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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 »
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"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 »
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.
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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was offered the opportunity to sing at the World Series after an invitation to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade was rescinded by NBC. »
"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, »
"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. »
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. »
"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 »
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? »
"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!
The show picked up four months after the pilot aired, on September »
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.'" »
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.
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, »
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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.
12 items from 2009
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