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Ryan Gosling will make his directorial debut at Cannes Film Festival

Ryan Gosling will make his directorial debut at Cannes Film Festival

LOS ANGELES, April 17 (UPI) -- Ryan Gosling will make his directorial debut at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival with fantasy film "Lost River," starring Christina Hendricks.
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Eva Mendes jokes she'll watch 'The Notebook,' cry on Valentine's Day

Eva Mendes jokes she'll watch 'The Notebook,' cry on Valentine's Day

LOS ANGELES , Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Breakup or no breakup, Eva Mendes plans on spending Valentine's day with Ryan Gosling.
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Eva Mendes gets pulled over for talking on her phone

Eva Mendes gets pulled over for talking on her phone

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Days after reports of her breakup, Eva Mendes is pulled over by a bike cop for talking on her phone while driving.
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Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes on a break to 'reevaluate their romance'

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes on a break to 'reevaluate their romance'

Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes have decided to take a break from their relationship after coming to the agreement that they were moving too fast.
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Actress Eva Mendes 'dogwalker'

Actress Eva Mendes 'dogwalker'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Hollywood beauty Eva Mendes has been spotted walking George, her boyfriend Ryan Gosling's mixed-breed mutt.

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Hilary Swank sorry for attending Kadyrov party

Hilary Swank sorry for attending Kadyrov party

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Hilary Swank has publicly apologized for attending a birthday party for Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov.
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Human-rights groups target Swank, Van Damme

Human-rights groups target Swank, Van Damme

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Human-rights groups are criticizing celebrities who attended a birthday party for Ramzan Kadyrov, alleging the Chechen leader has committed human-rights abuses.
McHale is named Spirit Awards host

McHale is named Spirit Awards host

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Actor Joel McHale is to serve as host of the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., Film Independent said Wednesday.
Rome film fest off to late start

Rome film fest off to late start

ROME, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The Rome Film Festival screening of "Last Night" began 2 hours late as protesters picketed the event over the government's slashes to arts funding.
Calvin Klein billboard earns mixed reviews

Calvin Klein billboard earns mixed reviews

NEW YORK, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- New York residents said a new billboard for the Calvin Klein fashion brand is very sexual, with some saying the advertisement goes too far.
DeGeneres, Bryant booked for 'Lopez' show

DeGeneres, Bryant booked for 'Lopez' show

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Ellen DeGeneres, Eva Longoria Parker and Kobe Bryant have been booked for the premiere of George Lopez's new U.S. chat show, TBS said Tuesday.
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Eva Mendes (born March 5, 1974) is an American actress. She began acting in the late 1990s, and after a series of roles in several low-end films, she broke into more mainstream Hollywood releases, such as 2 Fast 2 Furious, Hitch, We Own the Night and The Spirit.

Mendes was born in Miami, Florida to Cuban parents and was raised in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale by her mother after her parents' divorce; Mendes has said that her mother "suffered so much to make my life OK" during her early years. Her father was a car salesman and her mother, also named Eva, is now an elementary school principal. She is the youngest of four children (she has two sisters and a brother named Carlos). Mendes was raised Roman Catholic and aspired to be a nun. She is also fluent in Spanish. As a child, Mendes was teased about her "buck teeth".

Mendes never saw herself as an actress while she was young and pursued other interests. She attended Hoover High School in Glendale and later attended California State University, Northridge to study marketing, but dropped out after wanting to begin an acting career. She studied acting under the acting teacher, Ivana Chubbuck.

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