04:33 PM EDT 01/02/2014
Originally posted 08/05/2008 08:00AM
Annie Oakley, move over. In her new action movie, next year's Dragonball, Emmy Rossum shoots a gun.
"It was really fun," the Golden Globe-nominated actress-singer, 21, told PEOPLE at Saturday's alice+olivia Perrier Jouet-hosted Hamptons fashion show, where she showed support for her friend Stacey Bendet's women's fall collection. "I still have my papers from the target practice at home, because I was just so proud that I could shoot it."
Besides firing bullets, the Day After Tomorrow and Poseidon star also did a lot of strength training and kickboxing to shape up for Dragonball, which is based on the Japanese manga series.
Originally posted 01/27/2008 09:40AM
Situated in the sand dunes of Mexico, actress Emmy Rossum spends her siesta blogging.
"Our location is, what I can only describe as, a sand dune desert. I’ve been riding the motorcycle in 4-foot sand drifts since sunrise to get the shot just right. The wonderful, kind and talented Chow Yun Fat is hanging on for dear life in back. We’ve been doing about 40mph, and over bumpy sand dunes that is enough to make anyone a little queasy," she writes between takes on the Dragonball set, just outside Dunas de Bilbao.
Besides digging sunk bikes from the sand, Rossum has been watching the rabbits. "Yes, rabbits in the desert," she writes on her MySpace blog. "Tall ones, 3-feet when they stand up on their hind legs. ... It got me wondering what they might eat out here in this dry sandy desert, which prompted a Google search for 'rabbits in Mexico desert.' (By the way, I should mention I am a big Googler (is that a word?)."
She find the search engine "informative and – usually – trustworthy," but writes she was less than thrilled with the rabbits' diet so she decided to share her leftovers. "The rabbits eat twigs, seeds and branches off the desert trees," she writes. "However, I did feel a little sorry for them, as the desert trees don’t look very appetizing at all. I got a plate from catering of lettuce, greens, and chayote and left it out for them."
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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