Celebrity news

December 15, 2004

Longoria to cheer 'Housewives' cast

NEW YORK (AP) - "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria says she'll be at the Golden Globes next month to cheer for her fellow cast members.

Her ABC co-stars Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher and Felicity Huffman were nominated Monday for best actress in a TV musical or comedy series, and Nicollette Sheridan was nominated for best supporting actress in a miniseries, movie or series.

"They have all paid their dues and are so awesome to work with. It couldn't have happened to better women," Longoria told syndicated entertainment TV show "Access Hollywood."

"Desperate Housewives" was nominated for best comedy or musical series.

"I am so happy that I get to go to the Golden Globes and just be a cheerleader," she said.

The Golden Globe Awards show will air live Jan. 16 on NBC.

Clooney age story makes it into movie

NEW YORK (AP) - George Clooney sure looks suave and mature ... maybe too mature. A scene in "Ocean's Twelve" where Clooney's buddies wonder about his age has an element of truth to it.


Clooney said he told director Steven Soderbergh about a young Italian woman who asked how old he was.

"I am stupid enough to ask the question, 'How old do you think I am?'" Clooney told reporters, AP Radio reported. "She says, '50.'"

Clooney asked the woman to guess again.

Her reply: "51?"

Clooney is 43.

When Soderbergh heard the story, Clooney said, he decided to include it in the film, a sequel to 2001's "Ocean's Eleven," that also stars Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Eminem studio set for sale on eBay

FERNDALE, Mich. (AP) - The studio where Eminem recorded his hit "My Name Is" for "The Slim Shady LP" album was set to go on sale Wednesday on the Internet auction site eBay.

The 700-square-foot Studio 8 in the Detroit suburb of Ferndale was used by Eminem in 1997 to record the 1999 CD that has sold about 5 million copies.

"The recording studio is still intact, but the equipment is not part of the sale," said David Giltner, senior vice president of the real estate company Grubb & Ellis, which is listing the property. "It's in great shape and was recently renovated."

The building, owned by producer A.J. Abdullah, will be auctioned in eBay's commercial real estate section for 30 days. The minimum bid is $215,000. Abdullah is spending more time in New York and decided to sell the studio, Giltner said.

Abdullah helped Eminem record "The Slim Shady LP." He lived in a second-floor apartment there during the recording sessions. The 1,500-square-foot building was dubbed "The Bassment" after Mark and Jeff Bass, who also helped produce the album.

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