Actress Eva Mendes volunteers regularly with The Art of Elysium, an organization that enables actors, artists and musicians to share their talents with children who are battling serious medical conditions. She was also a presenter at "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute" in 2009.
Before enlisting in the Army in "Major Movie Star," Jessica Simpson turned to her own private drill sergeant -- Los Angeles trainer Harley Pasternak, the man behind "The 5 Factor Diet" and "5-Factor Fitness."
Irony is on the outs. This fall it's fashionable to show your true colors, and moviemakers are straining to impress with the kind of moral seriousness we haven't seen in American cinema since the 1970s.
Clive Owen can boast plenty of beautiful costars - from Angelina Jolie in Beyond Borders, Julia Roberts in Closer and Jennifer Aniston in Derailed to Monica Bellucci in the upcoming Shoot 'Em Up - but the married star says he'd never have an affair with a costar.
"Courage and stupidity." That's what Steven Spielberg says he was full of when he filmed "Jaws." At 27, he was brave enough to take on Peter Benchley's killer-shark megaseller, but he was too naive to realize that his mechanical man-eater would malfunction to the point where he'd dub it ''the Great White Turd.''