Sexy Kylie Minogue is getting in touch with her inner child, voicing a little girl in the animated movie The Magic Roundabout, based on a cult classic ’60s British children’s TV show. Though her character, Florence (who is rescued by a snail, dog, rabbit and cow, voiced by Bridget Jones’s Jim Broadbent, singer Robbie Williams, Love, Actually’s Bill Nighy and Absolutely Fabulous star Joanna Lumley, respectively), is the “voice of reason amongst the characters,” Minogue says, she isn’t expecting any statuettes next year. “I don’t have any Oscar ambitions,” she told us at the movie’s London premiere, also attended by Aussie model Elle MacPherson, with her two kids in tow.
We asked Montreal-born Committed star Jennifer Finnigan for her quick takes on a few hot topics.
• Brad & Jen’s breakup: “Sad, and none of my business.”
• Donald Trump’s wedding: “I couldn’t care less.”
• Oscar nominations: “Oh, when did they come out?”
• The Passion of the Christ and Fahrenheit 9/11 not nominated: “Fahrenheit not getting nominated is disappointing.”
• Canada vs. the U.S.: “I live here (in the States), so obviously I love it, but I do miss home.”
• My favorite guilty pleasure is: “American Idol and the Kelly Clarkson CD.”
Finnigan, who spent four years on the soap The Bold and the Beautiful, says going from a drama to a comedy “was really scary and challenging, and I didn’t know if I could do it. But that was the best part about it, really just facing that fear head on and doing it, putting myself out there to such an extent.” But don’t call her fearless: Though her onscreen love interest, Nate (Josh Cooke), has several phobias, offscreen, Finnigan is the anxious one. “I’m probably more Nate-like in real life,” she says. “And I’m kind of a hypochondriac. Don’t tell me the symptoms of any disease because I’ll be convinced I have it.”
Caught in the Act
• Kelly Ripa and her actor-husband, Marc Consuelos, lounging in the lobby of the Ritz Carlton in Palm Beach with a group of friends.
• David Schwimmer, at model Maggie Rizer’s model-infused birthday party at trendy New York nightspot Pink Elephant.
• By KATE ALVAREZ, SARYN CHORNEY and JOANNE FOWLER