By People Staff
March 04, 2002 12:00 PM

PEOPLE Profiles

Born Khrishna Bhanji, Sir Ben Kingsley borrowed part of his name from his grandfather, a spiee trader known as King Clove. In eighth grade actress Amanda Peet had a crush on a senior—Liev Schreiber. Gordon Sumner got the nickname Sting because of a black-and-yellow striped shirt. Find out about hundreds of stars in our Profiles.

And the Oscar for Hairdo…

•Sometimes Oscar night is a very good hair day—remember Julia Roberts‘s full-out glam attack last year? And sometimes it’s a very, very bad hair day (try not to think about Kim Basinger’s frazzled locks in 1990). Check out our gallery of red carpet dos, from gorgeous to ghoulish.

•PLUS: Learn to re-create two styles: Roberts’s chignon and Nicole Kidman‘s faux bob.

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CNN’S PEOPLE IN THE NEWS (Feb. 23,11 a.m., 3 p.m.; Feb. 24,1 a.m., 8 p.m.; and Feb. 25,1 a.m. ET) One week before the Grammy Awards, we look at nominees: U2’s Bono, Alicia Keyes and Michael Stipe.