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Valerie Bertinelli discovers secrets on 'Who Do You Think You Are?'

Valerie Bertinelli discovers secrets on 'Who Do You Think You Are?'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 (UPI) --Valerie Bertinelli discovered royal lineage in her background and learned her great-grandmother had a child out of wedlock on "Who Do You Think You Are?"
Annie Martin
Lisa Kudrow previews 'Who Do You Think You Are?' secrets

Lisa Kudrow previews 'Who Do You Think You Are?' secrets

LOS ANGELES, July 24 (UPI) --"Sex & the City" star Cynthia Nixon made a shocking discovery on the genealogy program's season premiere, and Lisa Kudrow says there are more secrets to come.
Annie Martin
Rachel McAdams goes without makeup on Allure magazine cover

Rachel McAdams goes without makeup on Allure magazine cover

NEW YORK, July 10 (UPI) --Rachel McAdams showed off her flawless natural face in the August 2014 issue of Allure magazine.
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Ryan Gosling initially wanted Rachel McAdams fired from 'The Notebook'

Ryan Gosling initially wanted Rachel McAdams fired from 'The Notebook'

LOS ANGELES, July 2 (UPI) --"The Notebook" director Nick Cassavetes revealed this week that Ryan Gosling initially wanted Rachel McAdams replaced because the two didn't get along.
Annie Martin
'The Notebook': Rachel McAdams' audition tape circulates on film's 10th anniversary

'The Notebook': Rachel McAdams' audition tape circulates on film's 10th anniversary

LOS ANGELES, June 25 (UPI) --Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling trade lines in the actress' emotional audition tape for "The Notebook."
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Rachel McAdams spotted dining with Jake Gyllenhaal in Pittsburgh

Rachel McAdams spotted dining with Jake Gyllenhaal in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, June 6 (UPI) --Rachel McAdams and Jake Gyllenhaal were photographed dining together in Pittsburgh earlier this week.
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Genealogy series 'Who Do You Think You Are?' to feature Cynthia Nixon, Rachel McAdams

Genealogy series 'Who Do You Think You Are?' to feature Cynthia Nixon, Rachel McAdams

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 4 (UPI) --"Sex & the City" actress Cynthia Nixon and "The Notebook" star Rachel McAdams will explore their heritage on the upcoming season of "Who Do You Think You Are?"
Annie Martin
'Mean Girls' cast members honor the film's 10th anniversary

'Mean Girls' cast members honor the film's 10th anniversary

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- Tina Fey, Rachel McAdams, Lizzy Caplan and other "Mean Girls" cast and crew members recently discussed the film in honor of its 10th anniversary.
Annie Martin
Richard Curtis talks about creating popular film weddings

Richard Curtis talks about creating popular film weddings

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- British filmmaker Richard Curtis says the down-side to being famous for your cinematic weddings is having to top yourself with each new big-screen romance.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Eva Mendes jokes she'll watch 'The Notebook,' cry on Valentine's Day

Eva Mendes jokes she'll watch 'The Notebook,' cry on Valentine's Day

LOS ANGELES , Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Breakup or no breakup, Eva Mendes plans on spending Valentine's day with Ryan Gosling.
Veronica Linares
Sarah Silverman and Michael Sheen are dating, report says

Sarah Silverman and Michael Sheen are dating, report says

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian and actress Sarah Silverman is dating Welsh actor Michael Sheen, UsMagazine.com reported Wednesday.
Sarah Silverman dating Michael Sheen

Sarah Silverman dating Michael Sheen

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Sarah Silverman has a new boyfriend.
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Rachel McAdams auditioned for Lindsay Lohan's role in 'Mean Girls'

Rachel McAdams auditioned for Lindsay Lohan's role in 'Mean Girls'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- {i:Mean Girls} director Mark Waters has stepped forward to spill a few behind-the-scene secrets from the film on the verge of its 10th anniversary.
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Lindsay Lohan reunites with Danny Franzese, 'Damian' from 'Mean Girls'

Lindsay Lohan reunites with Danny Franzese, 'Damian' from 'Mean Girls'

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Lindsay Lohan had a blast from the past Wednesday as she ran into one of her "Mean Girls" co-stars in New York City.
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Rachel McAdams signs with WME

Rachel McAdams signs with WME

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Rachel McAdams has signed with a new talent agency.
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Rachel McAdams arrives for the world premiere of "The Lucky Ones" at Roy Thomson Hall during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada on September 10, 2008. (UPI Photo/Christine Chew)
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Rachel Anne McAdams (born November 17, 1978) is a Canadian actress. Her breakout role was for portraying the "Queen Bee" Regina George in 2004's hit film Mean Girls. She then starred in the film adaptation of The Notebook and the hit comedy Wedding Crashers. Her other film credits include The Family Stone, Red Eye and The Time Traveler's Wife. And more recently she starred in Guy Ritchie's 2009 adaptation of Sherlock Holmes as Irene Adler.

McAdams was born in London, Ontario, Canada and grew up in the nearby city of St. Thomas. Her father, Lance, is a truck driver, and her mother, Sandra, is a nurse. She has a younger brother, Daniel, and a younger sister, Kayleen. She took up competitive figure skating at the age of four and acting at age 12 at a summer theatre camp in St. Thomas, Ontario named Original Kids. When the company extended to a year-round company (and eventually relocated to London, Ontario), she was invited to continue with them. She attended the Myrtle Street Public School and the publicly-funded secondary school Central Elgin Collegiate Institute in St. Thomas from grade nine to OAC and starred in the Award-winning student production I Live in a Little Town. She graduated from York University in Toronto with Honours and a BFA degree in Theatre in 2001. During her fourth year at York, she played a child in The Piper – a workshop led by a creative team from Toronto's Necessary Angel Theatre Company. She also attended Original Kids Theatre Company in London, Ontario, as well as David Rotenberg's on-camera acting class in Toronto with fellow actors Scott Speedman, Kenneth Mitchell, Polly Shannon and David Sutcliffe. .

McAdams played a leading role in the film The Hot Chick alongside Rob Schneider, but her most noticeable breakthrough role was when she starred as Regina George in 2004's Mean Girls. She was much older than the character she played. McAdams had previously appeared in the Canadian television series Slings and Arrows, co-starring Paul Gross. She played a main role in the first season, but due to her rising stardom was written out of the second season, appearing in only the first episode. She followed Mean Girls with the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' novel The Notebook, with Ryan Gosling, with whom she would later begin an off-screen romance.

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