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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.
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Eminem straddles reindeer in odd Christmas photo

Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Eminem was not about to let the Holidays go by without sending his best to his fans, and thus the rapper posted his version of a Christmas card on Instagram and Twitter on Monday.
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Rebecca Romjin, Jerry O'Connell share matching pajamas Christmas card

Rebecca Romjin, Jerry O'Connell share matching pajamas Christmas card

Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Rebecca Romjin and Jerry O'Connell ditched the ugly Christmas sweaters and went with matching pajamas for their Christmas card.
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Melissa Joan Hart kisses and tells

Melissa Joan Hart kisses and tells

Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Melissa Joan Hart made the rounds on the Hollywood dating circuit before she met the man who has now been her husband of 10 years.
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Rebecca Romijn is done having kids, has 'no idea' about ex John Stamos

Rebecca Romijn is done having kids, has 'no idea' about ex John Stamos

(UPI) -- Eight years after she and John Stamos parted ways, Rebecca Romijn is content with her life -- exactly as it is.
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'We Are Men' canceled after two episodes

'We Are Men' canceled after two episodes

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- CBS announced Wednesday it has canceled its fledgling sitcom "We Are Men" after airing only two episodes.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013.
By United Press International
NBC passes on 'Munsters' re-boot, 'Mockingbird Lane'

NBC passes on 'Munsters' re-boot, 'Mockingbird Lane'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Bryan Fuller, the writer-director-producer of "Mockingbird Lane," says NBC has not ordered a U.S. series based on his pilot for "The Munsters" re-boot.
'Munsters' remake pilot to air this month

'Munsters' remake pilot to air this month

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- NBC says it plans to air its pilot for "Mockingbird Lane," a new version of the classic American series "The Munsters," this month.
Portia de Rossi to play Lily Munster

Portia de Rossi to play Lily Munster

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- Actress Portia de Rossi is to play vampire Lily Munster in the upcoming American drama series "Mockingbird Lane," TVGuide.com reported.
O'Connell to star in 'Munsters' reboot

O'Connell to star in 'Munsters' reboot

LOS ANGELES, June 5 (UPI) -- NBC has cast Jerry O'Connell as Herman Munster in "Mockingbird Lane," a remake of the classic American TV show "The Munsters," EW.com said.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 17, 2012.
By United Press International
Couric, Larry the Cable Guy to guest host 'Live!'

Couric, Larry the Cable Guy to guest host 'Live!'

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Broadcast journalist Katie Couric and comedian Larry the Cable Guy are to fill in as guest co-hosts on "Live! with Regis and Kelly" in New York, ABC said.
Stars lining up for People's Choice show

Stars lining up for People's Choice show

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Malin Akerman, Julie Bowen, Michael Chiklis and Miranda Cosgrove are confirmed to attend the People's Choice Awards show in Los Angeles, CBS said.

Belushi-Aykroyd comic duo may ride again

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Jim Belushi may be heading for a TV pairing with his late brother's partner in comedy, Dan Aykroyd, in a new legal drama set in Las Vegas.
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Jerry O'Connell from the show "Crossing Jordan" arrives at the The NBC All-Star Event July 25, 2005, in Los Angeles. The event featured stars from the NBC lineup of shows. (UPI Photo/John Hayes)
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Jeremiah "Jerry" O'Connell (born February 17, 1974) is an American actor, best known for his roles in the TV series Sliders, Andrew Clements in My Secret Identity, Vern Tessio in the film Stand by Me, Charlie Carbone in Kangaroo Jack, and Detective Woody Hoyt on the drama Crossing Jordan.

O'Connell was born in New York City, the son of Linda (née Witkowski), an art teacher, and Michael O'Connell, an advertising agency art director. His maternal grandfather, Charles S. Witkowski, was the mayor of Jersey City, NJ. O'Connell is of Irish descent on his father's side and Polish ancestry on his mother's. O'Connell was raised in Manhattan with his younger brother, Charlie O'Connell, also an actor. O'Connell began his acting career at a young age. As a child, he did commercial work for Duncan Hines cookies. Shortly after at the age of eleven, he landed his first feature film role as the character Vern Tessio in Rob Reiner's Stand by Me. As a teenager, he starred in the Canadian TV series My Secret Identity from 1988–91, and attended Manhattan's Professional Children's School.

O'Connell attended New York University (NYU) from 1991 to 1994, majoring in film. While there, he studied screen writing and competed on the NYU fencing team, serving a stint as captain of the sabre squad. However, he left NYU several credits short of graduation in 1999.

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