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Adam Shankman checks into rehab

Adam Shankman checks into rehab

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Adam Shankman's publicist says the U.S. choreographer and film director has checked into rehab for unspecified reasons.
Casting talks resume for Bateman film

Casting talks resume for Bateman film

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- After a change in directors, casting talks have resumed for "This is Where I Leave You," a comedy starring Jason Bateman, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Hough sad lap dance scene with Cruise cut

Hough sad lap dance scene with Cruise cut

HOLLYWOOD, June 9 (UPI) -- Actress Julianne Hough said she's disappointed a scene in "Rock of Ages," in which she gives Tom Cruise a lap dance, has been cut from the movie.
'Rock of Ages' starts filming in Fla.

'Rock of Ages' starts filming in Fla.

BURBANK, Calif., June 7 (UPI) -- Principal photography has begun in Florida on the film adaptation of the Broadway musical "Rock of Ages," New Line Cinema announced.
Baldwin joins 'Ages' ensemble

Baldwin joins 'Ages' ensemble

LOS ANGELES, March 8 (UPI) -- U.S. television actor Alec Baldwin has joined the cast of the big-screen adaptation of the Broadway musical, "Rock of Ages," the film's director said.
Hough may co-star with Cruise in 'Ages'

Hough may co-star with Cruise in 'Ages'

LOS ANGELES, March 4 (UPI) -- Julianne Hough is in talks to co-star with Tom Cruise in a big-screen version of the Broadway musical, "Rock of Ages," The Hollywood Reporter said.
Report: Cruise may star in musical movie

Report: Cruise may star in musical movie

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood film star Tom Cruise is in talks to star in a big-screen adaptation of the stage musical "Rock of Ages," the film's director said.
Butler, Gyllenhaal to be Oscar presenters

Butler, Gyllenhaal to be Oscar presenters

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 2 (UPI) -- Gerard Butler, Bradley Cooper, Tom Ford and Jake Gyllenhaal have agreed to be presenters at Sunday's Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles, organizers said.
Cagle, Shepherd to cover Oscar red carpet

Cagle, Shepherd to cover Oscar red carpet

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 2 (UPI) -- Jess Cagle, Kathy Ireland and Sherri Shepherd are to serve as hosts for the 82nd Academy Awards pre-show "Oscars Red Carpet… 2010" in Los Angeles.
Cyrus, Stewart to be Oscar presenters

Cyrus, Stewart to be Oscar presenters

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Miley Cyrus, Zac Efron, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart have signed on to be presenters at the 82nd Academy Awards show in Los Angeles.
Shaiman named Oscar music director

Shaiman named Oscar music director

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Composer Marc Shaiman has agreed to serve as music director for the upcoming 82nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, the show's producers said.
Hamilton to direct Oscar telecast

Hamilton to direct Oscar telecast

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Hamish Hamilton has been hired to direct the upcoming 82nd Academy Awards telecast in Los Angeles, show producers announced Wednesday.
Rockwell to design Oscars set

Rockwell to design Oscars set

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- David Rockwell has signed on to be the production designer for the 82nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles for the second year in a row, it was announced Thursday.
'Rock of Ages' film in the works

'Rock of Ages' film in the works

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Director and choreographer Adam Shankman has confirmed he is working on a movie musical version of the Broadway show "Rock of Ages."
Shankman, Mechanic named Oscar producers

Shankman, Mechanic named Oscar producers

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman have been tapped to produce the 82nd Academy Awards telecast in Los Angeles, organizers said Tuesday.
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Director Adam Shankman arrives for the New Jersey premiere of his new film "Hairspray" at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on July 17, 2007. (UPI Photo/Sylvain Gaboury)
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Adam Michael Shankman (born November 27, 1964) is an American film director, producer, dancer, actor, and choreographer. He has been a judge on the television program So You Think You Can Dance since Season 3. He began his professional career in musical theater, and was a dancer in music videos for Paula Abdul and Janet Jackson. Shankman also choreographed one of the Spice Girls' tours. He has directed several feature-length films, including A Walk to Remember, Bringing Down the House, and Hairspray.

Shankman was born in Los Angeles, California to an upper middle class family. He has said that he had a "traditional Jewish upbringing" in Brentwood. He attended The Juilliard School, but dropped out to dance in musical theater.

Shankman was a dancer in Janet Jackson's “Escapade” video, as well as in a MC Skat Kat video with Paula Abdul. Shankman broke into professional choreography in a 1989 music video for rapper MC Shan with director Julien Temple. When the hired choreographer fell through, Shankman lied and said that he had done choreography for Janet Jackson and Paula Abdul. He was hired on the spot without his story being verified. Shankman began choreographing movies that included actors such as Marlon Brando, Sarah Jessica Parker, Antonio Banderas, and the cast of Boogie Nights. He is Brendan Fraser's exclusive choreographer.

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