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NBC reporter David Bloom has died of natural causes while covering the war in Iraq. He was 39.
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'Phone Booth' tops box office

HOLLYWOOD, April 6 (UPI) -- The opening of action-thriller "Phone Booth" topped a moderate weekend at the nation's box office with an estimated $15 million at 2,481 theaters during the Friday-Sunday period, studio sources said Sunday.

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Box office victory for 'Head of State'

HOLLYWOOD, March 30 (UPI) -- The opening of Chris Rock's political comedy "Head of State" topped the U.S. box office with an estimated $14 million at 2,151 theaters for the Friday-Sunday period, studio sources said Sunday.

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NEW YORK, March 27 (UPI) -- A mysterious disease that started in Hong Kong has killed 386 people in 14 countries since Feb. 1 and is now classified by the World Health Organization as a gl

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Amanda Bynes
Amanda Bynes arrives for the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York on September 13, 2009. UPI/Laura Cavanaugh

Amanda Laura Bynes (born April 3, 1986) is an American actress, fashion designer and singer. Bynes appeared in several successful television series, such as All That and The Amanda Show, on Nickelodeon in the mid to late 1990s and early 2000s, and in 2002, she starred in the TV series, What I Like About You. She transitioned to a film career, starring in several films aimed at teenage audiences, including What a Girl Wants (2003), Love Wrecked (2005), She's the Man (2006), Hairspray (2007), and Easy A (2010).

Bynes was named one of Teen People's "25 Hottest Stars Under 25" in 2006, and in 2007, Forbes listed her as the fifth highest paid celebrity under 21, with earnings of $2.5 million.

Bynes was born and raised in Thousand Oaks, California, USA, the daughter of Lynn (née Organ), a dental assistant and office manager, and Rick Bynes, a dentist who also practiced stand-up comedy. Bynes has two older siblings, Tommy (born 1973), a chiropractor, and Jillian (born 1983), who has a B.A. in History from UCLA and has also acted. Bynes' maternal grandparents are from Toronto, Ontario and her ancestors immigrated from Ireland, Poland, Russia, and Romania. Her father is Catholic and her mother is Jewish; Bynes has described herself as Jewish, and has also stated "I haven't decided yet . I don't know yet exactly what I believe".

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