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Gwyneth Paltrow People's 'Most Beautiful Woman'

Gwyneth Paltrow People's 'Most Beautiful Woman'

NEW YORK, April 24 (UPI) -- Academy Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow was named People magazine's "World's Most Beautiful Woman."

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.
By United Press International
Celeb breakups, weddings and babies

Celeb breakups, weddings and babies

Despite the staggering number of media outlets dogging their every move, some celebrities still managed to shock the world with their marriage, divorce and birth announcements in 2012.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
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People in the news

The latest news on today's hottest celebrities ...
By United Press International
'Lincoln,' 'Django,' 'Argo' lead Golden Globe nods

'Lincoln,' 'Django,' 'Argo' lead Golden Globe nods

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Steven Spielberg's historical drama "Lincoln" was nominated for a leading seven Golden Globe Awards, including Best Drama, in Los Angeles Thursday morning.
Danes, Cryer to be Emmy presenters

Danes, Cryer to be Emmy presenters

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Emily VanCamp, Kerry Washington, Claire Danes and Jon Cryer have been booked as presenters for Sunday's Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles.
Justin Bieber to have cameo on 'Simpsons'

Justin Bieber to have cameo on 'Simpsons'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Justin Bieber is to have a cameo appearance on the Fox animated TV series "The Simpsons," the Canadian singer-songwriter-actor said on Twitter.
Abby Elliott leaving 'SNL'

Abby Elliott leaving 'SNL'

NEW YORK, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- "Saturday Night Live" cast member Abby Elliott told comedy Web site Splitsider she is leaving the U.S. sketch comedy show after four seasons.
'Homeland,' 'Community' win top TV awards

'Homeland,' 'Community' win top TV awards

LOS ANGELES, June 19 (UPI) -- "Homeland" was named Best Drama and its star Claire Danes Best Actress in a Drama at the Critics Choice Television Awards Monday night in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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People in the news

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'Community' leads with 6 Critics' Choice nods

'Community' leads with 6 Critics' Choice nods

LOS ANGELES, June 5 (UPI) -- The junior college-set sitcom "Community" earned a leading six Critics' Choice Award nominations in Los Angeles Tuesday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012.
By United Press International
Deschanel files for divorce from Gibbard

Deschanel files for divorce from Gibbard

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Actress and singer Zooey Deschanel has filed for divorce from her rocker husband Ben Gibbard in Los Angeles Superior Court, records show.
New shows dominate Golden Globe nods

New shows dominate Golden Globe nods

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- "American Horror Story," "Boardwalk Empire," "Boss," "Game of Thrones" and "Homeland" were nominated for the Best Drama Series Golden Globe in Los Angeles.
Deschanel and Gibbard to divorce

Deschanel and Gibbard to divorce

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Zooey Deschanel's publicist has confirmed to People.com the U.S. actress has separated from rocker Ben Gibbard, her husband of two years.
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Zooey Deschanel
Actress Zooey Deschanel, a cast member on the television series "New Girl" attends Fox's Fall Eco-Casino party at the Bookbindery in Culver City, California on September 12, 2011. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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Zooey Claire Deschanel (born January 17, 1980) is an American actress, musician and singer-songwriter. Deschanel made her film debut in 1999's Mumford and soon became known for memorable, deadpan supporting roles in films such as Almost Famous (2000) and The New Guy (2002). She then began playing lead roles in films, including All the Real Girls (2003), Elf (2003), Winter Passing (2005), The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005), Tin Man (2007), Yes Man (2008), and 500 Days of Summer (2009).

Since 2001, Deschanel has performed in the jazz cabaret act If All the Stars Were Pretty Babies with fellow actress Samantha Shelton. She plays the piano, percussion, xylophone, banjo and ukulele. She has sung in several of her films, and her debut album Volume One (recorded with M. Ward under the moniker She & Him) was released on March 18, 2008.

Zooey (pronounced /ˈzoʊiː/) Deschanel was born in Los Angeles, California, and is the daughter of Academy Award-nominated cinematographer and director Caleb Deschanel and actress Mary Jo Deschanel (née Weir). She is of Irish and French descent. She was named after Zooey Glass, the male protagonist of J. D. Salinger's 1961 novella Franny and Zooey. Her older sister Emily Deschanel is also an actress and stars in the TV series Bones.

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