Star News: ‘One Tree Hill’ actors, athletes to sign autographs for police memorial fundraiser

Hm, maybe  I need a Wilmington trip this weekend…

Several actors and former professional sports players are signing their names for a fundraiser to benefit Wilmington’s Officer Down Memorial Fund.

The Wilmington Police Recreation Association is sponsoring the celebrity autograph fundraiser from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Independence Mall’s Belk wing.

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Hilarie Burton to appear on MTV

“Total Finale Live” will air Sunday, November 16 at 8 p.m. ET. In addition to the performances, fans can expect in-studio appearances from a host of “TRL” faves, including Ludacris, Mariah Carey, Diddy, Snoop Dogg, Taylor Swift, Fred Durst and members of Good Charlotte and Korn. Former “TRL” VJs Dave Holmes, Jesse Camp, La La Vasquez and Hilarie Burton will also be on hand for the festivities (a show this big needs lots of hosts, after all).

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Kristen Bell Has Good Taste in Gossip Guys

It’s a hotly debated question here in the E! Online offices and among fans glued to their TVs Monday nights: Who’s the hottest guy on Gossip GirlChace Crawford, Ed Westwick or Penn Badgley?

Well, who better to ask than the voice of Gossip Girl herself, Kristen Bell?

“I’m gonna have to go with Ed!” she confessed at Hollywood Life‘s 5th Annual Hollywood Style Awards. “Ed’s got that really sultry, bad-boy thing going on. I’m digging it!” Not to mention that sexy British accent he has off-camera when he’s not playing Chuck Bass.

We also asked the Forgetting Sarah Marshall star—who was on hand that night to present an award to her stylist, Nicole Chavez—what’s the one thing that never goes out of style?

“Self-confidence,” she answered. “I don’t think it really matters what you’re wearing as long as you feel confident.”

Getting an ego boost the same evening was Sophia Bush, who was honored as the New Hollywood Style Icon.

“I feel like a little girl who just had her first kiss!” the One Tree Hill star giddily exclaimed in her acceptance speech.

And while the cast of 90210 was given Hollywood Style People’s Choice Awards, not everyone knows their names just yet.

Bebe founder and Fashion Visionary winner Manny Mashouf thanked “MaryLynne” for his award…too bad he was introduced by AnnaLynne McCord.

One Tree Hill’ cast and crew offer industry advice

Once word got out that Chad Michael Murray was outside, the room full of fans, hopeful actors and film students flooded onto the deck adjacent to the small room at Screen Gems Studios.

The group of mostly women failed to look inconspicuous as they readied cameras and inched closer to the star of ‘One Tree Hill.’

An event organizer soon asked everyone to take their seats inside in preparation for a panel discussion with Murray, fellow actor Paul Johansson

and director Greg Prange.

Veteran actor and teacher Peter Jurasik assumed the role of James Lipton in the ‘Inside the Actor’s Studio’ style discussion.

The small room created an intimate setting for guests willing to donate $40 to the Cucalorus Film Foundation.

Cucalorus Board Chairman Bo Webb hoped the event would bring awareness to the upcoming independent film festival that runs Nov. 12-15. ‘One Tree Hill’ has been a big supporter of the group and the intimate panel seemed like a great way to bring it all together, Webb said.

Christina Laine, sitting in the front row with her mother before the discussion started, said she hoped to learn more about the film industry she is studying.

Others just came to catch a glimpse of the actors and learn more about the show they love.

Deepa Pillai came all the way from Mississippi to catch a glimpse of people behind her beloved show – and to see her sister who lives in Wilmington.

Guests submitted questions beforehand to Jurasik who spent the hour discussion prying the panel guests to talk seriously about the film industry while leaving plenty of room for laughter.

When asked about their inspiration, Johansson credited legendary actor Paul Newman, who died of cancer Friday.

He said he approached Newman once only to hear him say, ‘I’m busy.’

‘I did talk to him,’ he joked.

All three talked about the challenges and joys of the film industry and where they are headed next.

Murray will soon put on the director’s hat and bring to life a script he wrote for ‘One Tree Hill.’

Johansson said the seasoned cast is supporting him.

‘Chad’s going to do a great job,’ he said.

Director and ‘father figure’ to Murray, Prange offered the audience advice they could take to stage.

‘Be prepared,’ he said, adding knowing the script and the part leaves more time for fun and shaping the performance.

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Sophia Bush Hits Up Smashbox Studios

Sophia Bush is seen in Beverly Hills, California on her way to a photo shoot at Smashbox Studios in Culver City on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old One Tree Hill star will be starring in an upcoming film called The Narrows. The film is based on Tim McLoughlin’s novel “Heart of the Old Country”, which sees Mike Manadoro (Kevin Zegers), a 19 year old Brooklyn boy who is torn between two worlds of his new college life and his tight knit Italian neighborhood roots.

Sophia plays Kathy Popovich, a beautiful, cool, intellectual young woman who meets Mike at NYU, but he already has responsibility to his long term, girlfriend Gina (Monica Keena) from the neighborhood he’s promised to marry.

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