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Oscar-winning parents Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas welcomed their second child into the world early Sunday.
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Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

"The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" and "Spider-Man" each have been nominated for five 2003 MTV Movie awards.
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The new Jack Nicholson-Adam Sandler comedy, "Anger Management," caused a fury at the box office this weekend, earning a staggering $44.5 million.
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The shortage of black stunt-women who know martial arts meant Gabrielle Union had to do most of her own stunts on "Cradle 2 the Grave."
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, June 28, the 179th day of 2002 with 186 to follow.
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Hollywood Digest

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Military drama raises Ruffalo's profile

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Following a well-received performance in last year's family drama, "You Can Count on Me," actor Mark Ruffalo has taken his career to a new level -- starting wit
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Mary Stuart Masterson
WAX2003041004 - WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) --Mary Stuart Masterson, Antonio Banderas and Jane Krakowski, top to bottom, in the Roundabout Theatre's Broadway production of Nine, directed by David Leveaux. rlw/Joan Marcus/HO UPI

Mary Stuart Masterson (born June 28, 1966) is an American film, stage and television actress and director.

Masterson was born in New York City to writer/director Peter Masterson and actress Carlin Glynn. She has two siblings: Peter Masterson Jr., and Alexandra Masterson, who are both involved in the entertainment industry. As a teen, she attended Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in upstate New York with actors Robert Downey, Jr. and Jon Cryer. Later, she attended schools in New York, including eight months studying anthropology at New York University.

Masterson's first film appearance was in The Stepford Wives (1975) at the age of eight, playing a daughter to her real-life father. Rather than continue her career as a child actor, she chose to continue her studies, although she did appear in several productions at the Dalton School. In 1985, she returned to cinema in Heaven Help Us as Danni, a rebellious high school dropout working at a soda fountain. She appeared with Sean Penn and Christopher Walken in the film At Close Range (1986) as Brad Jr's girlfriend Terry, a film based on an actual rural Pennsylvania crime family led by Bruce Johnston, Sr. during the 1960s and 1970s. She later starred as the tomboyish drumming Watts in the teenage drama Some Kind of Wonderful (1987). As a result, she is loosely connected with the Brat Pack. The same year Francis Ford Coppola cast her in Gardens of Stone in which she acted with her parents, hired by Coppola to play her on-screen parents. In 1989, she starred as Lucy Moore, a teenage girl giving up her first baby to a wealthy couple, played by Glenn Close and James Woods in Immediate Family. For her work in that film she received a "Best Supporting Actress" award from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.

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