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Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges will receive a lifetime achievement award at January's Golden Globes ceremony for his wide range of work, from Western "True Grit" to comedy "The Big Lebowski," the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said on Monday. Bridges will be honored by the HFPA with the Cecil B. DeMille Award, an annual accolade given to a person who has made a lasting impact on the world of film.
From toys to socks, celebrities share their best and worst Christmas gifts
Still wondering what to get loved ones this Christmas? Perhaps some celebrity pointers might help. As shoppers gear up for the festive season, Reuters asked a number of stars what their best and least-favorite Christmas gifts have been. From highly-desired toys to a used vacuum cleaner, the answers were varied.
Penny Marshall, 'Big' director and TV's 'Laverne,' dead at 75
Penny Marshall, who played an endearingly graceless character with a thick Bronx accent in U.S. television's "Laverne & Shirley" before becoming a pioneering film director with hits including "Big" and "A League of Their Own," has died at 75, her publicist said on Tuesday. Marshall died of complications of diabetes Monday at her home in Hollywood Hills, California, her publicist, Michelle Bega said in a phone interview.
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