11:58 PM EDT 12/23/2015
Originally posted 12/23/2015 01:15PM
[BRIGHTCOVE "4671930315001"] Fifteen years ago this week, Miss Congeniality opened in theaters, on Dec. 22, 2000. It wasn't one of star Sandra Bullock's Oscar bait roles, nor was it one of her smooshy romantic comedies. No, it's pretty much an out-and-out comedy, with Bullock starring as frumpy, awkward FBI agent Gracie Hart, who goes undercover at a beauty pageant and finds her inner swan. And don't forget that female-led comedies were hard to come by back then and are still pretty rare all these years later.
Originally posted 03/01/2013 03:00PM
Benjamin Bratt, 49, appears in the action thriller Snitch, in theaters now. He checked in with PEOPLE this week to talk sports, TV habits, cooking and more!
Last sport I played
I had a catch with my son [Mateo, 7]. I'm one of the coaches for his Little League team. The funny thing is he listens to me much better as his coach as opposed to as his father. As a coach he does what I ask because otherwise he knows I'll make him run laps!
Last reality TV I watched
The Voice. I really enjoy that show. It's an obsession for my wife [Talisa Soto], 45. So by default it becomes mine too.
Originally posted 04/07/2010 10:10AM
Benjamin Bratt and Talisa Soto will be celebrating their bronze anniversary on April 13 – but the couple has a connection that's golden.
"We're going on our eighth year of our marriage," the former Law and Order star told PEOPLE at the New York premiere of La Mission, "and it feels like six months because we're so aligned."
The couple, who were cast as lovers in 2001's Pinero, have another shared passion: Parenting. They love staying at home with their two children, Sophia Rosalinda, 7, and Mateo Bravery, 4.
"Honestly, they're at this incredible stage where what comes out of their mouths is such a joy," Soto, 43, said. "I can sit down and have conversations with them. "[I love] to see their perspective on things – just to be with them and see what they have to say about the world, what they see."
Originally posted 10/06/2005 05:00PM
Benjamin Bratt and his wife, Talisa Soto Bratt, welcomed their second child Monday, a family spokesman tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 08/01/2005 06:00AM
Beyoncé was among the celebrities feting star Yankees infielder Alex Rodriguez at his recent 30th birthday party held at her beau Jay-Z's New York City sports lounge, 40/40. The Destiny's Child singer was one of 300 partygoers to stroll down the white carpet at the event, also attended by Yankees Derek Jeter and Jason Giambi and NBA star Allen Iverson.
Originally posted 04/20/2005 06:00PM
Actor Benjamin Bratt and his wife of three years, Talisa Soto, are expecting their second child, due this fall, PEOPLE has learned.
Originally posted 05/25/2004 04:00PM
We asked Rosario Dawson for her quick takes on a few hot topics: South Beach Diet: "Parasites in Mexico" Gambling: "Poker" Fear Factor: "Eating bugs" How much would they have to pay you to eat a bug? "I remember seeing someone swimming in leeches, and I would never do it." How much would they have to pay you to go on the show? "They wouldn't have to pay me, they'd have to pay for the building I'm trying to build for girls on the Lower East Side (of Manhattan). I'm trying to do a girls club downtown and we need $6 million. I'm from the Lower East Side – they had boys clubs but no girls clubs. It's going to be great for the neighborhood. I wish I had something like that." Summer Olympics in Athens: "Oh my God! Greece, baby. 2012 Olympics in NYC. I hope I'm here for that and don't miss it." Look for Dawson in Alexander, due in the fall.
Originally posted 12/20/2002 01:00AM
PITT STOPPED: The Malaysian government has banned a Toyota advertisement featuring Brad Pitt because it is "an insult to Asians" and the sight of non-Asian faces such as the 39-year-old actor's would "plant a sense of inferiority among Asians," the county's deputy information minister Zainuddin Maidin told the national news agency Bernama. "Why must we use their faces in our advertisements?" Zainuddin says. "Aren't our own people handsome enough?" There has been no statement from the Pitt camp.
Originally posted 12/17/2002 11:00AM
It's a little new Bratt -- their first -- for former "Law & Order" star Benjamin Bratt and his actress-model wife, Talisa Soto, the Associated Press reports.
Originally posted 07/06/2001 10:00AM
Julia Roberts was avoiding the question. Dressed casually in jeans, a pastel green T-shirt and vintage jacket, America's star of stars faced a room of about 45 reporters at Manhattan's Regency Hotel June 23 to promote her forthcoming movie America's Sweethearts. The reporters, naturally, were more interested in her and her sweetheart, the former star of TV's Law & Order Benjamin Bratt . But when one asked, fatuously, what made the couple's life together "so happy and wonderful," Roberts rambled on about how Bratt had taught her to "take comfort in my privacy." The reporter persisted: "But is there one quality you admire about each other that makes it special?" Responded Roberts: "I would say mutual respect and integrity."
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