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Adam Sandler named most overpaid actor by Forbes

Adam Sandler named most overpaid actor by Forbes

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Forbes doesn't find Adam Sandler's big paychecks very funny.
Gabrielle Levy
Adam Sandler tops Forbes' list of overpaid actors

Adam Sandler tops Forbes' list of overpaid actors

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Adam Sandler is the most overpaid actor in Hollywood, with his films making an average of $3.40 for every $1 he is paid, Forbes reported.
'Grown Ups 2' tops movies-on-demand list

'Grown Ups 2' tops movies-on-demand list

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The ensemble comedy "Grown Ups 2," starring Chris Rock, Adam Sandler and Kevin James, is the No. 1 movie-on-demand in the United States, Rentrak announced.

'Despicable' again tops at box office with $44.75 million

LOS ANGELES, July 14 (UPI) -- The animated "Despicable Me 2," with the voice of Steve Carell, was No. 1 at the box office for the second weekend with $44.754 million in receipts.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, April 26, 2013.
By United Press International

Garcetti, Greuel head for LA mayor runoff

LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) -- City Council member Eric Garcetti and Controller Wendy Greuel likely will face each other in a runoff to be Los Angeles' next mayor, election returns indicated.
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Chastain, Jackson set for Kimmel's 'Movie: The Movie' sequel trailer

Chastain, Jackson set for Kimmel's 'Movie: The Movie' sequel trailer

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Bradley Cooper, Jessica Chastain and Samuel L. Jackson will appear in the trailer for Jimmy Kimmel's mock Hollywood sequel "Movie: The Movie Twovie," ABC said.

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Actress Natalie Portman named most bankable star

Actress Natalie Portman named most bankable star

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman topped Forbes magazine's list of Hollywood's most bankable stars.
Review: 'Boom' is a delightful popcorn flick

Review: 'Boom' is a delightful popcorn flick

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- From September through December, moviegoers are traditionally overwhelmed by intelligent, provocative films the producers of which hope will be rewarded early the next year with Oscar gold.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 26, 2012.
By United Press International
Romano and James touring together

Romano and James touring together

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Ray Romano and Kevin James have booked a string of U.S. dates for their first co-headlining stand-up comedy tour, organizers said.

Suicidal man killed after firing at police

JUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A police officer in the small city of Justin, Texas, was shot and wounded Thursday morning as he responded to a call about a suicidal man.
James, Dawson relish physical comedy of 'Zookeeper'

James, Dawson relish physical comedy of 'Zookeeper'

Hollywood actor, writer and producer Kevin James says he was thrilled to find his "Zookeeper" co-stars Rosario Dawson and Leslie Bibb as enthusiastic about doing physical comedy as he is.
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Kevin James performs his comedy show, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, in Hollywod, Florida, on June 9, 2005. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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Kevin George Knipfing (born April 26, 1965), better known as Kevin James, is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He is widely known for playing Doug Heffernan on the CBS sitcom The King of Queens. He is also known for his lead roles in the comedy films I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Grown Ups, The Dilemma, and Zookeeper. He hosted the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards on March 27, 2010.

James was born Kevin George Knipfing in Mineola, New York at Winthrop-University Hospital. He is the son of Janet, a homemaker who also worked in a chiropractor's office, and Joseph Valentine Knipfing, who owned an insurance agency. He has German ancestry. James has two siblings, Gary Joseph Knipfing, known as Gary Valentine, also a comedian, and Leslie Knipfing; Leslie works for James and helped raise money through charity events for retinitis pigmentosa, with which she is afflicted. James was raised in the "S-Section" of Stony Brook and graduated from Ward Melville High School in 1983, where one of his teammates on the wrestling team was (professional wrestler) Mick Foley. He was a student at, but did not graduate from, the State University of New York at Cortland, where he was a member of Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity.

James began doing stand-up comedy in 1989, making his debut at the East Side Comedy Club in Manhattan. He gained popularity through numerous appearances on various talk shows, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Dennis Miller Live, The Late Late Show, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Live with Regis and Kathy Lee. James was #89 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians. James has also done his stand-up routine on Just for Laughs, an annual comedy festival in Montreal.Later he was on commercials for Mazzio's Italian Eatery.

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