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U.S. Olympic archers get 'Brave' preview

U.S. Olympic archers get 'Brave' preview

OGDEN, Utah, June 17 (UPI) -- DisneyPixar says it plans to screen its new animated movie "Brave" for members of the U.S. Olympic Team for Archery.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 17, 2012.
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CBS inks deals with Letterman, Ferguson

CBS inks deals with Letterman, Ferguson

NEW YORK, April 3 (UPI) -- CBS says it has reached agreements with David Letterman and Craig Ferguson to keep them on their American late-night chat shows through 2014.
Weird Al to perform 'TMZ' song on 'Late Late Show'

Weird Al to perform 'TMZ' song on 'Late Late Show'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- American musician and parodist Weird Al Yankovic is to perform his song "TMZ" for the first time on late-night television on "The Late Late Show," CBS said.
Letterman tops late-night TV ratings

Letterman tops late-night TV ratings

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- David Letterman moved past reigning late-night king Jay Leno in the U.S. television ratings for November, Nielsen announced this week.
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More white powder sent to CBS Studios

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Police Department says it has determined there was no threat associated with white powder sent to CBS Studios' mail room Wednesday.
Ferguson to star in Comedy Central special

Ferguson to star in Comedy Central special

NEW YORK, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Scottish-born comedian Craig Ferguson is to star in a stand-up special called "Craig Ferguson: Does This Need to Be Said?" Comedy Central announced Monday.
White powder sent to Craig Ferguson

White powder sent to Craig Ferguson

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Craig Ferguson said a white powder purported to be anthrax was sent to the Los Angeles set of the "Late Late Show."
'Late Late Show' headed to Paris

'Late Late Show' headed to Paris

LOS ANGELES, June 7 (UPI) -- "The Late Late Show" is leaving its home base of Los Angeles for a week and will tape in Paris, host Craig Ferguson said.
Ferguson plans 'Doctor Who' episode

Ferguson plans 'Doctor Who' episode

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Scottish comedian Craig Ferguson is planning a "Doctor Who"-themed edition of "The Late Late Show" to welcome the U.K. science-fiction series' star Matt Smith.
Shoah Foundation to honor Katzenberg

Shoah Foundation to honor Katzenberg

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Steven Spielberg is to present U.S. producer and philanthropist Jeffrey Katzenberg with the USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Ambassadors for Humanity Award.
'Dragon' sequel in the works

'Dragon' sequel in the works

GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood's DreamWorks Animation says it is working on a 3D sequel to its blockbuster "How to Train Your Dragon."
Ferguson plans 'Big Bang' episode of show

Ferguson plans 'Big Bang' episode of show

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- An entire episode of "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" will be dedicated to the U.S. sitcom "The Big Bang Theory," CBS said.
Craig Ferguson's wife pregnant

Craig Ferguson's wife pregnant

LOS ANGELES, July 14 (UPI) -- Scottish-born comedian Craig Ferguson has announced via Twitter that his wife, Megan, is pregnant with their first child.
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Brooke Shields and Craig Ferguson present the award for lead actress in a comedy series to Tina Fey for "30 Rock" at the 60th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 21, 2008. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Craig Ferguson (born 17 May 1962) is a Scottish–American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director, author and producer. He is the host of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, an Emmy Award-nominated, Peabody Award-winning late-night talk show that airs on CBS. In addition to hosting that program and performing stand-up comedy, Ferguson has written two books: Between the Bridge and the River, a novel, and American on Purpose, an autobiography. He became a citizen of the United States in 2008.

Before his career as a late-night television host, Ferguson was best known in the United States for his role as the office boss, Nigel Wick, on The Drew Carey Show from 1996 to 2003. After that, he wrote and starred in three films, directing one of them.

Ferguson was born in the Stobhill Hospital in the Springburn district of Glasgow, Scotland, to Robert and Janet Ferguson, and raised in nearby Cumbernauld, growing up "chubby and bullied." When he was six months old, he and his family moved from their Springburn apartment to a council house in Cumbernauld. They lived there as Glasgow was re-housing many people following damage to the city from World War II. Ferguson attended Muirfield Primary School and Cumbernauld High School.

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