“I’m dating a beautiful woman named Alicia. I’m getting to know her better and taking her wherever she wants to go”
—ALICIA KEYS, on being her own significant other
JOSH KICKS IT COLD SCHOOL
Minnesota native Josh Hartnett believes that if you want to study the arts, go north. “There are an inordinate amount of creative people that come from my hometown, because we literally spend six months out of the year inside. We’ve got nothing to do but imagine,” says Hartnett, 29, who stars in the horror flick 30 Days of Night. “We’ve got a couple of true geniuses like Bob Dylan and Prince. There’s just so much time to practice. I think climate ultimately affects everything. If you have nothing but beaches around you, you’ll probably surf and have a great tan, but it’s going to affect the way you look and act, period.”
“I remember the day neighbors said to me, ‘You know there is no Santa Claus, right?’ I was 6. And covering in front of them, I was like, ‘Of course!’ Then I went to my sisters, and they said, ‘Now you know the painful truth, but don’t tell Mom and Dad because we may not get gifts anymore. You’ve got to keep pretending.’ So I was like 16, going, ‘Dad, when is Santa coming down the chimney?’ My dad was like, ‘Look, this is getting weird. You know there’s no Santa, right?'”
—VINCE VAUGHN, who plays Santa’s brother in the comedy Fred Claus
3 Questions For…
1 YOU RECENTLY CELEBRATED THE 100TH EPISODE OF LAS VEGAS. DID YOU THINK THE SHOW WOULD MAKE IT THIS FAR?
If you would’ve told me back then that I’d be here five years later, I would’ve said, “You’re crazy!” We have the best dysfunctional family—we’re passionate, we laugh, we joke around …
2 WHO IS THE BIGGEST PRACTICAL JOKER ON-SET?
Probably Josh [Duhamel], but I can do one every now and then. I got him good when we were doing a scene and I wrote “Hi Josh” on my pasties.
3 DID HE RETALIATE?
He farted on me the other day when I was spooning him. I was like, “We are way too comfortable!”