July 16th, 2011
11:34 AM ET

What made Kristin Davis cry?

Kristin Davis tried to hold back the tears. But she couldn't.

The "Sex and the City" star talked to CNN about her trip to the Horn of Africa, where she saw firsthand what's been called the most urgent humanitarian crisis in the world.

"It's just shocking," Davis told us.

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Zooey Deschanel fires back over 'cow' comment
July 12th, 2011
12:09 PM ET

Zooey Deschanel fires back over 'cow' comment

Zooey Deschanel is biting back at an L.A. Times opinion piece that suggested the actress came across as a "snobby cow" in a recent interview.

Talking to USA Today about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's attendance at Saturday's BAFTA event, Deschanel seemed to fret that the downtown L.A. area where the black tie gathering was hosted was too rundown for the regal couple. "I just don't want them to see the worst of L.A.," she reportedly said.

When writer Patt Morrison saw that comment, she accused Deschanel of looking down her nose at the district.  "I cannot apologize enough to Ms. Deschanel that in some places the sidewalks do not smell like Jo Malone candles," she wrote.  (Reading this prompted me to familiarize myself with Jo Malone candles, which I learned are "the easiest and most evocative way to create a luxurious ambiance.")

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Arrivals at '33 Variations': Carla Gugino
February 11th, 2011
03:19 PM ET

Red carpet: New 'stage' in Jane Fonda's career

Cher, Colin Farrell, Carla Gugino, Anjelica Huston and Christian Slater were just a few of the celebs who packed The Ahmanson Theatre on Wednesday night to see Jane Fonda make her L.A. theatrical debut.

Our favorite former fitness guru was nominated for a Tony last year for her NYC production of the same show, "33 Variations," a play about a musicologist suffering from a terminal illness.

Paul Reiser? Oh, he's at Sundance
January 28th, 2011
05:39 PM ET

Paul Reiser? Oh, he's at Sundance

If you've ever wondered about the whereabouts of Paul Reiser or Rutger Hauer, the mystery has been solved. They're both at Sundance.

Reiser was one of television's biggest (and highest-paid) stars with "Mad About You," which ran on NBC from 1992-1999, but since then, he's been writing music.

He appeared at the festival's ASCAP Music Cafe to perform original music he composed with vocalist Julia Fordham. It turns out that Reiser was a classically-trained pianist before he became a stand-up comedian and actor.

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Sundance does its own version of 'Dynasty'
January 27th, 2011
06:17 PM ET

Sundance does its own version of 'Dynasty'

Along with a slew of stars from entertainment and media (Oprah, Kevin Spacey, Demi Moore), Sundance is teeming with prominent names from the world of politics. This year's festival brought out members of two political dynasties.

Environmental activist Robert Kennedy Jr. is the driving force behind "The Last Mountain," a Sundance documentary that attacks mining company practices in West Virginia. His sister Rory Kennedy is the producer of another Sundance documentary, "Bobby Fischer Against the World."

Not to be outdone, the Cuomos are making their presence known at Sundance, too. Maria Cuomo Cole, daughter of former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo and sister of current New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, produced the Sundance short documentary "Living for 32." The film powerfully recounts the experience of Colin Goddard, who was shot four times during the Virginia Tech massacre but managed to survive. FULL POST

January 27th, 2011
12:57 PM ET

Redford and Oprah: Two (Sundance) peas in a pod

As celebrities go, they don't get much bigger than Robert Redford, Oscar-winning filmmaker, actor and founder of the Sundance Film Festival.

But then there's Oprah Winfrey, who's in a class by herself. So what did Redford think when the queen of daytime talk came to his festival for the first time this year?

The 56-year-old talk show host came to Sundance to attend a party for her new OWN network, which has been busy scouting for product at the festival. Oprah's team snapped up the new documentary about Chaz Bono, Cher's son (who was born Chastity Bono) and they've been eyeing other films.

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