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Tina Fey, Miley Cyrus tapped as guest hosts for 'SNL'

Tina Fey, Miley Cyrus tapped as guest hosts for 'SNL'

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Tina Fey and Miley Cyrus are to serve as guest hosts on "Saturday Night Live" in New York this fall, NBC announced Monday.
Syfy orders '12 Monkeys' TV pilot

Syfy orders '12 Monkeys' TV pilot

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network Syfy announced Monday it has ordered a drama series pilot based on the 1995 film "12 Monkeys," which was directed by Terry Gilliam.

Beaver Creek wildfire in Sun Valley, Idaho, burns 100,000-plus acres

BOISE, Idaho, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Crews in Idaho worked to control wildfires across the state, including the Beaver Creek wildfire threatening 5,000 homes in tony Sun Valley, officials said.
'GI Joe: Retaliation' tops movies-on-demand chart

'GI Joe: Retaliation' tops movies-on-demand chart

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," starring Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis, is the No. 1 movie-on-demand in the United States, Rentrak announced.
Bruce Willis wanted $1M a day for 'Expendables 3'

Bruce Willis wanted $1M a day for 'Expendables 3'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Bruce Willis walked away from "The Expendables 3" because he wanted to be paid $1 million a day for four days work, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Harrison Ford replaces Bruce Willis in 'Expendables 3'

Harrison Ford replaces Bruce Willis in 'Expendables 3'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Sylvester Stallone said via Twitter Bruce Willis will be replaced by fellow Hollywood icon Harrison Ford in "Expendables 3," which starts filming this month.
Bruce Willis says wife doesn't mind him kissing women for work

Bruce Willis says wife doesn't mind him kissing women for work

NEW YORK, July 22 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Bruce Willis says Emma Heming, his wife of four years, understands when he occasionally has to romance another women on the big screen.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Past Hannibal Lecter portrayers Cox and Hopkins co-star in 'RED 2'

Past Hannibal Lecter portrayers Cox and Hopkins co-star in 'RED 2'

NEW YORK, July 2 (UPI) -- Welsh-born actor Anthony Hopkins says he and his "RED 2" co-star Brian Cox never discussed how they both played iconic serial killer Hannibal Lecter in films.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Zeta-Jones returns to clinic for bipolar disorder treatment

Zeta-Jones returns to clinic for bipolar disorder treatment

LOS ANGELES, April 30 (UPI) -- Academy Award-winner Catherine Zeta-Jones is being treated at a clinic for bipolar II disorder, a representative for the Welsh actress said Tuesday.
Jessica Alba wore double corset to reclaim shape post-pregnancy

Jessica Alba wore double corset to reclaim shape post-pregnancy

LOS ANGELES, April 26 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress-model Jessica Alba says she wore two girdles to return to her slender toned body following both of her pregnancies.

'Evil Dead' leads weekend box office

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- "Evil Dead (2013)," starring Jane Levy and Shiloh Fernandez, crept into first place during the weekend with $26 million in box office receipts.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 19, 2013.
By United Press International

UPI NewsTrack Entertainment News

'Die Hard' takes weekend box office honor ... Whitaker says he was publicly frisked ... Hugh Grant announces birth of son ... Blige has $901,769 tax lien in New Jersey ... News from United Press International.

'Die Hard' takes weekend box office honor

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- "A Good Day to Die Hard," the latest in Bruce Willis' ongoing "Die Hard" series, won the weekend box office with $25 million in receipts.
Bruce Willis' 'Looper' tops DVD sales, rental charts

Bruce Willis' 'Looper' tops DVD sales, rental charts

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The Bruce Willis-Joseph Gordon-Levitt sci-fi adventure "Looper" is the top-selling DVD and No. 1 rental in the United States, Rentrak said Monday.
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American actor Bruce Willis attends the premiere of "Red" at Royal Festival Hall in London on October 19, 2010. UPI/Rune Hellestad
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Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955), better known as Bruce Willis, is an American actor, producer, and musician. His career began in television in the 1980s and has continued both in television and film since, including comedic, dramatic, and action roles. He is well known for the role of John McClane in the Die Hard series, which were mostly critical and uniformly financial successes. He has also appeared in over sixty films, including box office successes like Pulp Fiction, Sin City, 12 Monkeys, The Fifth Element, Armageddon, and The Sixth Sense.

Motion pictures featuring Willis have grossed US$2.64 billion to 3.05 billion at North American box offices, making him the ninth highest-grossing actor in a leading role and twelfth highest including supporting roles. He is a two-time Emmy Award-winning, Golden Globe Award-winning and four-time Saturn Award-nominated actor. Willis was married to actress Demi Moore and they had three daughters before their divorce in 2000, following thirteen years of marriage.

Willis was born in Idar-Oberstein, West Germany. His mother, Marlene K., was German and born in Kassel, and his father, David Willis, was an American soldier. Willis is the eldest of four children: he has a sister, Florence, and a brother, David. His brother Robert died of pancreatic cancer in 2001, aged 42. After being discharged from the military in 1957, Willis's father took his family back to Carneys Point, New Jersey. Willis has described himself as having come from a "long line of blue collar people"; his mother worked in a bank and his father was a welder, master mechanic, and factory worker. Willis attended Penns Grove High School in his hometown, where he encountered issues with a stutter. He was nicknamed Buck-Buck by his schoolmates. Finding it easy to express himself on stage and losing his stutter in the process, Willis began performing on stage and his high school activities were marked by such things as the drama club and student council president.

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