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Originally posted 08/07/2013 11:45AM
Helen Hunt made a splash at the beach – and the water had nothing to do with it!
On Monday, the Oscar-winning actress, 50, was photographed wearing a flattering black one-piece swimsuit at Venice Beach in L.A., while shooting scenes for her new surfer movie Ride, which she not only wrote but is also directing and producing.
In the film, Hunt plays a magazine editor who discovers her son has dropped out of college to become a surfer. Her character follows the boy to California, where she meets a surf instructor played by Luke Wilson.
Originally posted 02/24/2013 09:20PM
The actress didn't skimp on her accessories, provided by Martin Katz jewelry
Originally posted 01/27/2013 09:20PM
Today, she's one of the world's sexiest stars. But Sofia Vergara wasn't quite as celebrated for her curves early in her career.
The Modern Family actress was among a handful of actors who kicked off Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards with personal stories about how they got started in the business. Vergara, 40, joked about her famous figure.
"I grew up in Barranquilla, Colombia, in a very traditional Catholic home," she said. "My father told me that if I ever did anything artistic, I was going to look like a hooker. I told him, 'With these huge boobs that I inherited from your mother, I already look like a hooker!' "
Originally posted 02/19/2009 05:25PM
Academy Award-winning actress Helen Hunt returns to the Oscars on Sunday – but not this time as a nominee.
Hunt directed a commercial for Frito-Lay's TrueNorth brand, which held a contest eliciting stories from people around the world who have discovered their own "true north" or passion in life.
The actress was drawn to the gig after completing her own passion project, last year's film Then She Found Me, in which she starred, wrote and directed.
"This came very out of the blue. I wasn't in the world of commercial directing, but it was really fun," Hunt, 45, a best actress winner for As Good as It Gets, tells PEOPLE. "Thousands of people sent in their stories of following their life's passion, and I was part of the group that chose this really fiery, passionate woman. I really felt inspired by her."
The 60-second ad features Lisa Nigro, an ex-Chicago police officer who founded Inspiration Café, which feeds and supports the needy.
Originally posted 05/21/2004 11:00AM
Helen Hunt has something new to be madly in love with: a baby girl named Makena, PEOPLE has learned.
Originally posted 02/03/2004 01:00PM
REGISTERED: Tori Spelling, 30, and actor Charlie Shanian, due to be married on July 4, are registered at the cooking store Williams Sonoma, reports the New York Post, adding that it had no idea the once-virginal Donna Martin of "Beverly Hills, 90210" was so domestic. Among the items sought by the couple in their registry (despite the fact that Spelling's dad, kazillionaire TV producer Aaron Spelling, could probably afford to buy the entire store chain): mixing bowls and muffin and cake pans.
Originally posted 02/02/2004 3:06AM
EXPECTING: Helen Hunt, 40, and her boyfriend, producer Matthew Carnahan, are about to be parents, a rep for the "As Good As It Gets" Oscar winner and former "Mad About You" star confirms. Spokesman Stephen Huvane says the baby is due in the summer. Hunt has reportedly been dating Carnahan (whose credits include being a consulting producer on TV's "The Fugitive") since 2001, following the collapse of her 17-month marriage to "Friends" and "The Simpsons" regular Hank Azaria, now 39.
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