October 14, 2013 in Nation/World

David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson up for more ‘X-Files’

 

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David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, who first premiered their roles as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully on “The X-Files” two decades ago, say they’d love to make another movie based on the series, which aired nine seasons and resulted in two feature films.

“All the principals are on board,” including “X-Files” creator Chris Carter, Duchovny said. “Gillian and I want to do it, so it’s really up to 20th Century Fox at this point.”

Anderson said if fans want another film they should let their voices be heard. “If it takes fan encouragement to get Fox interested in that, then I guess that’s what it would be.”

An email message sent to 20th Century Fox seeking comment was not immediately returned.

Jackman uses birthday for fundraiser

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 Theatre, 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.

“This is probably the most narcissistic way to spend your birthday,” he said after the show. “I chose my favorite songs and told stories about my life.”

Backed by a 17-member orchestra, Jackman performed a variation of his recent Broadway show, with personal stories, a few film clips and selections from classic Hollywood musicals.

Cybill Shepherd, Bryan Singer, Darren Criss and songwriter Carole Bayer Sager were among the famous faces in the industry-heavy audience for the two-and-a-half-hour show, which ended with Jackman auctioning off an electric Fiat, a pair of Wolverine claws and two sweaty undershirts he wore during the night’s performance. The shirts went for $11,000 each.

The birthday bunch

Actor Roger Moore is 86. Singer Justin Hayward (The Moody Blues) is 67. Actor Harry Anderson (“Dave’s World,” “Night Court”) is 61. Actress Lori Petty (“A League of Their Own”) is 50. Country singer Natalie Maines (The Dixie Chicks) is 39. Singer Usher is 35. Comedian Jay Pharoah (“Saturday Night Live”) is 26.

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