April 13th, 2010
02:16 PM ET

Corbin Bernsen on a soap box

Filming has begun in Akron, Ohio, on Corbin Bernsen’s independent film “25 Hill.”

The movie, featuring Bernsen (“L.A. Law,” “Psych”), Nathan Gamble (“Marley & Me”), Ralph Waite (“The Waltons”) and Maureen Flannigan (“7th Heaven”), tells the story of a grieving boy and a bitter man who enter each other's lives by way of the Soap Box Derby. The boy’s father has been killed in Afghanistan and Bernsen’s character has been in a downward spiral since enduring a tragedy of his own.

Together they work on building a derby car and rebuilding their dreams, but then the derby itself is endangered by financial trouble -– a reflection of reality for the All-American Soap Box Derby, an Akron tradition since 1933. FULL POST

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April 13th, 2010
12:48 PM ET

Gallery: Ben Stiller, Gerard Butler, Susan Sarandon and Demi Moore visit Haiti

Ben Stiller, Gerard Butler, Susan Sarandon, Demi Moore and Sean Penn participated in relief efforts this week in Haiti with two charity organizations. Penn's Jenkins-Penn Humanitarian Relief Organization is managing a camp for internally displaced persons. FULL POST

Filed under: Ben Stiller • Celebrities
April 13th, 2010
12:47 PM ET

Food in the New Orleans drama 'Treme'

In the middle of the first episode of David Simon's New Orleans drama "Treme," chef Janette DeSautel has run out of dessert. And so, three months after Hurricane Katrina, she sells a customer the packaged Hubig's pie in her purse, telling her sous chef to "dress it up baby - drizzle something on it."

It's the tastiest moment in the show - invoking a collective sigh from the New Orleans diaspora - and one of the most inaccurate. There were no fresh Hubig's pies in the city at that time. The Simon Hubig Co. Inc., which did not flood but sustained serious roof damage following Katrina, didn't reopen until the first week of January 2006.

"The fact that all she had in her diner as a dessert item was a Hubig's pie was completely accurate," Hubig's Drew Ramsey tells CNN.com, recounting a time post-Katrina when the packaged pies were one of the only treats in town. "The fact that it was a month or so early was artistic license." FULL POST

April 13th, 2010
12:32 PM ET

Sarah Jessica Parker: We're not that old

Sarah Jessica Parker - star of "Sex and the City 2" and mother to two new baby girls - graces the May cover of Vogue. And she looks pretty darn good.

"We're still playing—uh, I don't know how old Carrie is! Is she about 42 now?" Parker asked in the Vogue interview. "I think Carrie's younger than I [Parker is 45], and Miranda and Charlotte are younger than they are in real life. Samantha was always the older lady, so she's 52 now and talks a lot about what comes with that. In the movie. Talks about menopause. Comedically."

Parker returned to her children and husband Matthew Broderick after filming for seven weeks in Morocco. She's beginning a new role as the president and chief creative officer of the designer fashion label Halston, but is trying to keep things at home normal.

“We painted our patio furniture ourselves…. I make my children’s food myself. We put together their high chairs ourselves; we do a lot ourselves! We do our own grocery shopping, we go to the market ourselves, you know? I do my laundry.”

This issue of Vogue hits newsstands on April 20. Read the full interview with SJP here

Filed under: Celebrities • Sarah Jessica Parker
April 13th, 2010
10:54 AM ET

Kevin Eubanks announces his 'Tonight Show' departure

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It’s a wrap for Kevin Eubanks and “The Tonight Show.”

The bandleader announced during Monday night’s show that he is definitely leaving after 18 years. Eubanks plopped down in the guest seat and told boss Jay Leno that he felt it was time to move on.

“It’s been 18 years,” Eubanks said. “There are some other things I want to … hopefully keep a mind open for, other things I want to get to. After 18 years, you just need a little change of place and to see what else is going on.”


April 13th, 2010
10:47 AM ET

Ryan Phillippe: Stop dumping on me

Ryan Phillippe divorced Reese Witherspoon almost two years ago - and he's still hearing about it.

Which bugs him to no end, he told Howard Stern on Stern's Sirius XM radio show.

"I've been dumped on in the press for relationship stuff since Reese and I divorced," he said, according to HowardStern.com. "I'm tired of getting s*** on. I don't feel like I deserve it. Things happen! How many people have you broken up with over your life?"


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