaid actor by Forbes

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Forbes doesn't find Adam Sandler's big paychecks very funny.
Gabrielle Levy
Adam Sandler tops Forbes' list of overpaid actors

Adam Sandler tops Forbes' list of overpaid actors

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Adam Sandler is the most overpaid actor in Hollywood, with his films making an average of $3.40 for every $1 he is paid, Forbes reported.
'Grown Ups 2' tops movies-on-demand list

'Grown Ups 2' tops movies-on-demand list

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The ensemble comedy "Grown Ups 2," starring Chris Rock, Adam Sandler and Kevin James, is the No. 1 movie-on-demand in the United States, Rentrak announced.
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Adam Sandler, a cast member in the motion picture dramatic comedy "Funny People", attends the premiere of the film in Los Angeles on July 20, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, singer, screenwriter, musician, and film producer.

After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star in several Hollywood feature films that grossed over $100 million at the box office. He is best known for his comedic roles, such as in the films Billy Madison (1995), Happy Gilmore (1996), Big Daddy (1999), and Mr. Deeds (2002), though he has ventured into more dramatic territory. In 1999, Sandler founded Happy Madison, a film and television production company that has produced numerous films and developed the 2007 television series Rules of Engagement.

Adam Sandler was born in Brooklyn, New York to Jewish parents, Stanley, an electrical engineer, and Judy Sandler, a nursery school teacher. When he was five, his family moved to Manchester, New Hampshire, where he attended Manchester Central High School. He found he was a natural comic, and nurtured his talent while at New York University by performing regularly in clubs and on campuses. Sandler graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 1988.

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