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'Austenland' is a 'sweet, hopeful fable,' says Keri Russell

'Austenland' is a 'sweet, hopeful fable,' says Keri Russell

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Keri Russell says her movie "Austenland" is meant to be a modern-day fable and she is glad her character is swept off her feet at the end of it.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Bill Murray to play a ghost in animated movie 'B.O.O.'

Bill Murray to play a ghost in animated movie 'B.O.O.'

GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Bill Murray has joined the cast of "B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations," DreamWorks Animation announced Thursday.
Keri Russell talks about role in romantic comedy 'Austenland'

Keri Russell talks about role in romantic comedy 'Austenland'

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Keri Russell says she thinks many moviegoers will relate to the character she plays in the new romantic comedy "Austenland" because they, too, are looking for some form of escape from their everyday lives.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'American Pie' reunion in the works

'American Pie' reunion in the works

LOS ANGELES, March 16 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Universal Pictures has confirmed it is trying to reunite the cast from the 1999 comedy "American Pie" for a new movie, EW.com said.
Brendan Fraser heads to Broadway

Brendan Fraser heads to Broadway

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Film star Brendan Fraser is preparing for his Broadway debut in "Elling," a U.S. version of a play that ran in London in 2007.
Coolidge to appear in 'The Closer'

Coolidge to appear in 'The Closer'

LOS ANGELES, July 16 (UPI) -- Comic actress Jennifer Coolidge is to appear in the U.S. police drama, "The Closer," TNT announced Wednesday.
Elton John party raises $5.1M for charity

Elton John party raises $5.1M for charity

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The 16th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party raised $5.1 million in Los Angeles Sunday night, the foundation announced Monday.

More big names jump into pilot season

LOS ANGELES, March 13 (UPI) -- Former "ER" star Ming-Na has been added to the cast of the pilot for Fox TV's conspiracy thriller "Vanished," it was reported Monday.

Chris Guest ready to take on awards

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- He's skewered dog shows, folk music and theater and now Christopher Guest is taking on film awards with "For Your Consideration."

IFC launches Friday night comedy block

NEW YORK, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Cable TV's Independent Film Channel is launching a new comedy hour Friday night.

Hilary Duff releases 'Cinderella' CD

LOS ANGELES, May 3 (UPI) -- Hilary Duff is set to release the follow up to the pop singer/actress' top-selling "Metamorphosis" CD with the soundtrack from "A Cinderella Story."

Feature: Jim Belushi heats up the grill

LOS ANGELES, May 6 (UPI) -- Jim Belushi is riding high, with a hit TV show, a new music CD with pal Dan Aykroyd and plans for a summer of more or less nonstop barbecue.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Clare Luce's 'The Women' no longer shocks

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- When Clare Boothe Luce's "The Women" was first produced on Broadway in 1936, getting a man and keeping a man was the career of many women and divorce was someth
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP
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Jennifer Coolidge
Jennifer Coolidge arrives to the world premiere of Robots on March 6, 2005, in Los Angeles. (UPI Photo/John Hayes)
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Jennifer Coolidge (born August 28, 1963) is an American actress best known for playing "Stifler's mom," the older woman in the film American Pie (1999), Hilary Duff's stepmother in A Cinderella Story (2004), Paulette, the manicurist in Legally Blonde (2001) and its sequel, the voice of Aunt Fanny in the animated feature Robots (2005), for her role in The Secret Life of the American Teenager as Betty, and for her regular role in the NBC sitcom Joey as Joey's agent, Bobbie Morganstern. She is also a regular actor in Christopher Guest's Mockumentary films.

Coolidge was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Gretchen (née Knauff) and Paul Constant Coolidge, a plastics manufacturer. She was raised in Norwell, Massachusetts, and has a sister, Susannah. Coolidge attended Norwell High School, the Cambridge School of Weston and Emerson College in Boston. Her charitable work has included a history of supporting AIDS assistance.

Coolidge is known for her supporting roles in many comedy movies and guest spots on television. She is best known for playing "Stifler's mom", the consummate "MILF," in the American Pie films, though she is also known for supporting parts in other films, including Hilary Duff's stepmother in A Cinderella Story, Paulette, the manicurist in Legally Blonde and its sequel, "Hottie Police Officer" in A Night at the Roxbury, and the voice of Aunt Fanny in the animated feature Robots.

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