Craig Kilborn has 'Five Questions'
PASADENA, California -- "Late Late Show" host Craig Kilborn realizes that he puts celebrities on the spot when he gives them a five-question trivia quiz on his show.
"I think some of them are legitimately not the brightest people," he told the Television Critics Association summer gathering Tuesday, according to The Associated Press. "But other times, when you're in that situation, you freeze up. And then there are things that we should know that we, just for some reason, we don't know, we forget about it."
Kilborn said only two guests haven't played along -- one is a "big actor" he refused to name and the other was actress Shannen Doherty.
Kilborn singled out actor Vince Vaughn as an especially keen player.
"He takes 'Five Questions' seriously, and he's pretty good at it," he said.
Gloria Reuben on 'shaking your thing'
PASADENA, California -- Actress Gloria Reuben made a name for herself starring on "ER" for four years.
But it sounds like she had the time of her life touring as a back-up singer for Tina Turner. She spent two months crossing through the United States and Canada, singing and dancing.
"It was unbelievable. Just imagine what it was like being on a stage with her shaking your thing," Reuben told The Associated Press. "In every city I went to there was a lot of support up there for what I was doing."
Reuben was so inspired by the trip that she starting writing her own music. Though she doesn't have a record deal, Reuben says she might record her songs and put them on her Web site.
Meantime, she's also promoting a new show that she's featured in.
Reuben guest stars in the first six episodes of CBS' new drama "The Agency," the first TV series allowed to film inside CIA headquarters. She is unsure whether she will film an entire season of shows.
"The only thing is how can I continue my life," said Reuben, who lives in New York with her husband. "I'm at the stage in my life, because [of] my getting older, where quality of life is important."
Grodin sells book to Random House
NEW YORK -- Charles Grodin is writing another book.
The actor and television personality has sold a new book to Random House for a mid-six-figure advance, according to Variety.
The book's title is "I Like It Better When You're Funny: Working in Television and Other Precarious Adventures."
"When I left the movies to go into television, I saw a lot of surprising things I didn't know, and I'm assuming many people don't know," Grodin says. "So even though no one asked me, I thought I'd write a book."
Grodin hosted "The Charles Grodin Show" on CNBC from 1995-2000. Currently a commentator on "60 Minutes II," Grodin has appeared on Broadway and has written a new play, "The Co-Op Chronicles," which is slated for an Off Broadway run this fall.
His film work includes "Dave" (1993), "Midnight Run" (1988) and "Seems Like Old Times" (1980). His previous books include "It Would Be So Nice If You Weren't Here" (1989).
Wahlberg creates foundation for youths
BOSTON, Massachusetts -- Mark Wahlberg credits his involvement in the Col. Daniel Marr Boys and Girls Club in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood with helping him turn his life around.
So, the actor is creating a foundation that will raise and distribute funds to youth service programs, including The Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
Wahlberg announced the creation of the Mark Wahlberg Foundation on Thursday, before the Boston premiere of his new movie, "Planet of the Apes," The Associated Press reports.
"Planet of the Apes" stars Wahlberg as an astronaut stranded on an alien planet populated by talking primates who use humans as slaves. It opens Friday.
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