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'Walk of Shame' debuts second trailer online

'Walk of Shame' debuts second trailer online

LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) -- The second trailer for the upcoming comedy {i:Walk of Shame} debuted online on Tuesday.
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'Movie 43,' 'After Earth' earn three Razzie Awards apiece

'Movie 43,' 'After Earth' earn three Razzie Awards apiece

LOS ANGELES, March 2 (UPI) -- The critically panned, box-office duds "Movie 43" and "After Earth" each earned three Golden Raspberry Awards in Los Angeles Saturday night.
'The Lego Movie' reaches $200 million milestone

'The Lego Movie' reaches $200 million milestone

BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- "The Lego Movie" has passed the $200 million milestone at the worldwide box office, less than two weeks after its release, Hollywood's Warner Bros. said.
Will Arnett says he had fun playing Batman in 'The Lego Movie'

Will Arnett says he had fun playing Batman in 'The Lego Movie'

Will Arnett says he loved playing an animated version of Batman in "The Lego Movie" because it gave him the chance to satirize the iconic superhero.
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Anna Kendrick signs on to 'Pitch Perfect 2' without script

Anna Kendrick signs on to 'Pitch Perfect 2' without script

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Anna Kendrick didn't need to read a script to confirm her role in the upcoming "Pitch Perfect 2" film.
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Elizabeth Banks 'in shock' over Philip Seymour Hoffman's death

Elizabeth Banks 'in shock' over Philip Seymour Hoffman's death

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Elizabeth Banks addressed the death of her "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" co-star Philip Seymour Hoffman, while visiting the "Today Show" Wednesday.
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Elizabeth Banks to direct 'Pitch Perfect 2'

Elizabeth Banks to direct 'Pitch Perfect 2'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Elizabeth Banks is to make her directorial debut with the sequel to the hit 2012 musical comedy, "Pitch Perfect," Universal Pictures announced.
Elizabeth Banks will direct 'Pitch Perfect 2'

Elizabeth Banks will direct 'Pitch Perfect 2'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Elizabeth Banks will direct Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson in "Pitch Perfect 2."
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Elizabeth Banks glows on 'Catching Fire' red carpet

Elizabeth Banks glows on 'Catching Fire' red carpet

(UPI) -- Elizabeth Banks rolled out a succession of flame-colored dresses for her red carpet appearances promoting 'The Hunger Games' last year, so it was no surprise when she chose a bright yellow gown for Monday's world premiere of the sequel, 'Catching Fire.'
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A-list comes to Washington for White House Correspondents Dinner

A-list comes to Washington for White House Correspondents Dinner

WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- Politics, entertainment and the news media blended in Washington Saturday for what has become called the nerd prom, the White House Correspondents' Dinner.
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Dakota Fanning to play accused baby killer in 'Every Secret Thing'

Dakota Fanning to play accused baby killer in 'Every Secret Thing'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Dakota Fanning and Danielle Macdonald have joined the cast of "Every Secret Thing," which Amy Berg is to begin directing in New York next month.
Foxx, Aniston urge gun control in PSA

Foxx, Aniston urge gun control in PSA

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Dozens of celebrities, including Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Aniston, appeared in a public service announcement asking U.S. citizens to demand tougher gun control.
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Actress Elizabeth Banks welcomes second son via surrogate

Actress Elizabeth Banks welcomes second son via surrogate

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Elizabeth Banks announced on her website Wednesday her second son, Magnus Mitchell Handelman, has been born via gestational surrogate.

Prison wardens reprimanded over movie

LENINGRAD, Russia, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Russian prosecutors said administrators at a prison were reprimanded for showing female inmates "The Next Three Days," a movie depicting a jailbreak.
Whitney Houston dead at 48

Whitney Houston dead at 48

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Grammy-winning U.S. R&B singer and actress Whitney Houston died Saturday in Los Angeles at age 48 and the cause was under investigation, police said.

Banks, Reubens join musical cast

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Elizabeth Banks and Paul Reubens have joined the star-studded cast of the upcoming satire "Frank or Francis," The Hollywood Reporter said.
Banks becomes mom via surrogate

Banks becomes mom via surrogate

LOS ANGELES, March 31 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Elizabeth Banks revealed Wednesday she has become a first-time mother thanks to a surrogate.
'Man on a Ledge' starts filming in N.Y.

'Man on a Ledge' starts filming in N.Y.

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Principal photography has begun in New York on "Man on a Ledge," a feature starring Sam Worthington and Elizabeth Banks, Summit Entertainment said.
Stars lining up for '30 Rock' roles

Stars lining up for '30 Rock' roles

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Matt Damon, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti and Queen Latifah have agreed to be guest stars on the new season of the U.S. sitcom "30 Rock," NBC announced.
Banks named host of Sci-Tech Oscars

Banks named host of Sci-Tech Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Actress Elizabeth Banks is to be host of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards in Los Angeles, organizers said.
Norton set for 'Modern Family' stint

Norton set for 'Modern Family' stint

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Edward Norton has signed up to guest star in an upcoming episode of the new TV comedy series "Modern Family," ABC said.
Maguire set to star in 'Details'

Maguire set to star in 'Details'

LOS ANGELES, July 9 (UPI) -- "Spider-Man" star Tobey Maguire has signed up for a role in the independent film "The Details," which is set to start production in Seattle next month.
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