Angelina Jolie drawn to 'Maleficent' character since childhood

ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Angelina Jolie said she was drawn to play the starring role in "Maleficent" because the villain is "wonderfully, deliciously cruel."
Broadway community to honor Jean Stapleton

Broadway community to honor Jean Stapleton

NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) -- Broadway theater marquee lights will be dimmed in honor of actress Jean Stapleton, who died last week at the age of 90, organizers announced.
Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber win big at Juno Awards

Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber win big at Juno Awards

REGINA, Saskatchewan, April 22 (UPI) -- Carly Rae Jepsen's "Kiss" was declared Best Album and her song "Call Me Maybe" Best Pop Song at the Juno Awards ceremony in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Canadian singer Rita MacNeil dead at 68

Canadian singer Rita MacNeil dead at 68

SYDNEY, Nova Scotia, April 17 (UPI) -- Canadian singer Rita MacNeil has died from complications following surgery in Sydney, Nova Scotia, her website said Wednesday. She was 68.

UPI NewsTrack Entertainment News

Man ordered to stay away from actress Ellen Page after tweeting threat ... Pacino, De Palma teaming up for Paterno bio-picture ... 'Pawn Stars' personality Rick Harrison sets wedding date ... Bruno Mars' 'Heaven' No. 1 on U.S. record chart for a sixth week ... News from United Press International.
Man ordered to stay away from actress Ellen Page after tweeting threat

Man ordered to stay away from actress Ellen Page after tweeting threat

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles judge has ordered Joshua Michael Myers to have absolutely no contact with Ellen Page after he allegedly threatened the actress via Twitter.
Diablo Cody gives birth to a son

Diablo Cody gives birth to a son

LOS ANGELES, July 28 (UPI) -- Hollywood screenwriter Diablo Cody announced via Twitter she has given birth to her first child, a son she named Marcello Daniel Maurio.

Space probe gets 'suit' of armor

WASHINGTON, July 13 (UPI) -- A spacecraft bound for Jupiter will get a suit of armor to protect it from the fiercest radiation any space probe has ever encountered, NASA officials say.
Assembly begins on NASA's Juno spacecraft

Assembly begins on NASA's Juno spacecraft

PASADENA, Calif., April 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says assembly work has started on its Juno spacecraft that is designed to expand science's knowledge of Jupiter's origin and evolution.

NG has success with mentoring program

SAN DIEGO, April 5 (UPI) -- U.S. company Northrop Grumman reached a milestone for its Small Business Program for Engineering Experimentation and Deployment after successful demonstrations.

Sea turtles face surgery due to cold spell

BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A nature center official in Boca Raton, Fla., said 35 green sea turtles underwent surgery for a disease caused in part by cold temperatures in the state.

Fla. cold snap proves tough on sea turtles

BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Florida's cold snap is proving dangerous for sea turtles, animal health experts say.

Rare whale spotted off Florida

PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- One of the world's rarest great whales has been spotted off a Florida beach, wildlife officials said.

NASA picks 3 finalists for space project

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it will choose from Venus, an asteroid and the moon for another unmanned venture to a celestial body in the solar system.
Cody penning 'Sweet Valley High' movie

Cody penning 'Sweet Valley High' movie

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. scribe Diablo Cody is writing and producing a big-screen adaptation of the beloved "Sweet Valley High" series of books, industry sources say.
Page 2 of 3
This publicity photo from the film "Juno" provided by the film studio Fox Searchlight, shows Ellen Page, the nominee for best actress for the 80th annual Academy Awards in Beverly Hills, California early Tuesday morning, January 22, 2008. (UPI Photo/Doane Gregory)

Juno is a 2007 Canadian-American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody. Ellen Page stars as the title character, an independent-minded teenager confronting an unplanned pregnancy and the subsequent events that put pressures of adult life onto her. Michael Cera, Olivia Thirlby, J.K. Simmons, Allison Janney, Jennifer Garner, and Jason Bateman also star. Filming spanned from early February to March 2007 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The film premiered on September 8 at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival, receiving a standing ovation.

The film won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and earned three other Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Page. The film's soundtrack, featuring several songs performed by Kimya Dawson in various guises, was the first number one soundtrack since Dreamgirls and 20th Century Fox's first number one soundtrack since Titanic. Juno earned back its initial budget of $6.5 million in twenty days, the first nineteen of which were when the film was in limited release. The film has gone on to earn more than 35 times that amount for a total of $231 million, becoming the highest grossing film in distributor Fox Searchlight Pictures's history.

Juno received numerous positive reviews from critics, many of whom placed the film on their top ten lists for the year. The film has also received both criticism and praise from members of both the pro-life and pro-choice communities regarding its treatment of abortion.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Juno."
Photo Galleries
Most Popular
Source: Ferguson cop beaten before shooting
Boko Haram overruns Nigerian police academy
Doctor to Jim Kelly: no evidence of cancer
Brady Morton's body discovered three days after Port Huron Float Down
Florida pageant mom fed daughter tapeworms to make her lose weight