Quote: "My first big purchase was my first car at 15. It was a white Chevy Chevette with burgundy interior, and in the back written in pinstripes was 'I love Ej' - the man I thought I was going to marry - Elton John. I knew he was gay but that didn't matter." Actress Valerie Bertinelli was a dedicated Elton John fan as a teenager.
Quote: "I was a fan at that time... and I went up to her because she was at a Van Halen concert and I said, 'Oh my God, I think you're a beautiful singer...' and she just like went, 'Yeah, whatever!' She gave me the cold shoulder and I thought, 'B**ch, I'm a fan...' She might have gotten better but I heard she hasn't." Actress Valerie Bertinelli recalls a meeting with Christina Aguilera that she'd like to forget.
Fact: Actress Valerie Bertinelli will take part in the American Heart Association New York Wall Street Run & Heart Walk on Thursday (30May13) to pull in money for charity and raise awareness of health issues.
Fact: U.S. soap star JACK WAGNER's TV acting career is about to come full circle when he plays Valerie Bertinelli's doctor in hit comedy HOT IN CLEVELAND - his first paid gig was as an extra at the actress' wedding in ONE DAY AT A TIME.
Quote: "I think it's really important that you never ever hate your ex more than you love your children and I've never hated Ed, so I'm lucky... Because we're disrupting their lives and they don't have any say about it. We're the ones that have to be grown-up and behave and treat each other with dignity and kindness." Newlywed Valerie Bertinelli on her decision to invite ex-husband Eddie Van Halen to her New Year's Day (01Jan11) nuptials.
Quote: "I could have spent the rest of my life with Tom and not be married, but I wanted to call him 'my husband'. I really wanted to share how I feel about Tom with the people I love. I'm happier than ever!" Actress Valerie Bertinelli opens up about her New Year's Day wedding to TOM VITALE.
Quote: "For me it's just another age, just another number. I'm still kicking, my heart's still beating, my lungs are still breathing, so that's good." Actress Valerie Bertinelli is unfazed by her advancing age after turning 50 in April (10).
Quote: "I'd live with the guy forever, but he wants to get married, so I'll do it." Actress Valerie Bertinelli admits she was happy just being boyfriend and girlfriend with her partner of six years, TOM VITALE, before he proposed last month (May10). The star was previously wed to rocker Eddie Van Halen.
Fact: Actress Valerie Bertinelli is aiming to raise $4.4 million (£2.75 million) for cancer research when she runs the Boston Marathon in April (10).
Fact: Actress Valerie Bertinelli will compete in the Boston Marathon in Massachusetts four days before she turns 50 in April (10).
Quote: "There's a little too much information in there, Valerie." Actress Valerie Bertinelli's father comments on her new tell-all book, LOSING IT: AND GAINING MY LIFE BACK ONE POUND AT A TIME, during a phone chat with his daughter on U.S. talk show Rachael Ray.
Quote: "ROCK BAND doesn't make a good guitarist. ED, one of the greatest guitar players in the world, can't play GUITAR HERO!" Actress Valerie Bertinelli pokes fun at ex-husband EDDIE VAN HALEN's computer game skills.
Quote: "He hasn't read the book... but his girlfriend did call me and leave a sweet message that said: 'I feel like I'm living your life now. You're an inspiration to me.'" Actress Valerie Bertinelli on praise she received from ex-husband EDDIE VAN HALEN's partner about her new book, LOSING IT: AND GAINING MY LIFE BACK ONE POUND AT A TIME.
Fact: EDDIE VAN HALEN's former wife Valerie Bertinelli has landed a new daytime talk show. The actress-turned-weightloss champion is looking to launch her new show on U.S. TV network CBS at the end of next year (09).
Quote: "When FRIENDS called I just couldn't see myself doing it. I thought, 'No, I can't stand next to those three beautiful women; I'll just look like a tub of lard.'" Actress Valerie Bertinelli turned down the chance to be part of the Friends cast because she feared she was too fat.
Quote: "I thought people just already assumed all this because of who I lived with." Actress Valerie Bertinelli is surprised recent revelations she took cocaine and kissed another woman while married to rocker EDDIE VAN HALEN have received so much media attention.
Quote: "I thought he was a helluva good looking guy. He was rugged." Actress Valerie Bertinelli on her brief romance with moviemaker Steven Spielberg. The couple dated after she auditioned for a part in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Bertinelli was 19, director Spielberg was 33.