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Hugh Jackman reveals treated for skin cancer

Actor Hugh Jackman. AP

Australian actor Hugh Jackman revealed Thursday that he had been treated for skin cancer, posting a picture of himself with a plaster on his nose.

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Hugh Jackman raises $1.85M with birthday benefit

In this Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 photo, Hugh Jackman poses for a photo at the Hugh Jackman One Night Only at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

Hugh Jackman threw himself a birthday party with 4,500 guests, but they had to pay to attend. The actor spent his 45th birthday Saturday at Hollywood’s Dolby Theater, where he sang, danced and told stories for “One Night Only,” a benefit concert that raised $1.85 million for the Motion Picture & Television Fund.

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Jake Gyllenhaal on snakes, spiders and… Hugh Jackman

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GYLLENHAAL. “I’m scared of missed opportunities.” Photo by Ruben Nepales

While Hugh Jackman has the “showy” role in “Prisoners” as a father who takes matters into his own hands when his daughter and her friend go missing, Jake Gyllenhaal has the “quiet” part as the detective assigned to head the investigation. Both give two of this year’s best performances. In a chat in Toronto, Jake generously credited Hugh for giving him the “adrenaline rush” that inspired his own effective portrayal of Detective Loki.

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Kidnap drama ‘Prisoners’ tops N. American box office

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Hugh Jackman, left, and Paul Dano in a scene from "Prisoners." AP

Crime thriller “Prisoners,” about a father whose daughter is mysteriously kidnapped, took the top spot at the North American box office in its debut weekend, industry estimates showed Sunday.

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For Hugh Jackman, it all added up at Oscars

Actor Hugh Jackman. AP

In Hugh Jackman’s family, they stood on the couch and cheered for the accountants who tallied the Oscar ballots as they appeared on stage, he revealed Saturday.

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Contrary viewing experiences at the cineplex

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WILSON AND VAUGHN. Experience and street smarts still matter.

In “The Internship,” Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson play jobless salesmen who become Google interns, despite the fact that they’re way older than the young geniuses whom the top IT outfit usually hires. Expectedly, they’re treated dismissively and scorned for the irrelevant dinosaurs that they are—but, it turns out that they have the experience and street smarts to eventually make their team win the hotly contested competition!

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Can ‘Wolverine’ claw back big-budget Hollywood losses?

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“The Wolverine,” the latest “X Men’ spin-off, is hoping to claw back some Hollywood pride after a string of big-budget flops have left major Tinseltown studios licking their wounds.

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Hugh Jackman fights for ‘Carousel’ film

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JACKMAN. “I’m quite patient—but, when I get angry, it’s not pretty.” RUBEN NEPALES

Despite the success of “Les Miserables,” Hugh Jackman is struggling to turn his dream project for years into a reality: a new film adaptation of the classic musical, “Carousel.”

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Adele, ‘Les Miserables’ cast sing on Oscar stage

From left, actors Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne pose during the photo call of the film Les Miserables at the 63rd edition of the Berlinale, International Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. AP

It was an extra starry, musical day at the Dolby Theatre as Adele took the stage first Friday, followed by the cast of “Les Miserables,” singing together for the first time.

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Crowe ‘in love’ with Hathaway, admires Jackman

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CROWE. A profoundly enjoyable experience with “Les Miserables.” ruben v. nepales

Russell Crowe was in a good mood in our latest interview with him. Smiling often, and engaging in joking banter, the actor was effusive in praising his “Les Miserables” co-stars.

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Jackman, Hathaway make up for film musical’s low moments

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JACKMAN AND HATHAWAY. Turn in heightened and informed portrayals.

We first caught a performance of Cameron Mackintosh’s stage musical, “Les Miserables” in London, and were fervently caught up in its unique mix of themes—love, revolution, vengeance, retribution, spiritual transformation—within the dramatic and artistic context of sung-through musical theater.

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‘Les Miserables’ boosts Jackman and Hathaway’s Oscar chances

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JACKMAN AND HATHAWAY. Portray Jean Valjean and Fantine, respectively. AP

It’s thrilling to see the chaotic world imagined by Victor Hugo’s hefty 1862 novel finally come to life on the big screen. With Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil’s music and lyrics framing its epic tale, the jump of “Les Miserables” from page to stage to screen is a Herculean endeavor that Tom Hooper faces with nervous alacrity—with good reason: Since it opened at the West End in 1985, “Les Miserables” has become musical theater’s biggest brand!

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