02:37 PM EDT 03/23/2015
Originally posted 11/22/2004 06:00AM
Jessica Biel has come a long way, baby, from her days as a preacher's kid on Seventh Heaven. Now that she's fighting vampires in the upcoming Blade: Trinity, Biel is letting her inner tough-girl out to play. "It was so much fun. I loved it," says the actress of the action in the movie, which also stars Wesley Snipes and Ryan Reynolds. "What a dream to be able to kick boys' butts all day long. Girl power!" Girl power, indeed: To get ready for her butt-kicking role as a "Nightstalker," Biel says she "trained about six days a week in the gym. There was weightlifting and then I had about an hour of fight training a day and an hour of archery. So it was intense, and it was for the whole shoot." All that training has certainly boosted her confidence, too: When we asked who would win in a fight between her character and that other vampire slayer, Sarah Michelle Gellar's Buffy, Biel says: "She's got stakes, but I could get her from a hundred yards away." Blade: Trinity opens Dec. 8.
Originally posted 04/08/2003 01:00PM
Tim Allen is quickly filling up his dance card.
Originally posted 05/13/1999 12:00AM
After eight seasons "Home Improvement" star Tim Allen is calling it quits. "This is the end of the road," he told TV journalists visiting the set of the top-rated ABC sitcom. "I don't know how many different ways I can say it," he continued, "but when it's just about the money and it's just about the ratings, then it's just about over." Allen, who is TV's highest-paid star and makes $1.5 million per episode, says he intends to pursue his still-fledgling movie career. The final "Home Improvement" episode will air in May.
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