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PIERCE BROSNAN Producers of the latest James Bond movie confirmed that Pierce Brosnan will be sidelined for two weeks because of a knee injury sustained last Friday while filming an action sequence.
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Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

THE OSCAR NOMINATIONS The annual ritual of guessing which movies and filmmakers will snag Oscar nominations is about to come to a close -- just in time for the beginning of the ritual of guessing which pictures and artists will win the Oscars.
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Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Selection of the worst movie of 2001 is a matter of personal taste, or lack of it, and not necessarily a reflection of the public at large. To begin with, a gen
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

22nd Annual Razzie Award nominees

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 22nd Annual Razzie Awards, announced Monday by the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation:

Razzies finger 'Freddy'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Monday's announcement of nominees for the 22nd Annual Razzie Awards shows that the competition in Hollywood's race to the bottom is as wide open this year as th
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Film of the Week: 'Monster's Ball'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- When taking your kids to the movies this weekend, try not to confuse "Monster's Ball" with "Monsters, Inc."
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Interview of the Week: Jon Voight

NEW YORK, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight raised eyebrows at a New York press conference recently when he declared "Ali" a better boxing movie than the cinematic sacred cow "Raging Bull."

Hollywood Digest

DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Hollywood Digest

VOIGHT SHINES AS HOWARD COSELL Who would have thunk it? That is, actor Jon Voight being cast as the flamboyant, controversial ABC sportscaster Howard Cosell in anything but a comedy sketch.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

National Board of Review honors Jon Voight

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures has announced that it will honor Jon Voight with its Career Achievement Award at its annual awards ceremonies in

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JACK E. WILKINSON, United Press International

Box office heads into 2001 homestretch

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- With the holiday box-office season about to begin, it's as good a time as any to take stock of some of the major numbers that reflect the performance of the U.S
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Jockstrip: The World As We Know It

PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Show-biz news

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Leno's Harley fetches $360,200 on eBay

BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Jay Leno's 2001 Harley-Davidson -- festooned with dozens of celebrity autographs -- has fetched a high bid of $360,200 on eBay to raise money for The Twin Tower
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Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie, a cast member in the motion picture thriller "Salt", attends the premiere of the film with her longtime companion, actor Brad Pitt at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on July 19, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen

Angelina Jolie (pronounced /dʒoʊˈliː/ joh-lee, born Angelina Jolie Voight; June 4, 1975) is an American actress. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards, and was named Hollywood's highest-paid actress by Forbes in 2009 and 2011. Jolie is noted for promoting humanitarian causes as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). She has been cited as the world's "sexiest" and "most beautiful" woman, titles for which she received substantial media attention.

Jolie made her screen debut as a child alongside her father Jon Voight in Lookin' to Get Out (1982), but her film career began in earnest a decade later with the low-budget production Cyborg 2 (1993). Her first leading role in a major film was in the cyber-thriller Hackers (1995). She starred in the critically acclaimed biographical television films George Wallace (1997) and Gia (1998), and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the drama Girl, Interrupted (1999).

Jolie achieved wide fame after her portrayal of video game heroine Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), and established herself among the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood with the Tomb Raider sequel The Cradle of Life (2003). She reinforced her reputation as a leading action star with Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) and Wanted (2008), which marked her biggest non-animated commercial successes to date, and received further critical acclaim for her performances in the dramas A Mighty Heart (2007) and Changeling (2008), which earned her a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actress.

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