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12 items from 2009

Celebrity Biography: Shailene Woodley

14 December 2009 2:12 PM, PST | PopStar | See recent PopStar news »

Shailene Woodley, best recognized as the star of The Secret Life of the American Teenager (TV), was born on November 15, 1991, in Simi Valley, California, to Loni and Lorry Woodley, who are now divorced. She's the older sister to a brother, Tanner. Woodley more or less stumbled into acting, as she wound up with her cousin, a model, at a talent call. Asked by her mother if she wanted to try acting, Woodley -- who's called "Shai" by her family and friends -- said yes and has been pursuing the craft ever since. Did we mention that she was five at the time? And it wasn't long after that that Woodley was appearing in televison commercials and acting in shows and movies. "My friends went to soccer practice; I went to auditions," Woodley said during a 2008 conference call with reporters. "So I've never really thought of it as a job or »

- ianspelling@corp.popstar.com (Ian Spelling)

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'Glee' Castmate's Dream Guest Star? Reba McEntire!

11 November 2009 3:00 PM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

"Glee" star Chris Colfer tells "Extra" he's enjoyed covering Top 40 artists like Beyoncé as a member of the high school choir on the hit Fox show, but you shouldn't expect to hear any Garth Brooks or Carrie Underwood tunes performed on the show.

"I couldn't do country, with all due respect to all country music artists," says Colfer, who plays Kurt.

See our "Glee" cast photo gallery

"My parents dressed me up with a »

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'Glee' Shines at the World Series

1 November 2009 2:36 PM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

The cast of "Glee" opened Game 3 of the World Series last night singing "The Star-Spangled Banner." Amber Riley, who plays Mercedes on "Glee," sang a beautiful rendition of the song with other cast members.

The game ended with the NY Yankees beating the Philadelphia Phillies 8-5.

See photos of the cast of "Glee"

The cast was offered the opportunity to sing at the World Series after an invitation to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade was rescinded by NBC. »

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Matthew Morrison: 'Glee' is 'Theatre Boot Camp'

21 October 2009 10:57 AM, PDT | Extra | See recent Extra news »

Broadway vet Matthew Morrison shines as "Glee" club head Will Schuester -- but admits to "Extra" that the musical show is more work than he bargained for!

"I've done some other TV work where you spend a lot of time in your trailer -- that's not the case on this show," Morrison reveals to "Extra" during a photo shoot for Orange Coast magazine. "It's like theatre boot camp -- we're shooting an episode while we're in dance rehearsals, »

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'Glee' Star: I'm Not Getting Used to Fame

20 October 2009 2:04 PM, PDT | Extra | See recent Extra news »

Dianna Agron is the center of attention as Quinn Fabray on the hit series "Glee," the actress tells "Extra" that in real life, the new attention she's receiving "blows her away."

"I'm not getting used to it," Dianna admitted at Elle magazine's Women in Hollywood Tribute. "I mean, we hoped... but this is beyond our wildest dreams. It still blows me away."

The sing-song show has been a huge success for Fox in both ratings and brand marketing. »

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'Glee' Cast to Croon at World Series!

19 October 2009 4:31 PM, PDT | Extra | See recent Extra news »

Forget the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade -- the cast of "Glee" is ready to play ball! Fox has confirmed to the L.A. Times that the sing-song cast of the hit series "Glee" will sing the National Anthem during Game 3 of the World Series, scheduled for October 31. The game will be in Los Angeles or Philadelphia, depending on which team ends up in the series against the Yankees or Angels. »

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'Glee' Creator Responds to Turkey Day Snub

13 October 2009 11:15 AM, PDT | Extra | See recent Extra news »

Ryan Murphy, the creator of "Glee," says he "understands" NBC's decision to pull the musical cast from their broadcast of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

"I completely understand NBC's position, and look forward to seeing a Jay Leno float," Murphy cracked to EW about the "Glee" diss. Yesterday, it was reported that NBC requested that parade organizers rescind an invitation to the actors from the Fox show to appear at the holiday event, for fear that »

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'Glee' to the Stage in 2010?!

12 October 2009 4:02 PM, PDT | Extra | See recent Extra news »

Calling all Gleeks! "Glee" became an instant fan favorite after premiering on Fox this year -- and rumor has it, a music tour is in the works!

According to Entertainment Weekly, "Glee" is in talks to transfer from TV to a live stage for a music tour. Fox broadcasting President Kevin Reilly dishes, "We've had a tremendous amount of enthusiasm from our music partners. Certainly if these kids become stars in their own right, who knows? »

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Everything You Wanted to Know about 'Glee'!

8 October 2009 3:21 PM, PDT | Extra | See recent Extra news »

"Extra" has gathered little-known facts about "Glee" -- the cast, the characters, and every little tidbit you've ever wanted to know about the hit musical series!

Everything About 'Glee'Popular Pilot

The pilot of "Glee" premiered after the finale of "American Idol" in 2009, and averaged 9.619 million viewers. The pilot generated a lot of buzz before returning four months later.

Down Time

The show picked up four months after the pilot aired, on September »

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Dad Role Is Close To Home For Owen

16 September 2009 6:36 PM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Clive Owen struggled through his new movie role as a single dad - because the Brit's own father abandoned him when he was just three years old.

In The Boys are Back, Owen plays a sports writer forced to raise his child alone after his wife dies.

And he admits the role reminded him of his first proper meeting with his country and western singer dad, when he was 19.

Owen - now a dad of two himself - briefly reconciled with his father after their reunion, but they've been estranged ever since.

The Closer star tells Details magazine, "It was a very bizarre experience, looking at someone you've never known and going, 'Oh my God, that's my father.'" »

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4th Annual Sf Shorts Brings Love and Hard Edges Together

8 September 2009 10:50 AM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

A mouse who wants to fly like a bird. An athlete uniting the spirits of a Jamaican neighborhood. A father inviting his daughter in running away from his marriage. Your mouth as it consumes all your wants and needs. These are just some of the subjects being explored by the short films presented at this year’s San Francisco International Festival of Short Films.

With over 60 films and music videos from 19 countries, they are a diverse range of films telling universal stories in live-action, computer animation, stop-motion, documentary and experimental methods.

From the 9th to 12th of September, the Red Vic Movie House in San Francisco plays host to four nights of short films as gathered and programmed by documentary filmmaker James Kenney.

Without favoring any one over the other, the four-day festival mixes all styles and genres in their six programs, categorizing them into themes instead of aesthetics. With any one program, »

- Arya Ponto

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Angel: Christian Kane Audio Interview about Leverage, Close to Home, and Angel's Last Episode

25 February 2009 12:41 AM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Christian Kane is best known for playing slimy lawyer Lindsey McDonald on Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin-off, Angel. He and David Boreanaz are the only two to appear in both the pilot and the series finale. Other series performers included Alexis Denisof, J. August Richards, Charisma Carpenter, Andy Hallett, Amy Acker, Stephanie Romanov, Vincent Kartheiser, James Marsters, Julie Benz, Mercedes McNab, Elisabeth Rohm, Daniel Dae Kim, and Glenn Quinn.

His next show was Close to Home, a CBS legal drama that ran for two seasons, working with Jennifer Finnigan, Kimberly Elise, David James Elliott, John Carroll Lynch, Jon Liggett, Cress Williams, Jon Seda, Bruce Davison, and Conor Dubin. He left after one season.

These days, Kane is playing Eliot Spencer, the enforcer of a group of con artists on Leverage. The show stars Kane, Timothy Hutton, Gina Bellman, Beth Riesgraf, and Aldis Hodge. The TNT series has »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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