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Zoe Kravitz drank clay to lose 20 pounds for anorexic role in 'The Road Within'

Zoe Kravitz drank clay to lose 20 pounds for anorexic role in 'The Road Within'

LOS ANGELES, June 20 (UPI) --Zoe Kravitz did a lot of research and dropped 20 pounds for her role as the anorexic Marie in the upcoming film "The Road Within."
Veronica Linares
Zoe Kravitz goes blonde

Zoe Kravitz goes blonde

LOS ANGELES, April 18 (UPI) -- Zoe Kravitz has traded her brunette head of hair for a honey blonde one.
Veronica Linares
Zoe Kravitz describes surprise Ashton Kutcher appearance at her home

Zoe Kravitz describes surprise Ashton Kutcher appearance at her home

March 20 (UPI) -- Zoe Kravitz discussed Ashton Kutcher on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
Kate Stanton
President Obama honors 24 veterans with Medal of Honor

President Obama honors 24 veterans with Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- President Obama honored veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam Tuesday, many of them passed over earlier for Medals of Honor because of their ethnicity.
Drake and Zoe Kravitz get cozy at a Beyonce concert

Drake and Zoe Kravitz get cozy at a Beyonce concert

Dec. 25 (UPI) -- The dating rumors are heating up.
Kate Stanton
At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

2013 was an outstanding year for movies with a slate chock-full of thought-provoking, fact-inspired dramas, including "42," "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "12 Years a Slave," "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," "Philomena," "Saving Mr. Banks," "Lone Survivor," "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "The Dallas Buyers Club."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Whitaker hopes 'Butler' inspires young people to stand up to injustice

Whitaker hopes 'Butler' inspires young people to stand up to injustice

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Forest Whitaker says he hopes his film "Lee Daniels' The Butler" inspires young people to stand up to social injustice wherever they see it.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Oprah Winfrey insists she is not a 'control freak'

Oprah Winfrey insists she is not a 'control freak'

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. media mogul and actress Oprah Winfrey insists she is not a control freak and was happy to take direction on the set of her new movie.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Mariah Carey says she was spat on because of her race

Mariah Carey says she was spat on because of her race

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Pop star and actress Mariah Carey, who is Irish- and African-American, says she was spat on as a youth because of her race.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Oprah Winfrey: I don't have one face that I present to the white world

Oprah Winfrey: I don't have one face that I present to the white world

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. media mogul and occasional actress Oprah Winfrey says she doesn't tailor her speech or demeanor depending on the race of the people around her.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
ABC to air CMA Music Festival special Aug. 12

ABC to air CMA Music Festival special Aug. 12

NASHVILLE, July 11 (UPI) -- ABC says it will air "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock," a 3-hour special taped in Nashville in June, on Aug. 12.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 26, 2013.
By United Press International
Jesse L. Martin to play singer Marvin Gaye in bio-picture

Jesse L. Martin to play singer Marvin Gaye in bio-picture

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- "Law & Order" star Jesse L. Martin has replaced Lenny Kravitz in director Julien Temple's Marvin Gaye bio-picture "Sexual Healing," The Hollywood Reporter said.
Kennedy Center comics target Obama

Kennedy Center comics target Obama

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- President Obama and some of the seven award recipients were targets of comedians' jokes Sunday night at the Kennedy Center Honors program in Washington.
Production starts on 'Catching Fire'

Production starts on 'Catching Fire'

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Lionsgate says principal photography began Monday in Georgia on "Catching Fire," the sequel to the blockbuster film "The Hunger Games."
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Rocker Lenny Kravitz performs in concert at Le Zenith in Paris on July 2, 2008. Kravitz is touring Europe in support of his latest album "It is Time for a Love Revolution." (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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Leonard Albert "Lenny" Kravitzovich (born May 26, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and arranger, whose "retro" style incorporates elements of rock, soul, R&B, funk, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, folk and ballads. In addition to singing lead and backing vocals, Kravitz often plays all the guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and percussion himself when recording. He is known for his elaborate stage performances and music videos.

Kravitz has had multiple number 1 hits on the US Top Singles Charts, though none by himself on the Hot 100, and many more worldwide. He won the Grammy Award for "Best Male Rock Vocal Performance" four years in a row from 1999 to 2002, breaking the record for most wins in that category and most consecutive wins in one category for a male. He has been nominated and won other awards, including American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Radio Music Awards, BRIT Awards and Blockbuster Entertainment Awards. Kravitz is playing Cinna in the film The Hunger Games.

Kravitz was born in New York City on May 26, 1964, the son of Roxie Roker, an actress known for her character Helen Willis in the 1970s hit television sitcom The Jeffersons, and Sy Kravitz, an NBC television news producer. Kravitz's father was of Russian Jewish descent and his mother was of Bahamian and African-American descent. Kravitz was named after his uncle, PFC Leonard Kravitz, who was killed in action in the Korean War at age 20 while defending against a Chinese attack and saving most of his platoon; he was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.

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