Amy Poehler working on ‘nonlinear’ book
NEW YORK — Tina Fey had a million seller with a book of essays called “Bossypants.” Amy Poehler? She has a deal for a book that appears to be a little bit of everything.
The star of “Parks and Recreation” and former “Saturday Night Live” performer has a deal with It Books for an “illustrated, nonlinear diary” in 2014. It’s the first book for Poehler, who co-hosted the Golden Globes with Fey.
Kristofferson salutes Nelson with new award
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson don’t get together as much as they’d like.
This latest time, Kristofferson awarded Nelson the first Kris Kristofferson Award, the Nashville Songwriters Asso-ciation International’s new lifetime achievement award. Then the two played at The Bluebird Cafe. They teamed on hits like “Crazy” and “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down.”
Kristofferson, 76, joked he was embarrassed the NSAI named the award after him. He’s a founding member of the songwriter’s organization and like Nelson, 79, a member of its hall of fame.
“When I came to Nashville, Nashville was the most exciting place for a creative artist to be,” Kristofferson told the crowd. “And the people I hung around with were serious songwriters who were totally unselfish, and their hero and my hero was a guy that nobody else knew. It was Willie Nelson.”
Kristofferson has been a top country songwriter since the late 1960s, creating songs like “Me and Bobby McGee” and “For the Good Times.” His new album is “Feeling Mortal.”
Mariel Hemingway tells of her past salad days
Actress Mariel Hemingway says she got kicked out of an overeaters support meeting because she was hooked on salad.
Hemingway came to the recent Sundance Film Festival with the documentary “Running From Crazy,” recounting her family history of mental illness and suicide, including the deaths of sister Margaux and grandfather Ernest Hemingway.
In her own times of depression, Hemingway says, she found herself eating too much, but not the typical high-calorie foods. When she went to an overeaters meeting, “they went through this litany of things they ate,” she says. “Chinese food and this and that, and like, for days. ... And I was like, ‘Hi, I’m Mariel Hemingway. I’m an overeater. I know you’re going to think this is crazy, but I eat bowls and bowls of lettuce.’ And they were like, ‘You need to leave.’ ”
Hemingway says she’s over her own depression now but that her salad benders were among the signs of her own emotional problems.
“People don’t realize that obsessive behavior is just obsessive behavior, even if it’s green,” she says.
Jack Wagner heading back to Frisco role
Former “General Hospital” fan favorite Jack Wagner is returning to his former role of Frisco Jones on Monday, but it may not be long-term since Wagner has a lot of irons in the fire professionally (he recently appeared on an episode of “Castle”).
Actress Mariel Hemingway from the film “Running From Crazy” during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP Images)×
Actor Jack Wagner will return to his role as Frisco Jones on the soap opera "General Hospital" for a short time. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short, file)×
Kris Kristofferson, 76, gave Willie Nelson an award.×