02:39 AM EDT 08/25/2014
Originally posted 10/28/2013 01:30PM
The harmonies came magically, almost supernaturally.
One day, after having a minor surgery on her arm, Mary Steenburgen literally woke up with a sudden, inexplicable musical ability – something she had never really had in all her 60 years.
"[The surgery] was enough that I went under general anesthetic, and the music started right after that," she recently told CBS News.
She couldn't explain it, but she went with it. And since that day, the Oscar-winning actress has written or co-written more than 40 songs, and was even signed recently by Universal Music.
Originally posted 07/13/2011 07:50AM
Ted Danson has a new role: crime fighter.
The actor, 63, who earned an Emmy nomination as a villain on FX's Damages, is back with the good guys, joining the cast of CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as the show's chief investigator.
He replaces Laurence Fishburne, who played Dr. Raymond Langston for two years. Fishburne had replaced the show's original star, William Petersen.
Originally posted 07/31/2010 07:30PM
Break out the champagne! Chelsea Clinton is a married woman.
Surrounded by 400 friends, and her parents Bill and Hillary (who wore Oscar de la Renta), the former First Daughter, 30, wed her longtime boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky, 32, in Rhinebeck, N.Y., on Saturday. She wore a dress designed by Vera Wang, a family friend, who was also in attendance.
Shortly after the ceremony, President Clinton and Secretary of State Clinton released a statement. "Today, we watched with great pride and overwhelming emotion as Chelsea and Marc wed in a beautiful ceremony at Astor Courts, surrounded by family and their close friends. We could not have asked for a more perfect day to celebrate the beginning of their life together, and we are so happy to welcome Marc into our family. On behalf of the newlyweds, we want to give special thanks to the people of Rhinebeck for welcoming us and to everyone for their well-wishes on this special day."
Originally posted 07/30/2010 09:00PM
The town of Rhinebeck, N.Y., is abuzz with preparations and news outlets are clamoring for details, but what's really going on when it comes to the Saturday wedding of former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton and fiancé Marc Mezvinsky?
PEOPLE tracked down some of the juiciest rumors and burning questions:
1. Could it really be costing $5 million?
Not even close. Sources close to the bride's parents, who are paying for the wedding, cast recent tabloid "guesstimates" of a wedding budget between $3 million to $5 million as so grossly fabricated they are unworthy of comment. One longtime family friend said the wedding is not exceeding six figures – so in the hundreds-of-thousands dollar range, not millions.
Originally posted 09/26/2006 12:50PM
NEW SHOWSWatch It: Heroes (NBC, 8 p.m. ET) If you missed Monday night's premiere, then make a super effort to see this second-night repeat of one of the season's most exciting new shows (Heroes regularly airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET). A sprawling, mysterious science-fiction adventure, Heroes tracks the emerging destinies of a group of deceptively regular-looking mutants as they start to realize and test their strange powers. It's something like X-Men, but without the costume fetish or the romanticized self-anguish. We have a high school cheerleader who methodically breaks and burns her body because she knows it will miraculously heal. A nerd in Tokyo figures out how to teleport himself, another guy has an irrepressible urge to fly – again, psychologists, you may find this richly suggestive – and a single mother sees her reflected image not quite in sync with her movements. There's so much going on, the story at this point is barely coherent, but it also feels tantalizingly, implicitly whole. If all the pieces don't fit initially, they may just mutate until they do.
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