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Jennifer Lawrence, 'Hunger Games' big winners at MTV Movie Awards

Jennifer Lawrence, 'Hunger Games' big winners at MTV Movie Awards

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" named movie of the year, while two stars take home acting awards.
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Jared Leto, Megan Fox to present at MTV Movie Awards

Jared Leto, Megan Fox to present at MTV Movie Awards

LOS ANGELES, April 10 (UPI) -- Jared Leto and Megan Fox will present at the MTV Movie Awards along with Jordana Brewster and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
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Orlando Bloom's son Flynn steals the show at Walk of Fame Star ceremony [PHOTOS]

Orlando Bloom's son Flynn steals the show at Walk of Fame Star ceremony [PHOTOS]

HOLLYWOOD, April 3 (UPI) -- Orlando Bloom's son Flynn stole the show at his father's Walk of Fame Star ceremony on Wednesday.
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Miranda Kerr poses nude for GQ, says 'never say never' about dating women

Miranda Kerr poses nude for GQ, says 'never say never' about dating women

March 31 (UPI) -- A naked Miranda Kerr covers the May issue of British GQ.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 13, 2014.
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Lilly explains why 'Smaug' needed a new female elf character

Lilly explains why 'Smaug' needed a new female elf character

Canadian actress Evangeline Lilly says she understands why some fans of "The Hobbit" initially balked upon learning she was to play a female elf heroine created specifically for the film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy novel.
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Cumberbatch says he played like a kid during 'Hobbit' shoot

Cumberbatch says he played like a kid during 'Hobbit' shoot

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch likened recording his animated role of the fire-breathing dragon in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" to "playing like a kid."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Orlando Bloom dating Liv Tyler, report says

Orlando Bloom dating Liv Tyler, report says

Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Has "The Hobbit" star moved on to another brunette?
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Has Miranda Kerr moved on with Australian billionaire James Packer?

Has Miranda Kerr moved on with Australian billionaire James Packer?

Dec. 1 (UPI) -- New rumors suggest that the supermodel is dating an Australian media magnate.
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Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr separate

Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr separate

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Orlando Bloom's publicist confirmed the British actor and his wife, Australian model Miranda Kerr, have separated after three years of marriage.
'Hobbit' trailer viewed 5.1M times since Tuesday

'Hobbit' trailer viewed 5.1M times since Tuesday

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A trailer for Hollywood's upcoming fantasy film "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" has been viewed more than 5.1 million times since it was posted online.
2014 Hollywood Walk of Fame honorees announced

2014 Hollywood Walk of Fame honorees announced

HOLLYWOOD, June 22 (UPI) -- Liam Neeson and Katy Perry head the list of Hollywood Walk of Fame star recipients for 2014, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced.
1.6 million-plus view new 'Desolation of Smaug' trailer

1.6 million-plus view new 'Desolation of Smaug' trailer

LOS ANGELES, June 12 (UPI) -- More than 1.6 million people have viewed the trailer for "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" since Hollywood's Warner Bros. studio posted it online Tuesday.
Miranda Kerr confirms she's no longer a Victoria's Secret Angel

Miranda Kerr confirms she's no longer a Victoria's Secret Angel

LOS ANGELES, April 16 (UPI) -- Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr, a married mother of a toddler, says she left Victoria's Secret because being an underwear-clad angel was too time-consuming.
Whitaker-Bloom movie 'Zulu' to close Cannes film fest

Whitaker-Bloom movie 'Zulu' to close Cannes film fest

CANNES, France, April 12 (UPI) -- France's 66th Festival de Cannes is to close with a screening of "Zulu," a thriller starring Forest Whitaker and Orlando Bloom shot in South Africa.
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Orlando Jonathan Wayne Blanchard Bloom (born 13 January 1977) is an English actor. He had his break-through roles in 2001 as the elf-prince Legolas in The Lord of the Rings and starting in 2003 as blacksmith Will Turner in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, and subsequently established himself as a lead in Hollywood films, including Elizabethtown and Kingdom of Heaven. He appeared in the ensemble film New York, I Love You, and will have roles in Sympathy for Delicious and Main Street. Bloom made his professional stage debut in West End's In Celebration at the Duke of York's Theatre, St. Martin's Lane, which ended its run on 15 September 2007. On 12 October 2009, Bloom was named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

Orlando Bloom was born in Canterbury, Kent, England, and has one sister, Samantha Bloom, who was born in 1975. His mother, Sonia Constance Josephine (née Copeland), was born in the British section of Kolkata, India, the daughter of Betty Constance Josephine Walker and Francis John Copeland, who was a physician and surgeon. Through her, Bloom is a cousin of photographer Sebastian Copeland. Bloom's maternal grandmother's family lived in Tasmania, Australia, Japan, and India, and were of English descent, some of them having originally come from Kent. During his childhood, Bloom was told that his father was his mother's husband, South African-born Jewish anti-Apartheid novelist Harry Saul Bloom; but when he was thirteen (nine years after Harry's death), Bloom's mother revealed to him that his biological father was actually Colin Stone, his mother's partner and family friend. Stone, the principal of the Concorde International language school, was made Orlando Bloom's legal guardian after Harry Bloom's death. Bloom is named after the 16th century composer Orlando Gibbons.

Bloom was raised in the Church of England. As a child, he managed to get through The King's School Canterbury and St Edmund's School in Canterbury despite his dyslexia. He was encouraged by his mother to take art and drama classes. In 1993, he moved to London to follow a two year A Level course in Drama, Photography and Sculpture at Fine Arts College, Hampstead. He then joined the National Isa Youth Theatre, spending two seasons there and earning a scholarship to train at the British American Drama Academy. Bloom began acting professionally with television roles in episodes of Casualty and Midsomer Murders, and subsequently made his film debut in Wilde (1997), opposite Stephen Fry, before entering the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he studied acting.

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