“I guess I’m sort of a pessimist, kind of a doomsday person. That dark side probably comes from my Irish background. I’m always worried about doing well in a movie and what’s going to happen to my career. But I can occasionally be an optimist,” Wilson says.
Owen Wilson scored at the box office as the owner of a mischievous but lovable pooch in Marley and Me. Now, he’s channeling his inner canine in Marmaduke, as the voice of a dog who just can’t stay out of trouble. Wilson has a connection with the legendary Great Dane who is still a hit in comic strips around the world.
“Marmaduke is like a teenager who can’t get it together,” Wilson says. “Growing up, I was the kid who was always getting into trouble. I liked not studying and goofing off. I used to roar around Dallas one step ahead of the law like I was in the Dukes of Hazzard. That all came to an end when my parents sent me to military school. I’m driving a Prius now, so it’s hard to go really fast. I’m a little more mellow as a driver than I used to be.”
“My older brother, Andrew, maintains…”
“We’ve been hearing a lot on the news about sex addiction. Let me explain. There’s this gland in men that produces testosterone and compels them to procreate with numerous women. Men don’t face the imperative of having a baby grow in their belly, so the male mating strategy is based on making a lot of women pregnant, or at least having sex with them. The female strategy is to get one good man. That’s why marriage is not fair. I may use that argument tonight with my fiancee,” Brand says.
Russell Brand lives up to his reputation in the wildly outrageous Get Him to the Greek. He pushes the envelope on the screen just as he did in real-life in his days as a substance-abusing womanizer. But the once out-of-control Brand has been tamed by a female. Brand is engaged is to singer/songwriter Katy Perry. And Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf got Brand to provide some juicy details about his love, as only he can.
“I didn’t choose monogamy. Monogamy chose me,” Brand says. “I feel excited to be marrying such a lovely girl. I am now officially engaged because love made me crazy. It’s a big brain trick. Love is the universal migraine. It’s peculiar and insane to be monogamous, to have just one woman. I keep thinking there must be a loophole in this deal somewhere. But, the good thing is that because Katy loves me, I’m being a good boy.”
“I said, ‘Katy, you need to know…”
“I’d be a terrible secret agent. I can’t keep a secret and I’m not sneaky. Though I have to say I am very good at hiding. I can hide, and my husband’s just terrible at finding me. I do like to jump out from behind doors and scare him,” Heigl says.
Katherine Heigl surprised Grey’s Anatomy fans with a sudden departure from the hit series, but she’s keeping busy on the big screen. In Killers, Heigl takes on her first action role opposite Ashton Kutcher. After she discovers his secret life as a government assassin, she ends up joining him to take out some bad guys from his past.
In real-life, however, Heigl is much too upfront to go undercover.
“There are some things that if you say them out loud it will hurt the other person’s feelings,” Katherine says. “I tend to say them anyway because I think it’s better to be honest. I gave Josh [husband Josh Kelley] a really hard time recently because he got this new haircut for a photo on the country album he’s releasing. I really didn’t like it, even though everybody else loved it. I was like, ‘You don’t look like you. You’re really sexy, you’re a manly man and this is kind of a metrosexual look.’ Finally, he just stopped listening to me.”
“It could all turn to crap when my daughter turns…”
“I will never live anywhere else than New York because I just simply cannot leave the heartbeat of the city. I cannot do it. We have no space in our house in Manhattan. We’re bursting at the seams. I know there are homes with more than two or three bedrooms in the suburbs, but I just couldn’t move there, even to get extra room. I love New York too much,” Parker says.
Sarah Jessica Parker soared to fame and fortune as Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City, on HBO and on the big screen. Now, in Sex and the City 2, Parker is feeling a little closer to Carrie, who’s married and still living in the Big Apple.
Parker, the proud mother of three kids with Matthew Broderick, juggles marriage, family and career. But she knows which comes first.
Sarah Jessica says, “I love just being with my family — going to the grocery store, cooking dinner, putting my twins to bed, changing their diapers, getting my older son ready for school and packing his lunch. Staying home with my family and my husband is the thing I love most in the world. Is it sexy? I don’t know about that, but it sure is fun and it’s definitely unpredictable.”
“We’ve been together for years…”
“Nobody knew for a long time that I was in the movie. People would ask me and I’d say, ‘No, it’s just a rumor.’ I felt bad lying to everybody. I even lied to my mother when I went on location to Morocco. I think I told her I was going to Ireland for two weeks on a vacation. I had to because my mom’s got a big yapper. She would have called some reporter and said, ‘Guess where my son is?'” Corbett says.
The secret is out that John Corbett returns as Carrie’s ex-fiance in Sex and The City 2. Never mind that she’s married to Mr. Big; a chance meeting with Aidan in Abu Dhabi leads to some romantic sparks. Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf got Corbett to spill an even bigger secret – his return to locking lips with his leading lady.
Corbett says, “Sarah Jessica and I kissed a lot on the series. I kissed her on a weekly basis for three months in 2000, and for another three months in 2001. But it had been almost nine years, I think, since the last time. So that made it a bigger deal. You barely touch lips in the rehearsal. But, when they say, ‘Action,’ you kind of forget all that and try to make it as real as you can.”
“I like a little gum beforehand…”