The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, June 11, 2007.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, June 11, the 162nd day of 2006 with 203 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, June 11, the 162nd day of 2005 with 203 to follow.
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Cattrall backs London's charms

LONDON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- "Sex in the City" star Kim Cattrall is hawking the charms of London as a great place to visit, Sky News reported Wednesday.

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Today is Friday, June 11, the 163rd day of 2004 with 203 to follow.
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Bale selected for Batman role

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- "American Psycho" star Christian Bale is answering the Bat Signal and will be the next Caped Crusader.

Testing for new Caped Crusader to start

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Holy casting, Batman -- director Christopher Nolan is expected to test several young actors for the role of Caped Cursader in the next few days.

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Today is Wednesday, June 11, the 162nd day of 2003 with 203 to follow.
By United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

"Living With Michael Jackson," a documentary of the eccentric pop star, was set to air Monday night in the United Kingdom.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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Today is Tuesday, June 11, the 162nd day of 2002 with 203 to follow.
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Joshua Jackson
Joshua Jackson arrives on the red carpet for the North American premiere of "Bobby" at Roy Thomson Hall during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada on September 14, 2006. (UPI Photo/Christine Chew)

Joshua Carter Jackson (born June 11, 1978) is a Canadian-American actor. He has appeared in primetime television and in over 32 film roles. He is best known for playing Charlie Conway in The Mighty Ducks film series, Pacey Witter in the television series Dawson's Creek and Peter Bishop in the television series Fringe.

Joshua Carter Jackson was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, the son of Fiona Jackson, a casting director, and John Carter. Jackson's father is from Texas and his mother is a native of Ballyfermot, Dublin, Ireland, having emigrated to North America in the late 1960s. He was raised Catholic. He has a sister, Aisleagh, and two half-brothers, Lyman and Jonathan Carter from his father's first marriage. Jackson grew up in California until the age of 8. Not long after his sister was born in California, his parents divorced and Jackson, his mother and sister then moved to Seattle, where he attended Einstein Middle School in Shoreline, Washington. Shortly thereafter, he moved back to Vancouver with his mother and younger sister. He attended Ideal Mini School and later switched to Kitsilano Secondary School. In an interview with The New York Times, Jackson said he was kicked out of high school once because of The Jon Stewart Show: " played, at least where I grew up, at 1:30 in the morning, so I would stay up at night to watch Jon Stewart, but then I'd be too tired—or too lazy—to go to school in the morning. So I'd just take the first couple of classes off, 'cause I wanted to be fresh when I got there." He claims that the first time was because of "attitude" problems and that he "wasn't in the school spirit".

Soon after he took up acting, Jackson landed the role of Charlie (#96) in The Mighty Ducks series, a part for which Jake Gyllenhaal was also considered (years later both would also be amongst a small group of actors considered for the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman Begins, which eventually went to Christian Bale). Jackson went on to appear as Pacey Witter on Dawson's Creek, which ran on the WB network from 1998–2003, and also starred James Van Der Beek, Michelle Williams and Katie Holmes. While the show was on hiatus, he appeared in several movies including The Skulls, The Safety of Objects, The Laramie Project and a short cameo in the remake of Ocean's Eleven where he appears as himself in a poker scene with Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Holly Marie Combs, among others. In 2000, he also guest-starred in Season 12 of The Simpsons, voicing the character of Jesse Grass, a "hunky environmentalist" and love interest for Lisa Simpson in the episode "Lisa the Tree Hugger".

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