Jessica Biel Likes the Action
01/18/2005 AT 06:00 AM EST
So, what can we expect on the new season of America Idol, premiering tonight? "We saw plenty of, I don't know if you guys remember a guy by the name of William Hung ... I appreciate what he's been able to accomplish because if he can attain his goals, we all can,"] host Ryan Seacrest tells Ellen DeGeneres. "I call him naïve, (and) we've seen our share of naïve contestants. We see great ones, but we also see those who are not putting on an act. There are those that have many other voices in their heads, and those are the ones we put on the show." As for Seacrest's famous fussiness, we think metrosexual is so 2004 – but apparently he didn't get that memo. "(I do) a few things, manicure, pedicure, eyebrows, facials, I enjoy a nice deep-tissue massage," he tells Ellen. Seacrest also disclosed his extensive beauty regimen, which includes moisturizer, hydrating seaweed and mineral spray and facial scrub. Where does he find the time, with Idol on multiple nights? Stay tuned...
We've heard some wild and weird methods for actors to prep for their roles, but Hill Harper, who plays reclusive coroner Sheldon Hawkes on CSI: NY, gets a prize for his. "I've actually sat in on a lot of autopsies," says the actor. "That's the main thing. I've sat in on real autopsies. In New York, I went to Bellevue (Hospital). I went down to the morgue and got to sit in on a few autopsies. The smell is incredible. My stomach almost started turning. The other actors went to the crime labs and did some other things, so it was just me. It rattled me a little bit."
Caught in the Act
Liam Neeson, Spike Lee and James Woods, with separate groups, at the Four Seasons in L.A.
By DANA MELTZER and MARGI BLASH