Quote: "We all love each other so much, We're all so excited to be here in New York and doing press so we can hang out and have dinner and be together. Cheryl and I took our families to Big Sur this summer and she got me hiking a little bit, so it was amazing." Actress Laura Dern is grateful for her new friendship with Cheryl Strayed, the real-life subject of her new film Wild. Reese Witherspoon stars as the adventurer, who takes off on a marathon hike following a life catastrophe, while Dern portrays her mother.
Fact: Ethan Hawke stunned actress Laura Dern at the recent Telluride Film Festival in Colorado by revealing the two are related. The Training Day star tracked down Dern and told her they were distant cousins on her mother Diane Ladd's side of the family. Ladd is related to playwright Tennessee Williams, who is Hawke's great-granduncle.
Fact: Actor Bruce Dern and his daughter Laura Dern are slated to appear side-by-side for an in-depth interview on U.S. talk show Inside the Actors Studio. The visit from the Oscar-nominated pair will mark the first time in the history of the series that a father-and-daughter duo are interviewed at the same time. The episode will air in the U.S. on 26 December (13).
Quote: "I have met kids who were afraid to shake my hand, as though I hadn't washed." Laura Dern on handling dinosaur poop in Jurassic Park.
Fact: Actress Diane Lane has turned to her girlfriends Laura Dern and Mary Steenburgen for support following the news of her split from husband Josh Brolin - the trio was snapped enjoying a night out in Los Angeles recently to celebrate the opening of new acrobatic and equestrian show Cavalia's Odysseo.
Fact: Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio has purchased actress Laura Dern's Los Angeles home for $2.1 million (£1.3 million). According to CelebDigs.com, the Victoria's Secret beauty plans on remodelling the Santa Monica pad and she was spotted walking around town with Diane Keaton's design book, California Romantica Spanish Colonial and Mission-Style Houses.
Quote: "Having egregious divorces - where you just hate each other - is really the easy way out." Actress Laura Dern is still trying to work out her marriage issues with singer/songwriter Ben Harper because they still care for one another. The musician, who has two children with Dern, filed for divorce a year ago (Oct10).
Quote: "I can't even begin to express the incredible good fortune I feel to love what I do and have found it. There are two people I have to thank for that - I guess for my birth and also for the vocation. To my parents Bruce and Diane, who showed me the love and the passion for acting." Jurassic Park star Laura Dern was delighted to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday (01Nov10) - at the same time as her actor parents, Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd.
Fact: Rapper Mos Def has landed a full-time TV role. The hip-hop star will act alongside Laura Dern in upcoming U.S. comedy series ENLIGHTENED. He previously enjoyed a guest role on Hugh Laurie's hit medical show HOUSE.
Fact: Next week is going to be one party after another for best pals Jennifer Aniston, Sheryl Crow and Laura Dern - they all celebrate birthdays within two days of each other. Aniston turns 40 on 11 February (09), the same day Crow hits 47. Dern celebrates her 42nd on 10 February (09).
Quote: "I wish much happiness for Sarah Palin and her family. In Alaska." Golden Globe-winner Laura Dern made it clear she was glad Alaskan Governor SARAH PALIN didn't win her bid to become vice-president of America.
Quote: "He came home from pre-school and said, 'Mommy, you are not going to believe it; there is a movie about dinosaurs. It's called Jurassic Park.'" Actress Laura Dern's five-year-old monster obsessed son Ellery is keen to see mum's big action film.
Quote: "At the core of every David Lynch film is a fundamental mystery that's best summed up this way: `What the f**k was that about?'" Actor Dennis Hopper pokes fun at his Blue Velvet director at the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California yesterday (24FEB07). Lynch and his muse Laura Dern were honoured with a Special Distinction Award at the prizegiving.