Ellen Pompeo Hides in the Bushes, Crying, at a Party

Maureen O'Connor · 07/05/11 10:20AM

It was Ron Perelman's party, and Ellen Pompeo cried even though she didn't want to. Daniel Radcliffe was "reliant" on alcohol. Nicki Minaj's cousin was murdered. Andrew Keegan might have been tased. Tuesday gossip is troubled.

The Help: Ruining Your Mom's Favorite Book?

Richard Lawson · 04/19/11 01:53PM

Here's a trailer for The Help, the movie adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling mom-novel about an ambitious, free-spirited young woman in 1960s Jackson, Mississippi struggling to a give voice, in book form, to black domestic workers employed by many of the city's upper-class white families. It's uplifting, slightly cornball fare that could strike a particular chord.

Maid Sues Author of The Help for Basing a Character on Her

Hamilton Nolan · 02/18/11 10:11AM

The debut novel by Kathryn Stockett (pictured), The Help, is the story of black domestic servants working in Mississippi during the 1960s. It was published last year to rave reviews, and has sold more than 2 million copies. But one person's not happy with it: Ablene Cooper, a 60 year-old maid for Stockett's brother, who Stockett apparently used as the basis for one of the main characters in her book, "Aibileen." According to the WSJ: