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Watch David Lynch play trumpet for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Watch David Lynch play trumpet for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) --David Lynch added a shot of espresso to his ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and played "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" on the trumpet before being doused twice in a row.
Annie Martin
Reese Witherspoon stars as a recovering heroin addict in first trailer for 'Wild'

Reese Witherspoon stars as a recovering heroin addict in first trailer for 'Wild'

LOS ANGELES, July 11 (UPI) --Reese Witherspoon portrays Cheryl Strayed, a real-life recovering heroin addict who set out on a 1,100-mile hike with no prior backpacking experience.
Annie Martin
Shailene Woodley says 'Fault in Our Stars' reflects the passion of real-life, young love

Shailene Woodley says 'Fault in Our Stars' reflects the passion of real-life, young love

NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) --Shailene Woodley says her love scene with Ansel Elgort in "The Fault in Our Stars" is her favorite part of the movie because it was handled with integrity.
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'Fault in Our Stars' author John Green says he cried almost every day on the film set

'Fault in Our Stars' author John Green says he cried almost every day on the film set

NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) --John Green has confessed he cried "almost every day" he was on the set of the film adaptation of his cult-classic novel, "The Fault in Our Stars."
Karen Butler
Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort reunite for 'Fault in Our Stars'

Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort reunite for 'Fault in Our Stars'

NEW YORK, May 5 (UPI) -- Shailene Woodley says she was glad she and Ansel Elgort played brother and sister in "Divergent" before portraying young lovers in "The Fault in Our Stars."
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'The Fault in Our Stars' clip unveiled at the MTV Movie Awards

'The Fault in Our Stars' clip unveiled at the MTV Movie Awards

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- A new one-minute clip of the upcoming film {i:The Fault In Our stars} was unveiled Sunday at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 10, 2014.
By United Press International
Laura Dern is officially divorced from Ben Harper

Laura Dern is officially divorced from Ben Harper

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Laura Dern's divorce from singer Ben Harper has been finalized, TMZ reported.
'Girls,' 'Louie,' 'Modern Family' up for Emmy Awards

'Girls,' 'Louie,' 'Modern Family' up for Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- "The Big Bang Theory," "Girls," "Louie," "Modern Family" and "30 Rock" were nominated for the Best Comedy Emmy Award in Los Angeles Thursday.
Jim Carrey sells Malibu home for $13.4 million

Jim Carrey sells Malibu home for $13.4 million

MALIBU, Calif., June 7 (UPI) -- Actor Jim Carrey has sold his Malibu, Calif., home for $13.4 million, two years after he first listed it with an asking price of $18 million, Yahoo! reported.

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Rapper Too Short booked for DUI, narcotics possession ... MGM hopes to release next James Bond movie within three years ... HBO won't order third season of Laura Dern dramedy 'Enlightened' ... Bon Jovi's 'What About Now' tops U.S. album chart ... News from United Press International.
HBO won't order third season of Laura Dern dramedy 'Enlightened'

HBO won't order third season of Laura Dern dramedy 'Enlightened'

LOS ANGELES, March 20 (UPI) -- HBO says it has decided not to order a third season of its U.S. dramedy series "Enlightened," starring show co-creators Laura Dern and Mike White.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.
By United Press International

Student Academy film awards handed out

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 10 (UPI) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented film awards to 13 students from colleges and universities worldwide at the Student Academy Awards.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 10, 2012.
By United Press International
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Laura Dern
Ben Harper gets a kiss from Laura Dern backstage at the 47th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 13, 2005. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Laura Elizabeth Dern (born February 10, 1967) is an American actress, film director and producer. Dern has acted in such films as Smooth Talk (1985), Blue Velvet (1986), Fat Man and Little Boy (1988), Wild at Heart (1990), Jurassic Park (1993) and October Sky (1999). She has won awards for her performance in the 1991 film Rambling Rose, for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She was awarded a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for her portrayal of Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris in the film Recount (2008).

Dern was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd and the great-granddaughter of former Utah governor George Dern. Scottish-American poet, writer and Librarian of Congress Archibald MacLeish was her great-uncle. Laura Dern's film debut was a cameo in her mother's film White Lightning. She also made a brief appearance in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, one of Ladd's signature roles. Her mother objected to her 13-year-old daughter's presence on the set of Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains, but Dern sued for emancipation.

In the mid-1980s she gained critical acclaim for roles in Peter Bogdanovich's Mask and David Lynch's Blue Velvet and Wild at Heart. Dern's starring role in Blue Velvet was a breakthrough however her next notable film took almost four years to be released, Wild at Heart. Dern's affiliation with Lynch has continued with her role in Inland Empire. In 1992, Dern and her mother became the first mother and daughter to be nominated for an Academy Award for acting in the same film in Rambling Rose. They did not play mother and daughter in the film. Dern starred as Dr. Ellie Sattler in Steven Spielberg's 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park. That same year, Clint Eastwood enlisted the actress for his film A Perfect World. She also starred as Ruth in the 1996 satire Citizen Ruth, the directorial debut of Alexander Payne. In a reversal of roles, Dern's mother makes a cameo appearance, with Dern's character screaming a torrent of abuse at her. In 1997, Dern was featured in Widespread Panic's music video for their song, "Aunt Avis", which was directed by Dern's then boyfriend and future fiancé, Billy Bob Thornton. In 1998, Dern co-starred in the Jodie Foster's film The Baby Dance. While dating Thornton in 1999, she was cast as his love interest in his film Daddy and Them, which also includes Diane Ladd. Dern also appeared in Joe Johnston's film October Sky.

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