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The world premiere of the eagerly awaited documentary, "Conversations with Brando," reportedly has been canceled because the film's rotund subject is threatening to sue his director.
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"I've killed enough of the world's trees," is how best-selling author Stephen King chose to announce his plan to stop publishing.
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Is it really the end for 'Friends'?

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- As NBC prepared to roll out the premiere episode of the 9th season of "Friends" on Thursday night, Daily Variety reported on building speculation in Hollywood that producers and network programmers would change their minds about this being the show's fina

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Today is Tuesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2002 with 154 to follow.
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OSCAR NOMINATIONS "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" led the field with 13 nominations -- including one for best picture -- as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees Tuesday for the 74th Academy Awards.
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One more season for 'Friends'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The cast of "Friends" has come to terms with producers of the long-running comedy on a deal to return for a ninth -- and apparently final -- season on NBC, acco
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SAG AWARDS NOMINATIONS The honors keep on coming for Russell Crowe and Sissy Spacek. The two are among the nominees for the eighth annual SAG Awards, announced Tuesday in Los Angeles by the Screen Actors Guild.
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Screen Actors Guild Awards nominees

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Here is a list of the nominees for the 8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced Tuesday:
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Lisa Kudrow
Actress Lisa Kudrow arrives for the 2008 Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California on February 23, 2008. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)

Lisa Kudrow-Stern (born July 30, 1963) is an American actress, best known for her role as Phoebe Buffay in the television sitcom Friends, for which she received many accolades including an Emmy Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. While starring in Friends, Kudrow also appeared in 1999's comedy film Analyze This, directed by Harold Ramis, as well as its 2002 sequel Analyze That. Kudrow has appeared in several comedy films, notably playing Michele Weinberger in Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, the 2009 feature film Bandslam as the character Karen Burton, P.S. I Love You and Easy A.

Lisa Kudrow was born in Encino, Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Nedra S. (née Stern), a travel agent, and Dr. Lee N. Kudrow (born 1933), a headache specialist and physician. Her ancestors emigrated from Belarus and lived in the village of Ilya, in the Minsk area, and her great-grandmother was killed in the Holocaust. Kudrow was raised in a middle-class Jewish family and has an older sister, Helene Marla (born 1960), and an older brother, neurologist David B. Kudrow (born 1957). She is the niece of composer/conductor Harold Farberman. She took guitar lessons as a child and is left-handed. In 1979, at the age of 16, she underwent surgery which reduced the size of her nose.

After attending Portola Middle School in Tarzana, California, she graduated from Taft High School in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles. She received her B.S. in Biology from Vassar College, intending to follow in her father's footsteps and research headaches. Kudrow worked on her father's staff for eight years while breaking into acting, earning a research credit on his study on the comparative likelihood of left-handed individuals developing cluster headaches. For a time, Kudrow also worked as an anchor/reporter at KVII-TV, the ABC affiliate in Amarillo, Texas.

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