'National Treasure' pulling in a fortune

'National Treasure' pulling in a fortune

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Pink lines up first starring film role

LOS ANGELES, June 27 (UPI) -- Pop music star Pink will make her feature film debut in the upcoming horror thriller "Catacombs."

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DETROIT, March 7 (UPI) -- The name of Ashlee Simpson's upcoming film is being changed -- to the title of one of her songs.

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"Red Dragon," the third installment of the Hannibal Lecter saga, still is breathing fire at the box office. According to studio estimates, Anthony Hopkins' latest psychological thriller maintained the top spot for a second weekend, earning $17.6 million.
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Interview of the week: Heath Ledger

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Heath Ledger's fans may be wondering what the handsome 23-year-old Australian looks like in modern clothing.
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2002 MTV MOVIE AWARDS "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" leads the nominees, with six nods, for the 2002 MTV Movie Awards, announced Tuesday in New York.
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Shannon Marie Kahoolani Sossamon (born October 3, 1978) is an American actress, musician, dancer, DJ, and former model. She is perhaps best known for her roles in A Knight's Tale, The Rules of Attraction, 40 Days and 40 Nights and One Missed Call.

Sossamon was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, the daughter of Sherry Sossamon, a nurse, and Todd Lindberg; her mother later re-married Randy Goldstein. She is of Dutch, English, Irish, German, French, Filipino, and Hawaiian descent. The y in her first name was an adolescent alteration in 1995. Sossamon grew up in Reno, Nevada, and attended Galena High School there. The day after her high school graduation, Sossamon moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in dance. After moving to Los Angeles, Sossamon began to work as a DJ, booking gigs in local clubs.

At the beginning of her career, Sossamon modeled for various companies including Sassy Magazine, Unionbay Clothing, American Eagle Outfitters, and Planned Parenthood. She also appeared in two television commercials for Gap and starred in music videos for artists such as Daft Punk, The Goo Goo Dolls, Cher, Mick Jagger, and DJ Quik. In 1999, Sossamon was discovered by casting director Francine Maisler, while assisting a friend DJ at Gwyneth Paltrow's birthday party. After going through several auditions, Sossamon beat out Kate Hudson for the role of 'Lady Jocelyn' and landed the lead female role in the 2001 film A Knight's Tale opposite Heath Ledger. The film received generally positive reviews and performed strongly at the box office with a domestic take of more than $55,000,000.

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