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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.
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Stephen Colbert plans week of 'Hobbit'-themed shows

Stephen Colbert plans week of 'Hobbit'-themed shows

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- J.R.R. Tolkien enthusiast Stephen Colbert plans a week of "The Hobbit"-themed episodes of his New York chat show "The Colbert Report," Comedy Central said.
VH1 to air 'Greatest Kid Stars' special

VH1 to air 'Greatest Kid Stars' special

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- America's VH1 cable network says it plans to air a four-night countdown special called "100 Greatest Kid Stars," with Catherine Reitman serving as host.
Shooting wraps on 'The Hobbit'

Shooting wraps on 'The Hobbit'

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, July 6 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Peter Jackson announced in a blog post Friday he has completed principal photography on the two-part epic "The Hobbit" in New Zealand.
MCA, Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch, dead at 47

MCA, Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch, dead at 47

NEW YORK, May 4 (UPI) -- Adam Yauch, a founding member of the Beastie Boys, has died, the New York hip-hop group announced Friday on its Web site. He was 47.
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Billy Connolly joins 'Hobbit' cast

Billy Connolly joins 'Hobbit' cast

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Scottish actor Billy Connolly has signed on to play dwarf warrior Dain Ironfoot in Peter Jackson's two-part "The Hobbit" project, the director said Wednesday.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012.
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'Twilight' burns bright at box office

'Twilight' burns bright at box office

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1," with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, took in $42 million in its second weekend atop the U.S. box office.
Miller praises P!nk's 'Happy Feet Two' performance

Miller praises P!nk's 'Happy Feet Two' performance

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Australian director George Miller says pop star P!nk felt much better about acting for the first time in his animated penguin picture "Happy Feet Two" after she heard how badly her co-star Brad Pitt sings.
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'Twilight' crushes box office competition

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1," with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, took in a whopping $139.5 million to top the U.S. box office this weekend.
'Sin City' sequel in the works

'Sin City' sequel in the works

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller are collaborating with writer William Monahan on a sequel to their hit film "Sin City," The Hollywood Reporter said.

FX extends three comedy series

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. cable TV network, FX, has announced the renewals of three comedies -- "Wilfred," "Louie," and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."
Ian Holm to appear in 'Hobbit'

Ian Holm to appear in 'Hobbit'

LOS ANGELES, April 22 (UPI) -- British actor Ian Holm has joined the cast of "The Hobbit," the film's director Peter Jackson announced via Facebook Friday.
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Elijah Wood
American actor Elijah Wood attends the European premiere of "Happy Feet" at Empire, Leicester Square in London on November 26, 2006. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Elijah Jordan Wood ( /ɪˈlaɪdʒə ˈdʒɔrdən ˈwʊd/; born January 28, 1981) is an American actor. He made his film debut with a minor part in Back to the Future Part II (1989), then landed a succession of larger roles that made him a critically acclaimed child actor by age 9. He is best known for his high-profile role as Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's critically acclaimed The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Since then, he has resisted typecasting by choosing varied roles in critically acclaimed films such as Bobby, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Sin City, Green Street and Everything Is Illuminated.

He starred in the film Day Zero (2007) and provided the voice of the main character, Mumble, in the award-winning animated film Happy Feet. He played an American tourist turned vampire in Paris, je t'aime. In 2005, he started his own record label, Simian Records. He was cast in the lead role of an Iggy Pop biopic to be called The Passenger, but after years of development, the project now appears to be shelved. He currently appears as Ryan in FX's dark comedy Wilfred, which debuted on June 23, 2011.

Wood, the second of three children, was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Debra D. (née Krause) and Warren W. Wood, delicatessen operators. He is of English, Austrian, German and Danish descent. Wood has a brother seven years his senior, Zachariah "Zach" Wood, and a sister two years his junior, Hannah Wood. At age ten, Wood began modeling in his hometown and took piano lessons. He took to the stage in his elementary school's staging of the play The Sound of Music. The following year, he graduated to the title character in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He also served as choir boy during the production of See How They Run, produced by the Marion Creative Council.

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