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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.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt launches HitRecord TV show

Joseph Gordon-Levitt launches HitRecord TV show

Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Watch the first episode of "HitRecord on TV" below.
Kate Stanton
Pope named "Best Dressed Man of 2013" by Esquire

Pope named "Best Dressed Man of 2013" by Esquire

Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Esquire magazine announced its "Best Dressed Man of 2013" and the winner was -- drum roll, please -- Pope Francis!
JC Finley
'Lady Gaga & The Muppets' Holiday Spectacular' to air Nov. 28

'Lady Gaga & The Muppets' Holiday Spectacular' to air Nov. 28

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- "Lady Gaga & The Muppets' Holiday Spectacular," which was taped in Los Angeles, is to air Thanksgiving night, Nov. 28, ABC announced Thursday.
Gordon-Levitt and Rudd up for 'Ant-Man' role

Gordon-Levitt and Rudd up for 'Ant-Man' role

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Marvel is considering Joseph Gordon-Levitt or Paul Rudd to play the titular superhero in British filmmaker Edgar Wright's "Ant-Man," Variety reported.
Jennifer Lopez, Jason Bateman invited to join Academy

Jennifer Lopez, Jason Bateman invited to join Academy

HOLLYWOOD, June 29 (UPI) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, Calif., has invited 276 new members, including a larger number of women and minorities.
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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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