Jessica Biel Loves to Kick Butt
Sacrifices for the Craft
We don't want to give away too much of the plot of Christmas with the Kranks (opening Nov. 24), but here's a little sneak preview: There is a scene in which the two stars, Tim Allen and Jamie Leigh Curtis, cavort about in swimsuits. "The worst part of that is just standing around grips and union guys because eventually you're just standing there with an inappropriate-sized bathing suit on around other men," Allen says of filming that scene. "It was like, 'Hey, guys. How about those Raiders, huh?' You don't want that. You'll get one or two guys going, 'You have a pretty good physique.' That's not what I want either." As to whether he likes watching himself on the big screen, Allen says, "Yeah, that's the sick thing. It's getting less as I get older, now (that) I'm the dad instead of the action hero."
It's all about the kids for Growing Pains actor Kirk Cameron, who more recently has starred in the movie adaptations of the wildly popular Left Behind book series. When we saw him in Chicago recently for a three-day Childrens' Dystonia Symposium, he proudly whipped out photos of his own children, in part to explain why his charity work is so important. "I have six kids, and when you have kids, you don't even want to think about something like that happening to them," he said of the debilitating neurological disease. "I can certainly relate to it, but I can't imagine how difficult it must be. At symposiums and other events I can communicate that to people so they'll get on board and help support the research." Cameron begins work on the third Left Behind movie in the next few months.
Caught in the Act
Luke Wilson, enjoying beer and sushi rolls at New York eatery Sushi Samba.
New York restaurant Tao is still a hotspot, even after four years. Recent guests have included Tom Cruise, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Salma Hayek.
Michael Jordan, at New York's Pink Elephant club with Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and football player Dan Marino, celebrating Formula One racecar driver Eddie Irvine's birthday.
Robin Williams, at tony New York restaurant Daniel, chatting with chef-owner Daniel Boulud.
By AMY LONGSDORF, SARYN CHORNEY, KATY HALL, LISA BARRON, LIZA HAMM, VANESSA DIAZ, JOANNE FOWLER and MARIA EFTIMIADES