Evan Peters says he and Emma Roberts trying to move past fight

Evan Peters says he and Emma Roberts trying to move past fight

LOS ANGELES, July 17 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Evan Peters says he and girlfriend Emma Roberts are trying to "move past" an altercation that ended in the actress' arrest for domestic violence.
Emma Roberts arrested for assaulting beau Evan Peters

Emma Roberts arrested for assaulting beau Evan Peters

MONTREAL, July 16 (UPI) -- Actress Emma Roberts was arrested for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend, "American Horror Story" star Evan Peters, police in Canada said.
Emma Roberts eyes 'American Horror Story' role

Emma Roberts eyes 'American Horror Story' role

LOS ANGELES, May 23 (UPI) -- Emma Roberts is in talks to join the cast of "American Horror Story" for the supernatural drama's third season, TVLine reported.

1930s Hollywood star Deanna Durbin dies at 91

STOKE-ON-TRENT, England, May 1 (UPI) -- Singer-actress Deanna Durbin, a 1930s Hollywood star who left the entertainment business at 26, has died, her fan club said. She was 91.
Emma Roberts stars in Christmas special

Emma Roberts stars in Christmas special

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Emma Roberts and comic Norm McDonald have lent their voices to characters in an animated TV special "The Flight Before Christmas," CBS said Monday.

'Ratatouille,' 'Die Hard' take over 1-2

LOS ANGELES, July 1 (UPI) -- The animated kids' flick "Ratatouille" and the adult action film "Live Free or Die Hard" cut in at the front of the U.S. theater line this weekend.

'Evan Almighty,' '1408' debut 1-2

LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) -- The comedy "Evan Almighty" and horror film "1408" debuted at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in their first weekend in U.S. theaters.

'Fantastic Four' fantastic at No. 1

LOS ANGELES, June 17 (UPI) -- "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" burst out on top of the box office receipts wave with $57.4 million in its first weekend in U.S. theaters.

Chris Kattan to marry model in 2008

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Former Saturday Night Live star Chris Kattan proposed to model Sunshine Tutt in Gainesville, Texas, on Christmas Eve, People magazine reports. In an exclusive interview, Kattan told the magazine he was going to do something special originally.

Frankie 'Space Cadet' Thomas dead at 85

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., May 17 (UPI) -- Child actor Frankie Thomas who skyrocketed to fame in the 1950s as TV's "Tom Corbett, Space Cadet," has died in Sherman Oaks, Calif., at age 85.

Director says J.K. Rowling doesn't exist

OSLO, Norway, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A Norwegian film director has said she doubts author J.K. Rowling really wrote the hit "Harry Potter" series of books.

Mystery of 'Nancy Drew' star solved

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Actress Emma Roberts -- daughter of Eric and niece of Julia -- has been tapped as the lead in "Nancy Drew: The Mystery in Hollywood Hills."

Court defines sex harassment conditions

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday, in a Pennsylvania case, broadened the definition of "constructive discharge," or forced resignation, in sex harassment cases.

U.S. high court looks at sex harassment

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on whether an employer is liable if a supervisor sexually harasses an employee so that he or she has to resign.


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Nancy Drew
Cast member Emma Roberts (L) and director Andrew Fleming (R) hold a city proclamation declaring June 9 Nancy Drew day at the world premiere of "Nancy Drew" held at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on June 9, 2007. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)

Nancy Drew is a fictional young amateur detective in various mystery series for children and teens. Created by Edward Stratemeyer, founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate book packaging firm, the character first appeared in 1930. The books have been ghostwritten by a number of authors and are published under the collective pseudonym Carolyn Keene.

Over the decades the character has evolved in response to changes in American culture and tastes. The books were extensively revised, beginning in 1959, largely to eliminate racist stereotypes; many scholars claim that in the process the heroine's original, outspoken character was toned down and made more docile, conventional, and demure. In the 1980s a new series was created, the Nancy Drew Files, which featured an older and more professional Nancy as well as romantic plots. In 2004 the original Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series begun in 1930 was ended and a new series, Girl Detective, was launched, with an updated version of the character who drives a hybrid electric vehicle and uses a cell phone. Illustrations of the character have also evolved over time, from portrayals of a fearless, active young woman to a fearful or passive one.

Through all these changes, the character has proved continuously popular world-wide: at least 80 million copies of the books have been sold, and the books have been translated into over two dozen languages. Nancy Drew has featured in five films, two television shows, and a number of popular computer games; she also appears in a variety of merchandise sold over the world.

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