A queen of the kitchen crosses over to talk TV and dishes it up for NASA
PORTRAIT OF ISABOO
"I look up at that painting of my puppy on the set and it puts me at ease."
"We served this at my wedding in Italy last year and on my anniversary. My husband, John, and I have a life-changing experience every time we open a bottle."
MY ASTRONAUT FOOD
"NASA asked me to create meals for the space shuttle. Thai chicken was the favorite. I flew in a fake space shuttle, but I have no desire to go into space after seeing the toilet."
The top-selling rapper morphed himself into a movie star
MY NIGHT ON SNL
"It was a great experience, but that hour and a half feels like 15 minutes. It's crazy."
THEY SPELLED MY NAME WRONG ON THE COVER
"The editor of the magazine was supercool about it and the article was really great. In this business, you've just got to have a sense of humor."
TWICE WAS NICE
"The Screen Actors Guild was the second award for Crash
. At that point I knew, 'Okay, this is for real. People are loving this movie.'"
INVITE TO THE ACADEMY AWARDS
"I always knew I wanted to attend the Oscars, but I never knew it would happen so early in my life. I was just in my 20s. This letter was like a dream come true."
"This campaign was about using my celebrity to make people aware of AIDS. I also have my own foundation to empower youth."
Farewell to eight seasons of Will & Grace
and hello to a talk show of her own
MY CHEAT SHEET
"My husband gave me this to hold all my notes. I take it home every night to do my homework."
LAST SCENE WITH DEBRA
"We thought we were such losers bawling like Lucille Ball on I Love Lucy
. I was almost 40 when I got that show—I was scrapping around for 20 years trying to pay my rent. It was a big deal."
FROM WILL'S HOUSE TO MINE
"I took this from the living room set. I got a call from somebody saying that they wanted $150 for it. I paid because I'm an idiot! Debra Messing took the door that said Grace Adler Designs. They wanted $300 for that and she told them to f—off!"
"That's what we called Karen's hairpiece. If I ever want to do that character again, I have her little hairdo."
"I wear them every minute I can. People think it's weird, but I think it's fantastic."
JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN
most famous fatality is feeling better than ever
MY DEATH SCENE
"There were rumors I wasn't going to die. The whole cast was sitting around the table reading the script. I fell on the floor—I'm not kidding. I looked up at Katherine Heigl
, and she was crying."
LOVE OF MY LIFE!
"I've had Bisou since she was 2 weeks old. She came with me to New York. She has a lot to do with me being single—I'm taken."
's character was knitting me a sweater on Grey's. Katie actually knows how to knit. In our scenes, she damn near finished half."
"I had a week to kinda learn to play for my next film, P.S. I Love You
. So I got lessons—this is the coolest part—from Heart's
Nancy Wilson. I had such a crush on her as a kid."
My Name Is Earl's
Emmy-nominated actress is expecting
MY NEW CLOTHING LINE
"This cowl-neck dress is comfortable and sexy at the same time. I pride myself on being a woman who designs for women."
MY EMMY PLAQUE!
"I always said I'd never go to an awards show unless I was nominated, so walking the carpet was wonderful."
FIRST BABY GIFT
"My pal Cristina Mancini was on the set and I told her I was pregnant."
The Super Bowl champ quickstepped to a win on Dancing with the Stars
MY GREEN SHOES
"My dance partner Cheryl Burke and I decided to let it all hang out. I haven't worn them since!"
WANT TO BUY PROPERTY IN ARIZONA?
"I'm in real estate. I closed on my first property this year—in fact I've sold $17.5 million in real estate."
PICS OF KIDS
"Some of my four children were not old enough to truly remember when I played football. But they went through DWTS with me, and that was tremendous."
THE DWTS TROPHY
"It's quite a conversation piece—I keep it in my home office."
THE BEST CAKE
"I had this butter cake from Mastro's Steakhouse every week after the DWTS
results show. They shared the recipe with me, but I don't plan on sharing it with anybody else."
The fastest man on ice at the Winter Olympics will start Princeton next fall
WHAT I DO WITH MY GOLD AND SILVER MEDALS
"I leave them on a shelf next to a bunch of books."
HARVARD REJECTED ME!
"I got in everywhere else. First I'm getting ready to shoot a documentary in the Sudan for mtvU. Originally I thought I'd just donate some money to African causes—I had no idea the arc my life would take."
"I was part of a big fund-raiser in North Carolina for charities related to Darfur. They gave me some tribal garb, and now I'm an honorary Darfurian."
"It's weird having my own, because I traveled around for years with a box with gold-medal skater Eric Heiden on it. I'm flattered, but a little undeserving."
MY NEW CORVETTE
"A North Carolina car dealer thought I needed a fast car because I'm a fast skater. I've only gotten one ticket in six months."
She's back on TV, but the biggest thrill was seeing Streisand live—eight times
"My laminated VIP pass meant I got to eat dinner with Barbra's crew and orchestra."
"I wore these on Nip/Tuck
. So I called the show's creator, Ryan Murphy, and said, 'Streisand. Opening night. Front row.' He said, 'Put 'em on, girl!'"
"Every time she sends me a letter or thank-you note, it's on beautiful stationery or note cards. I frame them all and keep them on a wall in my house in Nyack."
PILLOW USED BY STREISAND
"She ended up staying at my house in Miami. I said to Kelli, 'Let's save the DNA and clone her! We could have a baby Barbra!'"