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Rock News Two: The week in pop music

ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME The first generation of punk rockers joined Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, former teen idol Brenda Lee and soul singer Isaac Hayes in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2002 Monday night.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Watching the clock with Oscar

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (UPI) -- Producers hope the 74th Academy Awards show will offer viewers a fresh take on one of the most anticipated entertainment telecasts of any year, but reviews of t
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

R.E.M.'S PETER BUCK R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck told a London courtroom Wednesday that he didn't remember his alleged drunken behavior during a trans-Atlantic flight last April.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Hollywood Digest

MYERS TAKES ON A CLASSIC
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Digest

JOHN WILLIAMS WILL LEAD OSCARS ORCHESTRA
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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A BIG SCORE FOR THE BIG GUY
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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JACK E. WILKINSON, United Press International
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Tobey Maguire
Actor Tobey Maguire arrives for the taping of the American Film Institute Life Achievement Awards honoring Michael Douglas at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California on June 11, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Tobias Vincent "Tobey" Maguire (born June 27, 1975) is an American actor and producer. He began his career in the 1980s, and has since become best known for his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the 2002 - 2007 Spider-Man films.

Maguire was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of Wendy (née Brown), a secretary turned screenwriter and producer, and Vincent Maguire, a construction worker and cook. He has four half-brothers. His parents, 18 and 20 years old, were unmarried at the time of his birth; the two married and subsequently divorced when Maguire was two. Maguire spent much of his childhood moving from town to town, living with each parent and other family members. During his childhood, Maguire entertained the idea of becoming a chef and to that end wanted to enroll in a home economics class as a sixth grader. His mother offered him US$100 to take a drama class instead, and Tobey agreed.

The nomadic nature of his school-age years began to take a toll on Maguire emotionally, and finally, after a relocation to yet another school, Maguire dropped out of high school his freshman year and never returned so he could focus on his acting career. By 2000, Maguire had obtained his GED to officially graduate from high school, noting that during his school days as a child, he'd reached a point where "I wasn't doing school. I was showing up, but...not really giving myself."

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