Amber Tamblyn was asleep in her Vancouver hotel suite when her mobile phone rang at 5:30 a.m. Thursday: The 21-year-old Joan of Arcadia star had been nominated for an Emmy for outstanding lead actress. Rushing into the suite's other bedroom to give her dad, '50s teen idol Russ Tamblyn, the good news, she tripped in the dark and almost fell on top of him. "Everybody was telling me that it might happen," she says. "But you don't like to think about it." Later, Amber celebrated with a night out at her favorite local club, Sonar. "Me and Alexis Bledel (her costar in the film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, shooting in Vancouver) go out most nights together," she says. "We just dance and listen to house music. I'm a house head." With an Emmy nomination.
I Want Candy
How well do you know your favorite stars – enough to name the treats they crave the most? During a recent visit to sexy New York sweets Mecca Dylan's Candy Bar, we perused the downstairs showcase where celebs' names (and sometimes their autographs) are paired with their favorite candy. Here's the who's who:
The O.C.'s Rachel Bilson and Adam Brody: Chocolate-covered gummy bears and Good & Plenty, respectively
Martha Stewart: Licorice
Kelly Ripa: Green Swedish Fish
Jimmy Fallon: Clark Bar
Jessica Alba and Jerry Seinfeld: Bit-O-Honey
Jamie-Lynn DiScala: Reese's Pieces
Cynthia Nixon: Red Hots
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By JOANNE FOWLER, LYNNE MCNAMARA and MEREDITH NADLER