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Culture, The Exhibitionist Chatting with Actress and Singer Minnie Driver

Chatting with Actress and Singer Minnie Driver

When you think of Minnie Driver, you most likely think of her Oscar-nominated performance in Good Will Hunting, opposite Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Or maybe you contemplate her memorable turns in The Circle of Friends and Grosse Point Blank or even…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Take Note: Minnie Driver Can Really Sing

Take Note: Minnie Driver Can Really Sing

Minnie Driver can really sing. In fact, the British actress, best known for her Academy Award-nominated performance in 1997's Good Will Hunting, proved her vocal prowess even before landing her first on-camera role. With the Milo Roth Band,…
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Film, "Conviction": Hilary Swank emotes big, gets brother out of jail in awards-bait movie

"Conviction": Hilary Swank emotes big, gets brother out of jail in awards-bait movie

After Fox Searchlight's Amelia spectacularly flamed out last October, the studio tries again to grab awards-season honors with another biopic starring and executive-produced by Hilary Swank. Gone is the Kansas-patrician enunciation and smartly tailored Depression-era trousers; as Conviction's Betty Anne…
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Music, Minnie Trooper

Minnie Trooper

With her latest disc, Seastories, actress-turned-singer Minnie Driver proves she's not just another actor — OK, I know, you're bored already. Every time some starlet gets a wild hair up her La Perla-clad butt to make a record, the publicity…
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Music, A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born

In the wake of Jamie Foxx's Billboard-chart-topping Unpredictable and Sex and the City hunk John Corbett's solo album, it's easy to forget where the actor-turned-singer phenomenon truly began: Jack freakin' Wagner! Here, we pit him against the poseurs. Jack Wagner…
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Music, Method Rocking

Method Rocking

Here's an odd phenomenon: History has proven that when musicians (singers, mainly) try their hand at acting, they often do a damn fine job. Al Jolson, Frank Sinatra, Kris Kristofferson, Barbra Streisand, Cher, Will Smith, Mark Wahlberg -- you may…
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Film, Pretty Is as Pretty Does

Pretty Is as Pretty Does

It's a sorry fact that what everybody in Hollywood really wants to do -- writer, actor, best boy, and caterer alike -- is direct. This has led, over the years, to some embarrassing debuts and some unexpected triumphs. For many,…
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Film, Saving Grace

Saving Grace

What's your pick for the most ridiculous movie ever made? The Conqueror, starring John Wayne as Mongol emperor Genghis Khan? How about The Manitou, in which the grizzled head of an Indian medicine man sprouts from Susan Strasberg's neck? The…
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