03:31 AM EDT 08/25/2014
Originally posted 07/20/2014 10:35AM
Is this the summer of Kickstarter? We've seen no shortage of drives for off-the-wall causes, foremost among them that infamous Kickstarter for potato salad that has so far received more than $50,000 in pledges. But potato salad hasn't cornered the market on weird ideas. Here are five that caught our eyes.
Originally posted 11/16/2013 08:00PM
It's good to know we're not the only ones who fell in love with Batkid, the 5-year-old who dressed up as Batman to fight crime in San Francisco on Friday.
Miles, who is now in remission after being diagnosed with leukemia at just 18 months of age, has become a worldwide star after the Make-a-Wish Foundation turned the city by the bay into Gotham City for one unforgettable experience.
Former Caped Crusader Christian Bale heard about Miles' adventure and told New York magazine that he thought it was "fantastic."
Originally posted 09/14/2008 07:45PM
He is voice of the car Kitt in the new Knight Rider series, but could Val Kilmer's next role be the voice of New Mexico?
Former presidential candidate and current New Mexico governor Bill Richardson has been fueling speculation that the Batman Forever star may replace him as governor of the 47th state in 2010.
"I like the idea," Richardson told reporters on Thursday. "Val Kilmer is a New Mexican, he was Batman. You know there have been successful actors going into politics."
Earlier this year, Kilmer got the rumor mill turning when he hinted that he'd consider a run for office.
Originally posted 01/08/2008 02:00PM
Billy Bob Thornton, Kevin Bacon and Jared Leto, you have more company: Val Kilmer is becoming the latest actor to turn his sights to music. The Top Gun and The Doors actor, 47, was shopping around an album, titled Val Kilmer: Sessions With Mick, the New York Observer recently reported. And he's growing his fan base – how else? – with his very own MySpace page (521 friends as of Tuesday). On the site, "Iceman"-lovers (or the merely curious) can find songs from his album, plus videos made by his own fans, including the above clip for his song "Pigtails."
Originally posted 11/06/2006 01:30PM
Val Kilmer is well into middle age by now, but the 46-year-old actor is not shy about revealing his schoolboy-type crushes.
Originally posted 04/27/2005 08:55AM
PREPARED: By the end of the year – just in time for Christmas – Martha Stewart and Warner Home Video will have ready a DVD collection containing "how-to" advice that is Stewart's strong suit, says the Hollywood Reporter. Among the subjects will be cooking, crafts, party planning and other staples of homemaking as culled from 1,500 hours of programming on such shows as Martha Stewart Living, Petkeeping With Marc Morrone and Everyday Food. The DVD launch is the latest high-profile project to involve the domestic diva, 63, since her prison release. She's also due to host a TV spinoff of NBC's The Apprentice and create a Sirius Satellite Radio channel that will appeal to women.
Originally posted 02/04/2004 11:23AM
February 5, 2004WHEN A PALM PILOT WON'T DO At a black-tie gala honoring director Oliver Stone at the recent Bangkok Film Festival, actress Bai Ling enjoyed chatting with Val Kilmer so much that she wanted to exchange phone numbers with him – but apparently neither of them had a slip of paper. "First she wrote her phone number on his shirt sleeve in blue magic marker," a spy told us. "Then he wrote his number right on her belly."
Originally posted 01/27/2004 9:45AM
January 27, 2004BEAUTY AND THE BOOKS... Long before she began kicking butt on Alias, Jennifer Garner had a different kind of dream: "I wanted to be a librarian," she tells PEOPLE.com. "I worked in the library every day after school." The actress, 31, shared these thoughts while hosting the I Have a Dream Foundation's Sixth Annual Gospel Brunch at L.A.'s House of Blues. (The Foundation "adopts" first-grade classes and mentors the students all the way through high school graduation.) "I just spoke to a little girl who wants to be an astronaut," Garner said. "And with the Dreamers' help, she can be."
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