Virtual Newsstand: Movieline, February 2001

February 2001


James King
Like many of her stunning counterparts, James King wants to parlay her modeling career--she was spotlighted as one of fashion's up-and-coming stars in The New York Times Magazine when she was only 16--into Hollywood success.

Stephan Jenkins
Stephan Jenkins is the lead singer of Third Eye Blind, a band whose debut album went platinum an astonishing four times, so playing a raucous rocker--opposite Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Aniston--in a movie titled Rock Star shouldn't be much of a stretch. Coproduced by George Clooney and based on a true story about Judas Priest in a New York Times article, Rock Star is the tale of an ordinary salesman (Wahlberg) who plays in a tribute band when suddenly he's asked to become the lead vocalist of the real band; Jenkins is the leader of a rival cover band. While Rock Star will be his big-screen debut, Hollywood itself is familiar terrain for Jenkins, thanks to his publicly tumultuous, on-again/off-again relationship with Charlize Theron (which, on the day we speak, appears off).

Jennifer Love Hewitt: Love's Story
America's sweetheart has had some sour experiences recently, but she's not one to dwell on anything negative. Here Jennifer Love Hewitt talks about the whole deal with Carson Daly, the stress of her failed TV series, the challenge of getting in touch with grown-up sexuality on the big screen in Heartbreakers and the joy of being cast opposite actors like Sigourney Weaver, Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin.

Directors on Sex
All four candidates in last fall's presidential election probably agreed on one thing--that there is too much sex in movies," says James Toback, director of films like Two Girls and a Guy and Black and White, both of which contain controversial sex scenes. "My question is, what movies are politicians talking about? They are outraged by something that doesn't exist." Toback is right.

Goran Visnjic: From Croatia With Love
Goran Visnjic, "ER"'s post-Clooney heartthrob, reveals his passion for his homeland and his affection for Sigourney Weaver.

David Boreanaz: Finally, The First Bite
Now in his fifth season as a vampire, first on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and currently on "Angel," David Boreanaz is finally spreading his wings to play a regular guy on the big screen in the thriller Valentine.