—CLAIRE DANES, on wanting someone to dub her singing scenes in the upcoming drama Evening.
AMANDA'S LATE-NIGHT SING-ALONG
Filming the upcoming musical Hairspray with John Travolta provided Amanda Bynes the opportunity of a lifetime. "One night we were still shooting at 4:30 a.m. and were all feeling delirious. So John starts singing 'Summer lovin' ...' and we start singing along with him," says Bynes, 21, of her Grease moment. "[Costar] Zac [Efron] and I looked at each other like, 'I cannot believe this is happening!' We immediately texted about 15 of our friends."
RESCUE ME'S DENIS LEARY DISHES ON ...
His softer side: I bought my daughter a Chihuahua and I fell in love with it. So now I carry Coco around with me all the time.
A case of mistaken identity: I was scouting a strip club for Rescue Me and walked up and told the bouncer we were there to scout for this project.... And the guy said, 'I know, man—Spider-Man.' We got in for free because the bouncer thought I was Willem Dafoe!
Welcoming Jennifer Esposito to the male-dominated set: The guys may be loud and brash, but when a beautiful woman arrives, they clam up and just look like fools. Myself included.
3 Questions For ...
Mr. Brooks's Kevin Costner
1 CONGRATULATIONS ON THE BIRTH OF YOUR 1-MONTH-OLD SON CAYDEN. IS IT ANY DIFFERENT BEING A DAD AT 52?
No. I just hope I have as much energy for Cayden as I had for my first.
2 WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR AS A FATHER?
That someone else will raise my son. [If] my life ends prematurely, I won't get to coach him in what I think it is to be a man.
3 ARE YOU ANY WISER THIS TIME AROUND?
Yeah, I fake like I'm asleep longer so I don't have to do as many diapers.