64th Golden Globe presenters announced

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be presented by Dane Cook, Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Lopez and David Spade in Beverly Hills, Calif.

'Tourgasm' creators get new studio deal

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Hollywood producers Jay Blumenfield and Tony Marsh, the creative forces behind Showtime's "Tourgasm," have signed a new deal with Warner Horizon.

Jessica Simpson active on dating front

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Singer Jessica Simpson was seen with Dane Cook at the kick off party for the movie "Employee of the Month," two nights after being spotted with John Mayer.

Jessica Simpson's 'Working Girl' remake

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Singer/actress Jessica Simpson has revealed that she will be starring in a remake of "Working girl," called "Blonde Ambition." Simpson is happy to be working on new projects after a stressful year, she told Extra in Los Angeles Tuesday at the premiere of

'SNL' reveals cast cuts

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The official cast list for the new season of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" is missing five familiar faces.

Alba's love scenes led to dentistry

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Jessica Alba and "Good Luck Chuck" co-star Dane Cook became overly energetic in a recent love scene, chipping one of her teeth and losing another.

Simpson reveals secret 'Employee' flaw

SANTA FE, N.M., June 30 (UPI) -- Jessica Simpson's character in her new comedy "Employee of the Month" has a secret, physical "flaw," discovered by coworkers at a New Mexico Costco-like store.

Alba signs onto Cook film comedy

LOS ANGELES, June 15 (UPI) -- Jessica Alba will join comedian Dane Cook in the cast of the new film "Good Luck Chuck," it was reported in Hollywood.

More stars added to 2006 MTV Movie Awards

NEW YORK, May 22 (UPI) -- The 2006 MTV Movie Awards expanded its star-studded lineup Monday with Colin Ferrell, Jessica Simpson, Amanda Bynes and Dane Cook.

More film deals on Dane Cook's menu

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- Comedian Dane Cook is one of the hottest properties in Hollywood right now with two major deals set up this week alone.

Casting complete for 'Dan in Real Life'

LOS ANGELES, March 10 (UPI) -- French actress Juliette Binoche will star opposite Steve Carell in Hollywood's romantic comedy, "Dan in Real Life."

Comic Dane Cook signs with HBO

LOS ANGELES, March 2 (UPI) -- Hot young comedian Dane Cook has signed a long-term contract with HBO that includes a series as well as special projects.

Shepard and Cook compete for Simpson

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Ashton Kutcher's "Punk'd" sidekick Dax Shepard will star opposite Jessica Simpson and Dane Cook in Lions Gate's film, "Employee of the Month."

Jessica Simpson's film career expands

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- "The Dukes of Hazzard" star Jessica Simpson is on deck to star with Dane Cook in Lions Gates' new comedy, "Employee of the Month."

Hit compilation hangs tough on album chart

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The 19th "NOW That's What I Call Music!" compilation dropped 46 percent in sales, but retained its No. 1 position Wednesday on The Billboard 200 album chart.
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Dane Cook
Dane Cook, a cast member in the motion picture crime thriller "Mr. Brooks", arrives for the premiere of the film at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on May 22, 2007. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)

Dane Jeffrey Cook (born March 18, 1972) is an American stand-up comedian and film actor. He has released five comedy albums: Harmful If Swallowed; Retaliation; Vicious Circle; Rough Around The Edges: Live From Madison Square Garden; and Isolated Incident. Retaliation became the highest charting comedy album in 28 years and went platinum. Cook performed an HBO special in the Fall of 2006, Vicious Circle, a straight-to-DVD special titled Rough Around The Edges (which is included in the album of the same name), and a Comedy Central special in 2009 titled Isolated Incident.

He is credited as one of the first comedians to use a personal webpage and MySpace to build a large fan base and in 2006 was described as "alarmingly popular".

As an actor, Cook has appeared in films since 1997, including Mystery Men, Waiting..., Employee of the Month, Good Luck Chuck, Dan in Real Life, Mr. Brooks (in a non-comedic role), and My Best Friend's Girl.

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