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By United Press International

MySpace risky medium for candidates

TORRINGTON, Conn., May 12 (UPI) -- Candidates for governor in California have MySpace sites, and young campaign aides urge candidates to create MySpace profiles, but there can be a risk.

Get ready for another dose of 'Joe Dirt'

LOS ANGELES, March 21 (UPI) -- Comedy Central's host of "The Showbiz Show with David Spade" has revealed there may be sequel down the pike to his his 2001 "Joe Dirt."

'Dirty Love' is top Razzie 'winner'

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- Jenny McCarthy's "Dirty Love" led the dubious pack, taking four 2006 Razzie Awards for worst picture, worst actress, worst screenplay and worst director.

Bonds imitates Abdul

SCOTSDALE, Ariz., March 1 (UPI) -- Giants slugger Barry Bonds, wearing a halter top and falsies, did his Paula Abdul imitation all in the name of team spirit at San Francisco's training camp.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2005 with 61 to follow.
By United Press International

'Notebook,' 'Napoleon' lead Teen's Choice

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- "The Notebook" and "Napoleon Dynamite" were the big winners at the 2005 Teen Choice Awards with each taking a cool dozen in the ceremony.

Schneider praises the R-rated comedy

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Rob Schneider says he is glad audiences are flocking to R-rated comedy films like "Wedding Crashers."

Fox expands Teen Choice star list

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- Musical sisters Jessica and Ashlee Simpson are among the stars Fox TV Monday said would appear during the 2005 Teen Choice Awards.

Fox announces Teens Choice Awards hosts

LOS ANGELES, July 13 (UPI) -- Hilary Duff and Rob Schneider have been chosen to host this year's Teen Choice Awards for Fox TV.

Health Biz: Phama vows to mend fences

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- U.S. pharmaceutical companies, led by their powerful -- if tight-lipped -- lobby group the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, have been stung

Kilborn, Lovitz join 'Benchwarmers' cast

LOS ANGELES, March 4 (UPI) -- Craig Kilborn and Jon Lovitz will join Rob Schneider and David Spade in the cast of the baseball comedy "The Benchwarmers," Daily Variety said Friday.

HealthBiz: The heat is on COX-2 drugs

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is signaling it takes seriously the criticism that the agency is too slow and too beholden to the pharmaceutical industry in its reactions to reports of problems with the blockbuster COX-2 pain medications.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Oct. 31, the 305th day of 2004 with 61 to follow.
By United Press International

Stars gathered for Dangerfield memorial

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- An all-star lineup including Jay Leno, Jim Carrey and Tim Allen, held a private weekend memorial for the late Rodney Dangerfield, a publicist said Wednesday.
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Rob Schneider
Actor Rob Schneider appears at Planet Hollywood in New York on August 2, 2005 to promo his new film "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo" and donate a prop prosthetic leg that is used in the film to the memorabillia collection of Planet Hollywood. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)

Robert Michael "Rob" Schneider (born October 31, 1963) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and director. A stand-up comic and veteran of the NBC sketch-comedy series Saturday Night Live, Schneider has gone on to a career in feature films, including starring roles in the comedy films Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Hot Chick, and Grown Ups.

Schneider was born in San Francisco, California and grew up in the nearby suburb of Pacifica. He is the son of Pilar Schneider (née Monroe), a former kindergarten teacher and ex-school board president, and Marvin Schneider, a real estate broker. Schneider's father was Jewish and his mother was Catholic. Schneider's maternal grandmother was a Filipina who met and married Schneider's maternal grandfather, a Caucasian American army private, while he was stationed in the Philippines. Schneider graduated from Terra Nova High School in 1982.

Schneider started his stand-up comedy career while still in high school, opening for San Francisco favorites Head On, a band managed by Rob's older brother John. After high school, the Pacifica, California native played Bay Area nightclubs such as the Holy City Zoo and The Other Cafe, and was a regular guest on local radio programs. After opening a show by comedian Dennis Miller in 1987, Schneider won a slot on HBO's 13th Annual Young Comedians special, which was hosted by Miller. Schneider's appearance on the HBO special led to a position as a writer for the late night NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live.

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