Hayden Panettiere won fans as a cheerleader helping to save the world in NBC’s popular Heroes. Now, she’s a cheerleader on the big screen in I Love You, Beth Cooper, which is getting additional buzz for her nude scene.
As Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf discovered, Panettiere was very mellow about taking it all off.
“I don’t think it takes much thought, and I don’t think it takes much preparation as an actor. My dad has always said I was…”
His TV series still a hit in re-runs, Ray Romano is set to score an even bigger audience as the voice of a curmudgeonly woolly mammoth for the third time in Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.
Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf found out that even though it’s an animated feature, Romano didn’t have any trouble connecting with his character.
“Manny is still struggling with his relationship. That was no problem for me because I just rely on my own lack of understanding about talking to women. Marriage made me harder. Parenthood made me…”
John Corbett and Nia Vardalos are together again. After their box office success in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, they’re searching for love in I Hate Valentine’s Day, which Vardalos also directed.
Corbett was doing just fine on Showtime’s hit The United States of Tara, but he couldn’t wait to rejoin Nia in a romantic comedy. And Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf discovered that Corbett had no trouble locking lips with his co-star once again.
“When we were making My Big Fat Greek Wedding, before our first kissing scene, I went to Nia’s trailer and knocked on her door and said, ‘Are you nervous about this kiss?’ She said, ‘Yeah, kind of.’ So I went, ‘We should just do it now and get it out of the way so we’re not…”
In Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Denis Leary returns as Diego, the fierce sabre-toothed tiger who’s really a softy.
Leary puts his trademark sardonic humor on hold in the PG animated feature, but he doesn’t pull any punches as firefighter Tommy Gavin in his FX hit Rescue Me. And as Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf found, Leary seems to channel Don Rickles as he shows no mercy to himself or his Ice Age co-star Ray Romano.
“I hate Ray because he’s so much richer and more famous than I will ever be, and, quite frankly, way less talented. OK, he’s won a couple of Emmys. But as far as I know, all he does now is play golf. I think he’s supposed to be in some new…”
Johnny Depp looks great in a fedora as bank-robbing legend John Dillinger in Public Enemies.
Dillinger may have been at the top of the “Most Wanted” list, but he became a folk hero by staying one step ahead of the G-Men on his trail. As Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf found, Depp doesn’t hide his own admiration for the famous crook.
“Back then the banks were the enemies. We’re learning today that they’ve been the enemies yet again. So when it comes to Dillinger, isn’t it somehow nice to see…”