07:24 PM EDT 10/21/2013
Originally posted 10/24/2007 11:00AM
Emmy Rossum, raised by a single mother, has opened up about her feelings about the father she barely knows.
"They separated when my mom was pregnant," the actress told USA Today. "I've met him twice. I've been this glossy, red-carpet version of me and not talked about myself for a long time."
Rossum, who just turned 21, has been lying low lately, but she hasn't been taking a break. She turned to music, a talent she developed singing with the Metropolitan Opera as a child, and is releasing her debut album, Inside Out.
Originally posted 01/13/2005 06:00AM
Emmy Rossum never imagined she had a shot at playing Phantom of the Opera's heroine Christine, being "the youngest and least famous of anybody" up for it. But since nailing her audition in Andrew Lloyd Webber's living room, the 18-year-old New Yorker has been building buzz, costarring in the Jake Gyllenhaal blockbuster The Day After Tomorrow last year, and now competing for a Golden Globe. Rossum recently talked about getting her foot in the door in Hollywood, dealing with fame and still getting turned away from nightclubs.
Originally posted 05/31/2004 06:00AM
Bono issued a warning along with the commencement address at the University of Pennsylvania recently: "Don't get me too excited because I use four-letter words when I get excited," he told the crowd. "The only four-letter word I'm going to use today is 'Penn.' " But he had spoken too soon: "Come to think of it, Bono is a four-letter word," he added. The rock star and activist, who picked up an honorary doctorate of law at the Ivy League school, reminisced about his last visit to the campus seven years ago for a U2 concert. "I was wearing a mirror-ball suit at the time and I emerged from a 40-foot-high revolving lemon," he said. "I guess it was at that point when your trustees decided to give me their highest honor."
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