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updated 01/28/2008 at 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/28/2008 01:00AM

"It's the first time I've been to an awards show where they served a meal and I actually ate it. I was eating off everybody else's plate and that felt very liberating"
—A 7-months-pregnant HALLE BERRY, on the perks of eating for two at the Palm Springs International Film Festival

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Working with Tracy Morgan on First Sunday: The funniest thing was he had to wear this anklet during filming that measured his alcohol level. I was always threatening to drop a beer on his ankle and he might go back to jail.

The last great movie I saw was ... Transformers. I'm a big Transformers fan, but when I was little, they were hard to put together. I thought when I got older they were going to be easier, but they're still hard to put together. Once you transform them, putting it back is like damn near wanting to kill somebody.

Fans: I met a fan that had my name tattooed on their forehead. I was pretty much speechless. I wanted to ask them why they'd do that, but then I thought it would just open up a big old can of worms. It scared me.

"The Breakfast Club really bothered me. This is, like, an iconic movie, and the coolest character, Ally Sheedy, goes from being this interesting quirky girl to being made 'hot' so she can make out with frickin' Emilio Estevez? Give me a break!"
Juno's ELLEN PAGE, on her frustration with how young women are portrayed in film

3 Questions For...

Be Kind Rewind's Jack Black

1 YOUR SON SAMUEL IS 19 MONTHS OLD NOW AND YOU'VE GOT ANOTHER ONE ON THE WAY. HOW'S FATHERHOOD GOING?
So far no screwups. He's super cute. He's a dance machine. He does scream if he doesn't get what he wants. I think that's normal, but I've learned some new techniques.

2 TECHNIQUES?
Someone told me that you have to explain to them why they are not getting what they want. Even if he doesn't speak yet, he can tell that I'm trying to communicate, and he respects me.

3 IS IT WORKING?
He still cries, but he cries with less urgency and less protest.

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