Here's the skinny on six cookbooks written by Hollywood celebrities who double as home chefs. Bon appetit!
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
October 4, 1976 in San Francisco, California, USA
Having gained considerable attention by appearing as a love-spurned teen in the music video for Aerosmith's "Cryin'" (1993), actress Alicia Silverstone saw her career skyrocket in a few short years, only to come back to Earth twice as fast following a series of poor choices and professional failures. After making her film debut in the thriller "The Crush" (1993) and appearing in two more Aerosmith videos, Silverstone became the It-girl of the Clearasil set with her dazzling performance as a spoiled Beverly Hills teen in the hit comedy "Clueless" (1995). The surprising success of the movie allowed the precocious young actress to sign a lucrative deal and form her own production company. But a mere two years later, Silverstone faced a barrage of criticism for being grossly miscast as Batgirl in the silly "Batman & Robin" (1997). She did not do herself any favors with her first film under her new production company, "Excess Baggage" (1997), the title of which spawned some cruel jokes about her weight gain at the time. Silverstone suffered further setbacks with "Blast From the Past" (1999) before displaying decent singing chops in the musical take on the Bard's "Love's Labour's Lost" (2000). Following more disappointments with Rock My World" (2002) and "Scorched" (2003), she seemed poised for a big comeback with the series "Miss Matched" (CBS, 2003), only to see it cut short when the show was canceled in the middle of its first season. Though her career hit a lull sans for a newsworthy guest hosting stint on "The View" (ABC, 1997- ), Silverstone nonetheless remained the untamed dream girl of every grunge-era man's dreams. LessHaving gained considerable attention by appearing as a love-spurned teen in the music video for Aerosmith's "Cryin'" (1993), … More