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Steven Tyler releases song from 'Sin City' soundtrack

Steven Tyler releases song from 'Sin City' soundtrack

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler took to Twitter Tuesday to unveil a new song he recorded for the "Sin City" soundtrack.
Veronica Linares
Joseph Gordon-Levitt 'absolutely' considers himself feminist

Joseph Gordon-Levitt 'absolutely' considers himself feminist

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 (UPI) --Joseph Gordon-Levitt said he's proud to be a feminist, and defined the ideology as reaching one's full potential without restriction of gender or labels.
Annie Martin
'Sin City 2' red band trailer features cameo by Lady Gaga

'Sin City 2' red band trailer features cameo by Lady Gaga

LOS ANGELES, July 30 (UPI) --The "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" red band trailer features plenty of blood and mayhem, and a cameo by Lady Gaga as diner waitress Bertha.
Annie Martin
'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' releases new trailer

'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' releases new trailer

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) --"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" released a second trailer Wednesday that introduces new characters Johnny (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Ava Lord (Eva Green).
Annie Martin
Terry Crews and Jimmy Fallon perform shirtless duet on 'Tonight Show'

Terry Crews and Jimmy Fallon perform shirtless duet on 'Tonight Show'

NEW YORK, May 20 (UPI) --Jimmy Fallon and Terry Crews went shirtless for the first ever nip sync rendition of "Ebony and Ivory" on "The Tonight Show" Monday night.
Veronica Linars
Happy First Anniversary, Pope Francis

Happy First Anniversary, Pope Francis

March 13 (UPI) -- Pope Francis celebrated his first anniversary as the leader of the Catholic Church on Thursday, having gained acclaim in both secular and religious arenas.
JC Finley
Liam Hemsworth, Chris Hemsworth spoof 'Charlie Bit My Finger' for Jimmy Kimmel [VIDEO]

Liam Hemsworth, Chris Hemsworth spoof 'Charlie Bit My Finger' for Jimmy Kimmel [VIDEO]

NEW YORK, March 3 (UPI) -- Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep join Chris and Liam Hemsworth, grown-up versions of the two kids from "Charlie Bit My Finger."
Kate Stanton
'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

"Gravity" and "American Hustle" go into Sunday's Oscar race in Los Angeles with 10 nods apiece, while "12 Years a Slave" is close behind with nine nominations.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Tom Hanks joins host of celebrities for Jimmy Kimmel's post-Oscars special

Tom Hanks joins host of celebrities for Jimmy Kimmel's post-Oscars special

March 1 (UPI) -- Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, and Chris and Liam Hemsworth star in bizarre trailer teasing Jimmy Kimmel's upcoming post-Oscars special.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
Paul Rudd, Jimmy Fallon throw down in lip sync battle

Paul Rudd, Jimmy Fallon throw down in lip sync battle

NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Jimmy Fallon revived an old standby, getting Paul Rudd to engage in a lip sync face-off on "The Tonight Show."
Gabrielle Levy
Kevin Spacey booked for Kimmel's after-Oscars show

Kevin Spacey booked for Kimmel's after-Oscars show

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey will headline "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars" in Los Angeles this weekend, ABC announced Monday.
Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Amy Adams, Kristen Bell, Jessica Biel, Jim Carrey and Glenn Close are to serve as presenters at Sunday's Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles, producers said.
Animated film legend Hayao Miyazaki's final film makes U.S. debut Friday

Animated film legend Hayao Miyazaki's final film makes U.S. debut Friday

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Animated film legend Hayao Miyazaki's final film, "The Wind Rises," debuts in the U.S. Friday.
Annie Martin

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.
By United Press International
Meryl Streep to appear on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Meryl Streep to appear on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep is to be a guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in Los Angeles Wednesday, ABC announced.
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Cast member Joseph Gordon-Levitt attends the premiere of the film "Inception" in Los Angeles on July 13, 2010. UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten
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Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt (born February 17, 1981) is an American actor whose career as both a child and adult has included television series and theatrical films. He is known for his roles in the 2009 indie (500) Days of Summer and Christopher Nolan's sci-fi Inception. The former earned him a Golden Globe nomination. Beginning in commercials as a young child he made his film debut in 1992's Beethoven. Gordon-Levitt subsequently co-starred in the television sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996–2001) as the young Tommy Solomon. After a hiatus during which he attended Columbia University, Gordon-Levitt left television for film acting, appearing in various independent films, beginning with the 2001 film Manic, followed by critically acclaimed performances in 2004's Mysterious Skin, 2005's Brick, and 2007's The Lookout. He runs an online collaborative production company titled HitRECord.

Gordon-Levitt was born in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in Sherman Oaks. His family is Jewish. His father, Dennis Levitt, was once the news director for the Pacifica Radio station, KPFK-FM. His mother, Jane Gordon, ran for the United States Congress in California during the 1970s for the Peace and Freedom Party; she met Dennis Levitt while she was working as the program guide editor for KPFK-FM. Gordon-Levitt's maternal grandfather, Michael Gordon, was a Hollywood film director between the 1940s and 1970s, known for helming the 1959 Doris Day/Rock Hudson film Pillow Talk. Gordon-Levitt had an older brother, Dan, who was a photographer and fire spinner; he was born in 1974 and died in October 2010.

Gordon-Levitt joined a musical theater group at the age of four and played the Scarecrow in a production of The Wizard of Oz. Subsequently, he was approached by an agent and began appearing on television and in commercials for Sunny Jim peanut butter, Cocoa Puffs, Pop-Tarts, and Kinney Shoes.

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