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Gerard Butler cozies up to mystery woman in Malibu

Gerard Butler cozies up to mystery woman in Malibu

MALIBU, Calif., Sept. 29 (UPI) --Gerard Butler was spotted kissing a mystery woman during a paddle boarding date in Malibu.
Annie Martin
Chris Rock's comedy 'Top Five' secured by Paramount after bidding war

Chris Rock's comedy 'Top Five' secured by Paramount after bidding war

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 (UPI) --Paramount closed a deal for the rights to Chris Rock's comedy "Top Five" following days of bidding after the film's premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.
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Steven Tyler releases song from 'Sin City' soundtrack

Steven Tyler releases song from 'Sin City' soundtrack

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler took to Twitter Tuesday to unveil a new song he recorded for the "Sin City" soundtrack.
Veronica Linares
'Sin City 2' red band trailer features cameo by Lady Gaga

'Sin City 2' red band trailer features cameo by Lady Gaga

LOS ANGELES, July 30 (UPI) --The "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" red band trailer features plenty of blood and mayhem, and a cameo by Lady Gaga as diner waitress Bertha.
Annie Martin
Elden Henson joins 'Daredevil' ensemble

Elden Henson joins 'Daredevil' ensemble

LOS GATOS, Calif., July 11 (UPI) --Actor Elden Henson has joined the ensemble of the upcoming "Daredevil" action-drama, Marvel and Netflix announced.
Karen Butler
Rosario Dawson joins cast of Netflix's 'Daredevil'

Rosario Dawson joins cast of Netflix's 'Daredevil'

LOS ANGELES, June 20 (UPI) --Actress Rosario Dawson has joined the cast of Netflix's upcoming series "Daredevil."
Veronica Linares
Jimmy Fallon, Kevin Hart take a wild roller coaster ride

Jimmy Fallon, Kevin Hart take a wild roller coaster ride

ORLANDO, Fla., June 18 (UPI) --Jimmy Fallon helped Kevin Hart face his fear of roller coasters by taking him on a wild ride at Universal Orlando.
Annie Martin
Guess who's coming to (the White House Correspondents') dinner

Guess who's coming to (the White House Correspondents') dinner

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- It's that time of year in Washington, when the glitterati of Hollywood drop into town to mix and mingle with the nation's leaders. That's right: Nerd prom!
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Jennifer Lopez, Jason Bateman invited to join Academy

Jennifer Lopez, Jason Bateman invited to join Academy

HOLLYWOOD, June 29 (UPI) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, Calif., has invited 276 new members, including a larger number of women and minorities.
Jessica Alba wore double corset to reclaim shape post-pregnancy

Jessica Alba wore double corset to reclaim shape post-pregnancy

LOS ANGELES, April 26 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress-model Jessica Alba says she wore two girdles to return to her slender toned body following both of her pregnancies.
Golden Globes presenters list expanded

Golden Globes presenters list expanded

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Bradley Cooper, Halle Berry, Jamie Foxx and Julia Roberts will join the list of presenters at the Golden Globe awards, event organizers in Hollywood said.
James, Dawson relish physical comedy of 'Zookeeper'

James, Dawson relish physical comedy of 'Zookeeper'

Hollywood actor, writer and producer Kevin James says he was thrilled to find his "Zookeeper" co-stars Rosario Dawson and Leslie Bibb as enthusiastic about doing physical comedy as he is.
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Sun, stars to shine at royal polo match

Sun, stars to shine at royal polo match

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., July 9 (UPI) -- Celebrities from both sides of the pond had tickets to join Kate Middleton in cheering on Prince William at a polo match Saturday in Southern California.
Rosario Dawson splits with boyfriend

Rosario Dawson splits with boyfriend

LOS ANGELES, May 21 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Rosario Dawson and boyfriend Mathieu Schreyer have called it quits, sources told Us Magazine.
Kidman, Renner to be SAG Award presenters

Kidman, Renner to be SAG Award presenters

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Jason Bateman, Jon Hamm, Nicole Kidman and Jeremy Renner are to be presenters Sunday at the 17th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards show in Los Angeles.
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Rosario Dawson
Actress Rosario Dawson attends the premiere of the motion picture crime thriller "Public Enemies", in the Westwood section of Los Angeles on June 23, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Rosario Dawson (born May 9, 1979) is an American actress, singer, and writer. She has appeared in films such as Kids, Men in Black II, 25th Hour, Sin City, Clerks II, Rent, Death Proof, The Rundown, Eagle Eye, Alexander, Seven Pounds, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and Unstoppable.

Dawson was born Isabel Rosario Dawson in New York City. Her mother, Isabel Celeste, is a writer and singer of Puerto Rican and Afro-Cuban descent. She was seventeen years old when Rosario was born, and never married Rosario's biological father, Patrick C. Harris. When she was eighteen, she married Greg Dawson, a construction worker, who "loved and raised Rosario as his own daughter" (Dawson has stated that "He's always been my dad"). Rosario Dawson has one younger brother, Clay (b. 1983). Her parents divorced in 2006.

At the age of 26, Dawson's mother moved the family into an abandoned building squat on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where she and her husband gut renovated an apartment and installed the plumbing and electrical wiring for the building, creating affordable housing where their family and two children would grow up. Dawson has cited this when explaining how she learned "If you wanted something better, you had to do it yourself."

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