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Jack Black Kung-Fu-Kicks Off Cannes | Jack Black

Jack Black Kung-Fu-Kicks Off Cannes

Originally posted 05/14/2008 09:15AM

The 61st Cannes Film Festival kicked off Wednesday morning as Jack Black showed off his martial art skills for Kung Fu Panda.

Black arrived at the Carlton hotel pier by boat, then walked a gauntlet of 40 oversized pandas modeled after characters in the animated film, which costars Angelina Jolie. (The stunt rivaled last year's airborne arrival of Jerry Seinfeld dressed as bee.)

"It's a hard choice to decide who had the crazier stunt between me and Jerry," Black, 39, tells PEOPLE. "But I can't believe he had to come down from the top of the hotel – twice."

In fact, Black's "pandemonium" on the pier upstaged the official festival opening flick, Blindness, which stars Julianne Moore, Gael Garcia Bernal and Mark Ruffalo.

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Miley Cyrus Avoids Slime But Wins Kids' Choice Awards | Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus Avoids Slime But Wins Kids' Choice Awards

Originally posted 03/29/2008 11:35PM

Miley Cyrus had slime on her mind Saturday at Nickelodeon's 2008 annual Kids Choice Awards.

The teen superstar begged not to get showered with the green stuff while she accepted the award for Favorite Female Singer (she also won for Favorite TV Actress). "I don't want to get slimed but I am glad to be here," she told the screaming crowd.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull star Harrison Ford, who presented the award for Favorite Voice for an Animated Movie, got the green stuff dumped on him instead, adding his name to the list of slimmed celebrities, which includes Justin Timberlake, Nicole Kidman, Pink and Johnny Depp.

Later in the night, Cyrus was back on stage to rock the house with her tune, "G.N.O. - Girl's Night Out."

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The Early Buzz at Sundance: Brrr, It's Cold | Colin Farrell

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The Early Buzz at Sundance: Brrr, It's Cold

Originally posted 01/18/2008 08:05AM

Forget the Big Buzz. It's all about the Big Brrr this year at the 27th annual Sundance Film Festival, which kicked off in snow-covered Park City, Utah, Thursday.

Thanks to a cold snap, the temperature is below zero at night and barely edges into the teens during the day. Paris Hilton and other Hollywood celebrities planning to make the scene at Sundance should pack their long underwear.

Out of 207 films being shown this year, here's a quick look at five that are generating must-see buzz:

In Bruges: The festival's opener is a comedy about two Irish hit men (Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson) stuck in Bruges, a quaint medieval town in Belgium, after an assignment goes wrong. (Opens in theaters Feb. 8.)

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Jack Black to Be a Dad Again | Jack Black

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Jack Black to Be a Dad Again

Originally posted 01/05/2008 02:00PM

Jack Black and wife Tanya Haden are adding another baby to their family, the actor said Saturday.

"Yes, she's expecting," Black told reporters at the Be Kind Rewind press day at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. He declined to name a due date.

The couple, who eloped in March 2006, are already parents to a 1½-year-old boy.

So far, Black says he's taken on parenting with a "day-by-day" strategy. "I've been told that two children is three times as hard as one child," he joked, "but then strangely three children is easier than one."

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WEEK AHEAD: Jack Black Hosts the VMAs | Jack Black

WEEK AHEAD: Jack Black Hosts the VMAs

Originally posted 08/25/2006 04:20PM

Jack Black will cook up his comedic magic on MTV's Video Music Awards on Thursday. PEOPLE looks at who else will be making the scene, plus other events happening in the coming week:

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Jack Black to Host Video Music Awards | Jack Black

Jack Black to Host Video Music Awards

Originally posted 08/10/2006 04:40PM

Nacho Libre star Jack Black will host the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards, MTV announced Thursday.

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It's a Boy for Jack Black, Wife | Jack Black

It's a Boy for Jack Black, Wife

Originally posted 06/13/2006 07:50AM

Jack Black and musician wife Tanya Haden, who eloped in March, are the new parents of a baby boy, born Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Black's rep, Matt Labov, tells PEOPLE.

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Jack Black, Wife Expecting a Boy | Jack Black

Jack Black, Wife Expecting a Boy

Originally posted 05/22/2006 08:00AM

Jack Black and musician wife Tanya Haden, who eloped in March, are expecting their first child, a boy, early next month.

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Jack Black Elopes with Tanya Haden | Jack Black

UpdatePosted 03/15/2006 11:45AM

Jack Black Elopes with Tanya Haden

Originally posted 03/14/2006 02:35PM

Actor-musician Jack Black has eloped with girlfriend Tanya Haden, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.

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Hugh Jackman's First Time | Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman's First Time

Originally posted 05/20/2004 06:00AM

We asked Van Helsing star Hugh Jackman – who is nominated for a Tony for his acclaimed Broadway turn in The Boy from Oz – about his first time ... seeing a musical, that is. "I think it was Cats," he told us. "I loved it. I was 11 when my father took me and I thought it was great – these cats jumping out behind me. It also scared the hell out of me." Yeah, us too. But wait, there's more: "My father also took me to La Cage aux Folles, which kind of surprised me because my father was a religious man," Jackman said. "So we get there and my brother and I are watching and (I) say, 'I think Dad's made a mistake.' "

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