'Day' lets Rhames battle zombies again

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- Actor Ving Rhames has signed on to co-star in the U.S. film remake of "Day of the Dead," going head-to-head for the second time with the walking dead.

Director: 'Monster House' fine for kids

NEW YORK, July 17 (UPI) -- Director Gil Kenan is defending his new animated film "Monster House" against critics who say it is too scary for small children.

Mena Suvari in 'Day of the Dead' remake

HOLLYWOOD, July 13 (UPI) -- "American Beauty" temptress Mena Suvari is starring in the remake of the 1985 Hollywood film, "Day of the Dead," about zombies overtaking the military.

Nick Cannon stars in new 'Brer Rabbit' DVD

LOS ANGELES, March 19 (UPI) -- Some of Hollywood's top stars are bringing the folk tales of Uncle Remus to home video in the animated film, "The Adventures of Brer Rabbit."

'Drumline' premise taken for reality TV

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- "Drumline" executive producer Dallas Austin is working LMNO productions to create a reality TV show revolving around marching bands.

Lohan joins 'Bobby' ensemble cast

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Emilio Estevez has added Lindsay Lohan, Shia LaBeouf and Brian Geraghty to the cast of "Bobby," his film about the death of Robert F. Kennedy.

BET announces 'SOS' lineup

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Juvenile, Wynton Marsalis, David Banner, Baby and Lil Wayne will be among the performers for BET's telethon for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

MTV renews 'Cannon' and 'Date My Mom'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- MTV has renewed the series "Nick Cannon Presents Wild 'N Out" and "Date My Mom," it was reported Wednesday.

Kutcher, Lohan top young Hollywood list

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Ashton Kutcher is No. 1 followed by Lindsay Lohan at No. 2 on Teen People's readers' list of Young Hollywood's power players.

Miramax set to release big backlog

LOS ANGELES, June 8 (UPI) -- Miramax Films plans to release at least 10 movies over the next three months, clearing a backlog of films that have waited up to four years to be released.

Nick Cannon stars in remake of '80s fave

Nick Cannon says he leapt at the chance to play a teen geek who becomes Mr. Popular in a re-make of the 1980s romantic comedy, "Can't Buy Me Love."

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NBC and DreamWorks Television have announced plans for the first computer-generated-imaging prime time series on a major broadcast network.
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Nick Cannon
Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon arrive on the red carpet at the 82nd Academy Awards in Hollywood on March 7, 2010. UPI/David Silpa

Nicholas Scott "Nick" Cannon (born October 8, 1980) is an American actor, comedian, rapper, radio and television personality. On television, Cannon began as a teenage sketch comedian on All That before going on to host The Nick Cannon Show, Wild 'N Out, and America's Got Talent. He acted in the films Drumline, Love Don't Cost a Thing, and Roll Bounce. As a rapper, he released his debut self-titled album in 2003 with the hit single "Gigolo", a collaboration with singer R. Kelly. In 2006, Cannon recorded singles "Dime Piece" and "My Wife" for a planned album Stages, which was never released. Cannon married singer Mariah Carey on April 30, 2008.

Cannon was born in San Diego to Beth Gardner (1959-) and James Cannon (1954–2010), a televangelist who hosted a public access TV ministry in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a child, Cannon divided his time with his mother and grandmother in San Diego and with his father in Charlotte. He began performing at age nine. Cannon is the nephew of Katie Geneva Cannon, who is currently serving as Annie Scales Rogers Professor for Christian Ethics at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia.

Before filming drumline he lived in Augusta Georgia on Nellyville Road. and at age 11, he landed a spot on his father's cable access program performing stand-up comedy. When Cannon was in his mid-teens, he moved to Hollywood, where he performed stand up at The Improv, The Laugh Factory and the Comedy Store. Cannon attended Quail Hollow Middle School. He graduated from Monte Vista High School, in 1998.

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