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Hugh Jackman to be Oscar presenter
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Actor Hugh Jackman, who served as host of the Academy Awards show in 2009, is to be a presenter at this year's edition of the event in Los Angeles.

'Hobbit' director suffers perforated ulcer
WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Peter Jackson has undergone surgery for a perforated ulcer at a New Zealand hospital, his representatives said.

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.

'Takers' tops DVD sales chart
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The heist flick "Takers" is the top-selling DVD in the United States, Rentrak reported Thursday.

Film on Israeli school nominated for Oscar
TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- An American filmmaker said he is thrilled a documentary on the lives of pupils and teachers at a Tel Aviv school received an Oscar nomination.

Jackman, Pine lend voices to 'Guardians'
GLENDALE, Calif., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher and Jude Law are to lead the voice cast of "Rise of the Guardians," California's DreamWorks Animation said.

Travolta to star in biopic of John Gotti
HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- John Travolta reportedly will portray mob boss John Gotti in an upcoming biopic, a Hollywood veteran says.

Donald Sutherland gets Hollywood star
HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Actor Donald Sutherland, who received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Wednesday, joked that, unlike a cemetery headstone, it is a marker he can visit.

Will Smith, Jay-Z to produce 'Annie' movie
HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Will Smith and rapper Jay-Z will develop and produce a remake of the musical "Annie" for the movie screen, Sony Pictures Entertainment confirmed.

Conway to present SAG Award to Borgnine
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Comic icon Tim Conway will introduce the tribute to the Screen Actors Guild's 47th Life Achievement Award recipient, Ernest Borgnine, organizers said Wednesday.

Report: Penelope Cruz gives birth to a son
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Spanish actress Penelope Cruz has given birth to a son at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, the Spanish newspaper El Pais and Hola! magazine report.

'King's Speech' nominated for 12 Oscars
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The period drama "The King's Speech" was nominated for 12 Oscars, including the top prize of Best Picture, in Beverly Hills, Calif., Tuesday morning.

'Crazy' finds buyer after Sundance debut
HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Paramount Pictures says it has acquired the film "Like Crazy" and plans to release it theatrically this year.

Reeves says no 'Matrix' sequels on the way
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Keanu Reeves' publicist has shot down online reports stating the Hollywood actor and filmmakers Andy and Lana Wachowski are working on two "Matrix" sequels.

Culkin says he's not dating porn star
NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Former child star Macaulay Culkin says reports claiming he has been dating Spanish porn star Irene Lopez are untrue.

'Life in a Day' to get theatrical release
PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- National Geographic said Monday it has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the documentary "Life in a Day."

'Airbender,' 'Eclipse' up for 9 Razzies
HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- "The Last Airbender" and "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" were each nominated for nine Razzie Awards in Hollywood Monday.

Firth and Ehle reunite for 'Speech'
NEW YORK, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- "The King's Speech" director Tom Hooper admits casting actress Jennifer Ehle in a supporting role opposite star Colin Firth was a wink to fans of their iconic 1995 British miniseries "Pride and Prejudice."

Larsson: 'Not withholding inheritance'
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Joakim Larsson, younger brother of the late Swedish author Stieg Larsson, says he isn't withholding his inheritance from his brother's partner of 32 years.

Jennifer Beals: I knew I was 'different'
CHICAGO, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Chicago-born Jennifer Beals, best known for her role in the movie "Flashdance," is a private person who says she knew she was "different" growing up.

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Photo [Fri, May 9]Country music superstar Eddy Arnold dies at 89
** In this Jan. 18, 2002 file photo, country music legend Eddy Arnold is shown in his memorabilia-filled office in Brentwood, Tenn. Arnold died at a care facility near Nashville Thursday morning May 8, 2008. He was 89.
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