(CBS) Stuttering took center stage at last night's Academy Awards ceremony, when best actor winner Colin Firth acknowledged the writer "whose own struggles have given so many people the benefit of his very beautiful voice."
Firth was talking about David Seidler, the 73-year-old screenwriter - and former stutterer - who wrote "The King's Speech," about the relationship between King George VI (played by Firth) and the speech coach whose unorthodox methods helped him overcome a debilitating stutter.Continue »
(CBS) After winning an Oscar last night for her performance in "Black Swan," Natalie Portman gave a shout out to the trainer who helped prepare her for the title role.
"Mary Helen Bowers spent a year with me training me," Portman gushed about the ballerina-turned-fitness-coach who helped the actor get a long, lithe dancer's body.Continue »
(CBS) Todd English is one busy man. The celebrity chef has a 25-restaurant empire, a cookware collection, cookbooks (three on shelves already), and, of course, his PBS show, "Food Trip with Todd English." How does he keep his batteries charged?
Regular exercise is essential. "It's the only thing that keeps me sane," he says.
And when he's not working or working out, English likes to cook for his three children. He insists on fresh ingredients, which aren't always easy to find at the supermarket.Continue »
(CBS) Crystal Renn starved herself to advance her modeling career. Now she says feels pressured to eat too much - in order to live up to the "plus-size" label she was given after her recovery from anorexia.
Just who is pressuring Renn, who has grown visibly thinner in recent months? The modeling industry? Her own modeling agency?Continue »
(CBS) Kevin Smith claims he'll never be thin. But the dumpy actor/director - who became an object of ridicule last year after being bumped from a Southwest Airlines flight for being too big - is now a lot thinner.
Sixty-five pounds thinner, in fact. At least that's what Smith said in a recent interview with Joy Behar. It was hard to tell, as he's still sporting his signature hockey shirt.Continue »
(CBS) Trying to lose a few pounds? Hoping to get a killer Hollywood body? Yea, us too. So we asked our friends at Fitbie.com for advice and they came back with surprising weight loss tricks from the stars and their trainers.
Click the slide show to find out just how hard they work to get those killer bods.
(CBS) Football fans expect fumbles - just not the sort Christina Aguilera committed while singing the "Star-Spangled Banner" before last night's Super Bowl.
The sexy songstress left out the part about the "ramparts," later explaining that she got so caught up in the moment that she lost her place.Continue »
(CBS) Has Charlie Sheen lost his choppers?
A porn star who says she partied with the bad-boy actor - now reportedly in rehab - says his teeth are mostly gold and that he wears a white dental apparatus to look presentable in public, a popular gossip site reported.Continue »
(CBS) Three months after checking out of the New York City hotel suite he allegedly trashed in an alcohol-fueled rampage, Charlie Sheen has checked in to rehab.
But the 45-year-old bad-boy actor apparently hasn't jetted off to some gold-plated residential facility. Nor will the paparazzi be catching him on daily visits to a local addiction counselor. According to gossip site TMZ, Sheen will be rehabbing at his own home.Continue »
(CBS) Is Christian Slater dead?
The Internet is buzzing with rumors that the actor died in a freak snowboarding accident in Switzerland, but there seems to be nothing to them. This is apparently just the latest in a series of death hoaxes involving Hollywood stars, including Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, and Charlie Sheen.
Not that speeding down a snowy slope is the safest thing you can do. During the past 10 years, snowboarding and skiing accidents have claimed about 41 lives a year, on average, according to statistics reported by the National Ski Areas Association.
Just don't add Slater's name to the list.
Click here to read about other celebrity death hoaxes.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (CBS/AP) - It can happen to anyone. Now it's happened to "Lord of the Rings" director Sir Peter Jackson.
The cinematic giant has been laid low by a perforated ulcer. He underwent surgery to repair in his native New Zealand, according to his publicist, who said Jackson was suffering from severe stomach the night before.
Perforated ulcers can be dangerous.