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'Despicable Me 2' tops movies-on-demand list

'Despicable Me 2' tops movies-on-demand list

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The animated film "Despicable Me 2," featuring the voices of Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig, is the No. 1 movie-on-demand in the United States, Rentrak said.
'Despicable Me 2' is No. 1 movie-on-demand in the U.S.

'Despicable Me 2' is No. 1 movie-on-demand in the U.S.

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The animated sequel "Despicable Me 2," featuring the voices of Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig, is the No. 1 movie-on-demand in the United States, Rentrak said.

'Hobbit' sequel tops second weekend in a row

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, took in $31.455 million to lead the box office for the second weekend.
'The Rock' is top-grossing star of 2013 with films earning $1.3B

'The Rock' is top-grossing star of 2013 with films earning $1.3B

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Hollywood film star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is the top-grossing actor of 2013, with movies that have earned a total of $1.3 billion, Forbes magazine reported.
Adam Sandler named most overpaid actor by Forbes

Adam Sandler named most overpaid actor by Forbes

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Forbes doesn't find Adam Sandler's big paychecks very funny.
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Adam Sandler tops Forbes' list of overpaid actors

Adam Sandler tops Forbes' list of overpaid actors

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Adam Sandler is the most overpaid actor in Hollywood, with his films making an average of $3.40 for every $1 he is paid, Forbes reported.
'SNL': 'Anchorman 2' cast, One Direction sing 'Afternoon Delight' [VIDEO]

'SNL': 'Anchorman 2' cast, One Direction sing 'Afternoon Delight' [VIDEO]

Dec. 8 (UPI) -- "You brought your boy band -- well, I brought my man band."
Kate Stanton
Miley Cyrus lost $100K worth of goods in house burglary

Miley Cyrus lost $100K worth of goods in house burglary

Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Miley Cyrus lost $100,000 worth of goods during a burglary that took place in her Los Angeles home on Friday Nov. 22.
Veronica Linares
'Foxcatcher' release date postponed to 2014

'Foxcatcher' release date postponed to 2014

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Sony Pictures Classics says it has delayed the release of its film "Foxcatcher," starring Steve Carell and Channing Tatum, until next year.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.
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James Spader says he didn't watch 'The Office' series finale

James Spader says he didn't watch 'The Office' series finale

SAN DIEGO, July 19 (UPI) -- Actor James Spader, who starred in Season 8 of the U.S. version of "The Office," says he didn't watch the comedy's series finale in May.

'Despicable' again tops at box office with $44.75 million

LOS ANGELES, July 14 (UPI) -- The animated "Despicable Me 2," with the voice of Steve Carell, was No. 1 at the box office for the second weekend with $44.754 million in receipts.
Inflatable film villain sidekick stolen from McDonald's

Inflatable film villain sidekick stolen from McDonald's

STILLWATER, Minn., July 9 (UPI) -- Police in Minnesota are on the lookout for an 8-foot evil villain sidekick stolen from a McDonald's restaurant that was part of a "Despicable Me 2" promotion.

'Despicable' not despicable at box office

LOS ANGELES, July 7 (UPI) -- The animated "Despicable Me 2," with the voice of Steve Carell, was No. 1 at the weekend box office with $82.518 million.
Dog barfs on Christie Brinkley

Dog barfs on Christie Brinkley

NEW YORK, July 2 (UPI) -- A dog threw up on former supermodel Christie Brinkley at the 2013 Pet Hero Awards in Water Mill, N.Y., the New York Post reported.
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Steven John "Steve" Carell (pronounced /kəˈrɛl/; born August 16, 1962) is an American comedian, actor, voice artist, producer, writer, and director. Although Carell is notable for his role on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, he found greater fame in Hollywood for playing Michael Scott on The Office. He has also starred in lead roles in the films The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Little Miss Sunshine, Evan Almighty, Dan in Real Life, Get Smart, Date Night, Dinner for Schmucks, and Crazy, Stupid, Love.; and voiced characters in the animated films Over the Hedge, Horton Hears a Who!, and Despicable Me. Carell was nominated as "America's funniest man" in Life magazine. He received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Comedy Series for his lead role of Michael Scott for The Office in 2006.

Carell, the youngest of four sons, was born at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Massachusetts, and was raised in nearby Acton by his parents, Harriet T. (née Koch), a psychiatric nurse, and Edwin A. Carell, an electrical engineer. His maternal uncle, Stanley Koch, worked with Allen B. DuMont to create cathode ray tubes. Carell's paternal grandfather was Italian; his father was born with the surname "Caroselli", later shortening it to "Carell". Carell was raised Roman Catholic, and was educated at The Fenn School and Middlesex School. Carell also played ice hockey as a teenager for his high school. Carell played the fife, performing with other members of his family, and later joined a reenacting group portraying the 10th (North Lincoln) Regiment of Foot. Carell attributed his interest in history to this, in which he earned his degree from Denison University in Granville, Ohio in 1984. He originally aspired to become a radio broadcaster, deejaying at WDUB in Granville.

Before opting for a career as a performer, Carell claims that he worked as a mail carrier in Littleton, Massachusetts, where he met his future wife. He later recounted that he quit after a few months because his boss told him he was not very good as a mail carrier; he needed to be more efficient. He planned on attending law school, but was unable to write an explanation on his application form as to why he wanted to be a lawyer. Early in his performing career, Carell acted on the stage in a touring children's theater company and later in the comedy musical, Knat Scatt Private Eye. He also acted in a television commercial for Brown's Chicken in 1989. After that, Carell performed with Chicago troupe The Second City in 1991, where Stephen Colbert was his understudy for a time. That same year, he obtained his first film work in a minor role as Tesio in Curly Sue.

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