Keeping it covered ...
Jessica Alba didn't bare all in "Sin City" for a good reason -- she didn't want to answer to her father.
"I felt like dancing around with the lasso and chaps was going to be sexy enough," she told the Boston Globe. "Being nude, for me, would have been distracting, and I couldn't even conceive of being bottomless: My dad would disown me or something -- he'd freak out."
Alba, heroine of the TV series "Dark Angel," stars in the film, based on the Frank Miller comic, alongside Rosario Dawson, Carla Gugino, Jaime King and Brittany Murphy. All show up in various stages of undress. But Alba defends the film from accusations that it is misogynistic. "The women are completely empowered," Alba said. "It's not just women being victimized. It's everybody."
Alba, 23, has two more movies coming out in July: "Into the Blue" and "The Fantastic Four," another film based on a comic book.
Young has brain surgery ...
Neil Young is recovering from surgery to address a brain aneurysm, Billboard reports. After performing with the Pretenders on March 14 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York, the artist experienced what his publicist describes as "visual field disturbances," and an MRI scan revealed the source of the problem.
The musician spent the next week in Nashville recording for an as-yet-unrevealed project. Last week's procedure in New York has been called "a complete success," and Young is expected to make a full recovery. However, the artist canceled his Sunday appearance at Canada's Juno Awards in Winnipeg while he recuperates. Musicians, including k.d. lang, paid tribute to the absent Young at the ceremony.
Secrets of 'Star Wars' ...
Are you ready for some behind-the-scenes dirt on "Star Wars?"
Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the sci-fi blockbuster series, is writing a tell-all about what really went on during the shooting of the films, reports MSNBC.com.
Although Fisher was cautioned by her agent not to discuss the book, she spilled the beans while promoting her latest book, "The Best Awful," to the U.K. press. "When I was in 'Star Wars,' I kept diaries," she said. "Big books full of what went on, what I thought, what I did. I am going to write them all up as a narrative."
Any shocking revelations? "It will be riveting," she promised.
Fonda's struggles ...
Actress Jane Fonda waged a decades-long battle against bulimia, unbeknown to her friends, family members and ex-husband media mogul Ted Turner, she writes in a tell-all book set to hit stores soon, according to Agence France-Presse.
In excerpts of "My Life So Far," published in Time Magazine, Fonda recounts her 30-year battle with the eating disorder, which began when she was a teenager at boarding school. "We would binge and purge only before school dances or just before we were going home for the holidays, and then we would ferret away all the chocolate brownies and ice cream we could get and gobble it up until our stomachs were swollen as though we were five months pregnant," she writes in the book. "Then we would put our fingers down our throats and make ourselves throw it all up."
"For me the disease lasted, in one form or another, from sophomore year in boarding school through two marriages and two children, until I was in my early 40s. My husbands never knew, nor did my children or any of my friends and colleagues."