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Joan Collins recreates Ellen's selfie with Sir Ben Kingsley, other British stars

Joan Collins recreates Ellen's selfie with Sir Ben Kingsley, other British stars

March 13 (UPI) -- English actress Joan Collins assembled a group of celebrities during Wednesday's Prince's Trust and Samsung Celebrate Success Awards to snap a selfie a la Ellen DeGeneres.
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Liam Hemsworth, Chris Hemsworth spoof 'Charlie Bit My Finger' for Jimmy Kimmel [VIDEO]

Liam Hemsworth, Chris Hemsworth spoof 'Charlie Bit My Finger' for Jimmy Kimmel [VIDEO]

NEW YORK, March 3 (UPI) -- Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep join Chris and Liam Hemsworth, grown-up versions of the two kids from "Charlie Bit My Finger."
Kate Stanton
Tom Hanks joins host of celebrities for Jimmy Kimmel's post-Oscars special

Tom Hanks joins host of celebrities for Jimmy Kimmel's post-Oscars special

March 1 (UPI) -- Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, and Chris and Liam Hemsworth star in bizarre trailer teasing Jimmy Kimmel's upcoming post-Oscars special.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
Kevin Spacey booked for Kimmel's after-Oscars show

Kevin Spacey booked for Kimmel's after-Oscars show

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey will headline "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars" in Los Angeles this weekend, ABC announced Monday.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013.
By United Press International

Julia Roberts presents George Clooney with BAFTA Britannia Award

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Julia Roberts presented George Clooney with the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at the BAFTA Britannia Awards in Los Angeles.
BAFTA to recognize Bigelow, Kingsley in Los Angeles

BAFTA to recognize Bigelow, Kingsley in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles said Monday it will honor Kathryn Bigelow and Ben Kingsley at its 2013 Britannia Awards.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.
By United Press International
Author: Only Scorsese could have adapted 'Hugo'

Author: Only Scorsese could have adapted 'Hugo'

NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Author Brian Selznick says he doubted his 2007 children's novel "The Inventions of Hugo Cabret" could be adapted for the big screen until he heard Hollywood director Martin Scorsese wanted to do it.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Clooney, Pitt to be SAG Award presenters

Clooney, Pitt to be SAG Award presenters

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Kathy Bates, George Clooney, Jessica Chastain and Ben Kingsley are to be presenters at this weekend's Screen Actors Guild Awards show in Los Angeles.
'Artist' wins big at Critics' Choice show

'Artist' wins big at Critics' Choice show

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- "The Artist" was named Best Picture and Michel Hazanavicius Best Director at the 17th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011.
By United Press International
Ford joins sci-fi picture 'Ender's Game'

Ford joins sci-fi picture 'Ender's Game'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Harrison Ford has signed up for a role in "Ender's Game," a science-fiction film based on Orson Scott Card's novel, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Sacha Baron Cohen: 'Hugo' is 'a work of art'

Sacha Baron Cohen: 'Hugo' is 'a work of art'

NEW YORK, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- British actor Sacha Baron Cohen says director Martin Scorsese intended to create an enchanting, intelligent work of art with their new family movie "Hugo" and wasn't concerned little ones might find it too long to sit through at 127 minutes.
KAREN BUTLER
Elton's Oscar party raises $4M for charity

Elton's Oscar party raises $4M for charity

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The 19th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party in Los Angeles raised nearly $4 million for the fight against HIV/AIDS, organizers said.
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Sir Ben Kingsley, CBE (born Krishna Pandit Bhanji (Gujarati:કૃષ્ણા પંડિત ભાનજી); 31 December 1943) is an English actor. He has won Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards in his career. He is known for starring as Mohandas Gandhi in the film Gandhi in 1982, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Kingsley was born Krishna Pandit Bhanji in Snainton, near Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, the son of Anna Lyna Mary (née Goodman), an actress and model, and Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, a medical doctor.

Kingsley's father was born in Kenya of Gujarati Indian descent; Kingsley's paternal grandfather was a spice trader who had moved from India to Zanzibar, where Kingsley's father lived until moving to England at the age of 14. Ben Kingsley's mother, born out of wedlock, was "loath to speak of her background"; she was the daughter of an English East London garment worker mother and a father who was believed by the family to have been a Russian or German Jew.

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