Actress Eliza Dushku delighted a group of young campers in New Hampshire on August 27th by joining them for a series of outdoor adventures.
The Buffy the Vampire Slayer star has long been campaigning to persuade organisers of all-boys summer camps like those at Camp Hale in Center Sandwich to allow girls to join in the fun, and she showed up at the venue on Monday (27Aug12) to help United South End Settlements officials launch its inaugural session for girls.
The all-girls outdoor event, during which Dushku and the kids learned how to safely tip a canoe, was the first in Camp Hale’s 112-year history.
Eliza Dushku served as the official celebrity ambassador for the Entertainment Matters program at the Consumer Electronics Show this week.
We caught up with the actress — known for playing Faith on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and roles in movies including “Bring It On” — at the Wynn in Las Vegas, where she was hosting Spike TV’s VIP CES party at Tryst nightclub. Her gig as ambassador was intended to promote the relationship between the tech and entertainment industries.
“You’re seeing kids that watch all their programming on iPhones or whatever smartphones they have,” Dushku said. “So it’s important that we’re on top of that.”
Dushku said she planned to walk the show floor with her boyfriend, former Laker Rick Fox, and wanted to check out the 4K and 8K televisions. “I remember last year going home [from CES] and looking at my own televisions and feeling like it was completely Stone Age,” she said.
Calling herself a bit of a techie, Dushku, who has done voice work for video games in the past, rattled off a long list of her favorite tech products, including her BlackBerry and iPad. But her No. 1 item is her Bug Vac, the kind you buy from those SkyMall airline shopping magazines, she said.
“If a bug’s on the wall, you extend the telescope-y thing and you suck the bug and it pulls it in and it fries it on a little metal plate,” she said. “I love that thing. I can’t live without it.”
And it works?
“Oh, full on, you smell the bugs burning on the plate,” she said. “Sorry, but better than crawling up my face.”
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Eliza Dushku is making a trip to USA dramedy White Collar.
The actress, who starred in Fox’s Dollhouse, will appear in the ninth episode of the third season, creator Jeff Eastin revealed to The Hollywood Reporter.
But according to Eastin — who, along with Dushku, hinted at the team-up last Friday on Twitter — things aren’t going to be perfect in the White Collar world by the time she comes around.
[Spoiler alert!] Things are headed for trouble between con man Neal Caffrey, played by Matt Bomer, and new love interest Sara Ellis, played by Hilarie Burton, midway through the upcoming third season, which launches next Tuesday at 9 p.m.
Eastin told THR that when Dushku appears, it’s at “a point where Neal and Sara have broken up.”
And that’s not all. She’s playing someone “who’s obviously very sexy,” Eastin coyly told THR, adding that her character is working for Matthew Keller (Ross McCall).
Surely that’s not the whole story, right? “She ends up having a short fling with Neal,” he teased.
If things go White Collar’s way, Dushku’s appearance may not be a one-and-done. “We did it in such a way that if it works out, we could bring her back,” Eastin revealed.
Eastin wrote on Twitter before the long Memorial Day weekend: “@markgoffman and I are spending the weekend tailoring next week’s #WhiteCollar ep for @elizadushku . Wish us luck.”
Directly from Eliza’s Facebook. Congrats Eliza!
It is with insanest excitement & awesomeness I get to finally fill you guys in: I’ve JUST landed a new CBS comedy pilot w/ my comic idol Mr. Damon Wayans! Stay tuned, there is a serious happy dance occurring at the moment xx!
Eliza Dushku, 30, (she voices Meagan McQueen in the EA sports game Fight Night Champion) shares the 25 things you don’t know about her with UsMagazine.com.
1. I’m usually catastrophic in the kitchen…
2. …but I make world-class Albanian cookies…
3. …’cause I’m an Albanian national treasure — along with the Belushi family and Mother Teresa!
4. Producing films and TV has given me a newfound sense of accomplishment.
5. I’m an Archbishop Desmond Tutu fanatic.
6. The city of Boston is like a family member.
7. Aggressive interaction is quite comfortable for me.
8. I’ve broken my ribs, elbow and nose.
9. It takes me at least three tries to record my outgoing message.
10. My nickname growing up was Corky Shmeshman. Today my boyfriend, Rick Fox, calls me Shmubula.
11. My go-to karaoke song is Madonna’s “Like a Prayer.”
12. I didn’t know what Gucci was until age 18.
13. I secretly wish I were a dermatologist.
14. I have a four leaf clover-shaped birthmark on my booty.
15. My brother is my stylist and my best friend.
16. I’m a vocabulary junkie.
17. I am named after feminist pioneer Eliza R. Snow.
18. Working to help former child soldiers in Uganda (tharce-gulu.org) is so important to me.
19. I’m afraid of mosquitoes.
20. Beaches always makes me cry.
21. Being sober changed my life.
22. I can’t do my own hair.
23. I’ve pinned 134 cities in 36 countries on Trip Advisor. My passport is my most prized possession.
24. Sweet potato is my absolute favorite food.
25. I love voicing video games so my nephews can “play” me.
Marriage fever is running rampant in Hollywood!
After witnessing a slew of holiday engagements, Rick Fox admits he and gal pal of nearly two years Eliza Dushku, 30, are considering tying the knot.
When asked if he heard wedding bells in his future, the basketball star-turned-actor, 41, told UsMagazine.com Friday at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, “I hear them now. We’ve been honest about that conversation, and we’ve had it.”
Still, the recent Dancing With the Stars contestant, who has been divorced from actress Vanessa Williams since 2004, said he’s not taking the plunge just yet.
“I’ve failed in marriage before, and this will be her first marriage,” he told Us. “So we want to make sure the foundation is laid in a responsible way where communication is had about what she wants from life as a woman — whether she wants to have kids or go back to school — whatever she wants to do.”
Either way, the father of two said they already feel like family.
“Watching her and my kids bond over the holidays was really a gift to me — I couldn’t have wished for anything better,” he told Us. “I told her, ‘We’re not married, yet, but you’re like a stepmother to my kids.’”
Happy Birthday to our wonderful Eliza, who turns 30 today! Hope she has a wonderful day with her family and friends! <3
Yes, “Ghostbusters 3″ is actually happening, with original Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd reportedly close to finishing the script. The details of the plot are pretty sparse, but last year Aykroyd name dropped Eliza Dushku as a star he’d like to see in the film.
When I had the opportunity to chat with Dushku while she was promoting the release of “Dollhouse” season two on DVD and Blu-Ray, she said that she hadn’t been approached to join the film, but she would definitely be interested. “It would be an honor to be alongside Sigourney [Weaver],” she said with a laugh.
“The last I heard was Dan Aykroyd is writing the script, which I don’t even know if that is truth or rumor because I got that off the Internet. But, I’ll give him a call. He’s an old friend,” Dushku added. “I think that could be hilarious, so hopefully with our connection… I mean, that would be awesome. I love those movies. Sigourney, man, Sigourney Weaver was just so awesome in those movies.”
When I suggested a possible role for her in the film — Weaver’s character Dana Barrett’s daughter or maybe fiancée for Dana’s son Oscar? — Dushku laughed and was quick to shut those ideas down. “I’m not going to go there. I’m not going to start — maybe her sister. That’s all I need Sigourney to hear is: She wants to play my daughter? No, no, no,” she said. “She’s a fine wine, that one. I love her.”
My fellow Movies Blog contributor Josh Wigler was able to chat with Weaver over the weekend, and the topic of conversation of course went to “Ghostbusters 3″ as well. Weaver said that she still believed the project was underway and being written at the moment.
“I think everyone is game to give it a good try. We want the script to be as good as possible,” Weaver said. “I’m delighted that ‘Ghostbusters’ is such a beloved two films, and I miss everyone who worked on it, so it would be fun to work with them again.”
Eliza Dushku and Rick Fox’s relationship has reached a milestone – the couple now live together.
“I’m loving it,” Dushku gushed to PEOPLE at the 9th Annual InStyle Summer Soiree in Hollywood. “It works.”
Actor and former basketball player Fox, who walked the red carpet with his actress girlfriend, says cohabitating has “been great” so far. But besides spending more time with his leading lady, whom he’s been officially dating since last October, he says the best part is having his own personal stylist on hand around the clock.
“I look the way I look because our relationship is strong enough that I can put on a bunch of bad clothes and she can re-dress me,” Fox explains. “Tonight, I had work on my mind and I just threw something on.”
Dushku, 29, says living with Fox, 41, has opened her eyes to his fashion faux pas.
“I never believed he was a bad dresser” until they moved in together, she says. “We’re in the middle of moving the clothes. The clothes were at one place and he kind of had to pick from the surviving things that he didn’t bring to the house.”