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Ford, Bullock, Roberts honored at Hollywood Film Awards

Ford, Bullock, Roberts honored at Hollywood Film Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto were honored at the Hollywood Film Awards gala in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Emma Roberts eyes 'American Horror Story' role

Emma Roberts eyes 'American Horror Story' role

LOS ANGELES, May 23 (UPI) -- Emma Roberts is in talks to join the cast of "American Horror Story" for the supernatural drama's third season, TVLine reported.

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'Croods' captures top box office spot

LOS ANGELES, March 24 (UPI) -- "The Croods," an animated feature with the voices of Nicolas Cage and Emma Stone, hit the No. 1 box office spot during the weekend with $44.7 million.

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'Guvnors,' 'Once' earn Drama League nods

'Guvnors,' 'Once' earn Drama League nods

NEW YORK, April 24 (UPI) -- "Clybourne Park," "The Columnist," "The Lyons" and "One Man, Two Guvnors" are among the nominees for New York's Drama League Award for Best Play.
Bassett, Patton to co-star in 'Broom'

Bassett, Patton to co-star in 'Broom'

LOS ANGELES, July 12 (UPI) -- Principal photography has begun in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, on the big-screen wedding comedy "Jumping the Broom," TriStar Pictures said Monday.
Dead Dr. Greene to 'return' to 'ER'

Dead Dr. Greene to 'return' to 'ER'

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Actor Anthony Edwards, who played the late Dr. Mark Greene on "ER," is to appear in an upcoming episode of the popular U.S. medical drama, NBC said.

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Angela Bassett to join 'ER' cast

Angela Bassett to join 'ER' cast

BURBANK, Calif., April 30 (UPI) -- NBC has announced that award-winning Hollywood actress Angela Bassett is to join the cast of its long-running U.S. medical drama "ER" next season.
Newcomer to play Biggie in bio-pic

Newcomer to play Biggie in bio-pic

LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood stars Angela Bassett, Derek Luke and Anthony Mackie have signed on for roles in "Notorious," the upcoming Notorious B.I.G. bio-pic.

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Stars walk runway to fight heart disease

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Celebrities Kim Catrall and Kelly Ripa served as models in the Heart Truth Red Dress fashion show in New York to raise awareness of women and heart disease.

New audio Bible set to hit stores

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- A new recitation of the Bible on tape, featuring some of today's best-known celebrities, is set to hit stores in about one year.
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Angela Evelyn Bassett (born August 16, 1958) is an American actress. She has become well known for her biographical film roles portraying real life women in African American culture, including singer Tina Turner in the motion picture What's Love Got to Do with It, as well as Betty Shabazz in the films Malcolm X and Panther, Rosa Parks in the The Rosa Parks Story, Katherine Jackson in the miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream and Voletta Wallace in the film Notorious.

Bassett was born in Harlem, the daughter of Betty Jane and Daniel Benjamin Bassett. After her parents' separation, she relocated to St. Petersburg, Florida, where she and her sister D'nette were raised by their social worker/civil servant mother. As her interest in entertainment developed, Angela and her sister would often put on shows, reading poems or performing popular music for their family. At Boca Ciega High School, Bassett was a cheerleader and a member of the debate team, student government, drama club and choir.

Bassett attended Yale University and received her B.A. degree in African-American studies in 1980. In 1983, she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama. At Yale, Bassett met her future husband Courtney B. Vance, a 1986 graduate of the drama school. After graduation, Bassett worked as a receptionist for a beauty salon and as a photo researcher.

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