11:51 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 10/11/2013 07:30PM
Spy Kids fans are in for a big surprise – former child star Alexa Vega isn't a little girl anymore!
The 25-year-old, who's best known for playing Carmen Cortez in the family adventure series, says her latest role in Machete Kills is anything but wholesome.
"It's edgy, it's kickass," the newly engaged star tells PEOPLE of her provocative new role in the film, out Oct. 11. "I think every girl wants to be a badass."
Originally posted 07/02/2008 06:55PM
Rose McGowan and Robert Rodriguez are still together – professionally and personally, sources tell PEOPLE.
The actress is starring in three of her fiancé's upcoming projects – Barbarella, Red Sonja and Woman in Chains! – despite reports to the contrary, according to her rep.
"The production of all three films is moving forward with Rose to star," the rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.
As for claims that the couple have called off their engagement, a source close to McGowan says, "She and Robert are fine."
McGowan, 34, and Rodriguez, 40, announced their engagement in October 2007.
Best known for her bewitched role in Charmed, McGowan met her leading man in 2006, when he directed her in the Planet Terror portion of the Grindhouse double feature.
Originally posted 06/25/2007 06:00AM
New couple Rose McGowan and director Robert Rodriguez, milling about at the Beverly Hilton during the Hollywood Reporter Key Art Awards. Inside, McGowan told us, "I'd be lucky" to work again with Rodriguez, who directed her in Planet Terror. And while she wouldn't 'fess up to finding love at first sight, McGowan did tell us, "He's my best friend," adding, "We instantly became really good friends."
Originally posted 06/07/2004 06:00AM
John Mayer usually doesn't do duets ("It's usually, 'How would you like the opportunity to play with – drum roll – someone who sucks?' " he says), but he couldn't pass up a chance to play with one of his idols, Paul Simon, at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame recently. "Paul Simon for me is such a huge part of my music," Mayer tells us. "I don't reference it all the time. But it's really there. So it was brought to him, and lucky for me he agreed. It was a huge surprise. He wanted to do it, which to me was a huge compliment. I don't imagine that Paul obliges many artists." In the show (airing on VH1 June 15, as part of the Bailey's "In Tune" duets series to be hosted by American Idol's Randy Jackson), Mayer joins Simon on three of his mega-hits: "Boy in the Bubble," "Late in the Evening," and "Slip Sliding Away," and Simon joins Mayer on his song "Daughters." What was it like having Simon play on one of his tunes? "Scary," Mayer says. "I was like, 'He thinks this sucks.' Hearing him sing my stuff is like getting James Earl Jones to read your bills to you. He's overqualified. "
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