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Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden have talked about marriage

Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden have talked about marriage

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 (UPI) --Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden began their relationship in the spring, but sources close to the couple claim the two are already thinking about marriage.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.
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Ralph Macchio attends daughter's film premiere

Ralph Macchio attends daughter's film premiere

NEW YORK, July 16 (UPI) -- Ralph Macchio attended the New York premiere of his 21-year-old daughter Julia's new movie, "Girl Most Likely."

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012.
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Diaz and Rodriguez break up ... Bobby Cannavale lands 'Funny Girl' role ... Tony Bennett to make Met debut ... Cheadle, Lowe to be Emmys presenters ... News from United Press International.
Diaz and Rodriguez break up

Diaz and Rodriguez break up

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Cameron Diaz and New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez have broken up after a year of dating, UsMagazine.com said.
'Drugstore Cowboy' pleads to moniker crime

'Drugstore Cowboy' pleads to moniker crime

SEATTLE, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A U.S. author whose novel "Drugstore Cowboy" was made into a film starring Matt Dillon pleaded guilty to a crime at the center of his story, drugstore robbery.

'Evil' resides at No. 1 for weekend

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- "Resident Evil: Afterlife," with Milla Jovovich and Ali Larter, took the No. 1 spot during the weekend with $27.7 million in U.S. box office receipts.

'American' takes No. 1 at U.S. box office

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- George Clooney's "The American" took the No. 1 spot at the weekend U.S. box office with more than $12.96 million in estimated gross receipts.

'Last Exorcism' takes No. 1 spot

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The spooky "The Last Exorcism" took the No. 1 spot at the U.S. box office with $21.3 million in gross receipts during the weekend.

'Gunsmoke' remake in the works

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A big-screen version of the classic Dodge City-set radio and television series "Gunsmoke" is in development, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Matt Dillon arrested for speeding in Vt.

Matt Dillon arrested for speeding in Vt.

NEWBURY, Vt., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. film star Matt Dillon has been arrested and charged with speeding in Vermont for allegedly driving 106 mph. on Interstate-91.
Dillon, Parker to present Iraq play

Dillon, Parker to present Iraq play

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Matt Dillon, Sarah Jessica Parker and Refugees International are to be the hosts of a one-night-only performance of George Packer's "Betrayed" in Washington.
Stars line up for Spirit Awards show

Stars line up for Spirit Awards show

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Organizers of Film Independent's 2008 Spirit Awards said dozens of Hollywood's biggest stars are planning to attend the upcoming show in Santa Monica, Calif.
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American actot Matt Dillon arrives in London's Leicester Sq for the British Academy Film awards on Sunday February 19 2006.(UPI Photo/Hugo Philpott)
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Matthew Raymond "Matt" Dillon (born February 18, 1964) is an American actor and film director. He began acting in the late 1970s, gaining fame as a teenage idol during the 1980s.

Matthew Raymond Dillon was born in New Rochelle, New York, to second-generation Irish American parents Mary Ellen, a homemaker, and Paul Dillon, a portrait painter and sales manager for Union Camp, a packing material manufacturer. He was raised in a close-knit Roman Catholic family as the second of six children. Through his father, Dillon is related to comic strip artist Alex Raymond. Dillon has one sister and four brothers, one of whom, Kevin Dillon, is also an actor, and appears on the hit TV series Entourage which has earned him several Emmy nominations in the supporting actor comedy category. Dillon grew up in Mamaroneck, New York and before dropping out in junior year he attended Mamaroneck High School.

In 1977, Jane Bernstein and a friend were helping director Jonathan Kaplan cast the violent teen drama Over the Edge when they found Dillon cutting class at Hommocks Middle School in Larchmont. Dillon auditioned for a role and made his debut in the film. The film received a regional, limited theatrical release in May 1979, and grossed only slightly over $200,000. Dillon's performance was well-received, which led to his casting in two films released the following year; the teenage sex comedy Little Darlings, in which Kristy McNichol's character loses her virginity to a boy from the camp across the lake, played by Dillon, and the more serious teen dramedy My Bodyguard, where he played a high-school bully opposite Chris Makepeace. The films, released in March and July 1980, respectively, were box office successes and raised Dillon's profile among teenage audiences.

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