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Fascinating Hollywood Facts

[IMG:L]1. Jessica Biel has further fuelled reports she’s dating pop superstar Justin Timberlake–she has his “SexyBack” anthem as the ring tone on her Blackberry.

2. The Super Bowl battle between the victorious Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears averaged just over 93 million viewers on Sunday. The huge TV audience ranks as the third highest in U.S. TV history–beaten only by the 1996 Super Bowl with 94 million and the last ever episode of M*A*S*H*, which drew 106 million viewers in 1983.

3. A helpline is being set up to comfort devastated fans when the final Harry Potter book is published in July.

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[IMG:R]4. Rapper/actor LL Cool J has been announced as the host of the 38th NAACP Image Awards, which will take place next month. The show will be the first to be broadcast live when it airs on March 2, reports AllHipHop.com.

5. Victoria Beckham acted as guest fashion editor for the March issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine and styled friend Katie Holmes, who appears on the cover. The magazine’s editor-in-chief, Glenda Bailey, came up with the idea of pairing Beckham with Holmes when the three of them dined together during fashion shows in Paris in November.

6. Former Cheers star Kirstie Alley has landed the lead role in The Minister of Divine, a new sitcom about a woman priest with a wild past. The show is based on hit British comedy The Vicar of Dibley.

7. Oscar hopefuls will have to smarten up for the red carpet at the Academy Awards this month–Vogue magazine editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley has been hired to comment on the fashions on the big day for the official Road to the Oscars pre-show telecast.

[IMG:L]8. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have purchased a five-bedroom residence on a private island in Turks & Caicos in the Caribbean. The $7 million home is still under construction on the island, which is only accessible by boat. The couple also own a home in Bermuda.

9. R&B star Beyonce Knowles has teamed up with Mexican singer Alejandro Fernandez to record Spanish duet “Amor Gitano (Gypsy Love).”

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10. Spy Kids star Alexa Vega will take her Broadway bow next week when she steps into the role of Penny Pingleton in hit musical Hairspray.


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