‘Dawson's Creek' star back in Wilmington
James Van Der Beek is back creekside in North Carolina.
Five years after his star-making turn as the center of “Dawson's Creek” came to an end, Van Der Beek is back on one of Wilmington's sound stages – working with some of his former crew colleagues – for a guest appearance on the CW's teen drama “One Tree Hill.” The episode airs Monday.
“This is just a real nice homecoming for me,” he said.
Van Der Beek returned to the state to play a director on “One Tree Hill” who is interested in turning a book written by Chad Michael Murray's character into a film.
‘Sexiest' Jackman's wife's a tease
Hugh Jackman says wife Deborra-Lee Furness teased him after finding out he'd been named People magazine's “Sexiest Man Alive.” Recalling Furness' reaction, Jackman says: “God bless her, she said, ‘I could've told them that years ago!' And then she said, ‘Obviously Brad (Pitt) wasn't available this year.' And I said, ‘That was a joke, right?'” Associated Press
Pilot's last words signified trouble
The pilot of a private jet warned air traffic controllers in Columbia that his plane was “going off the end” of a runway before it crashed, killing him and three others and injuring celebrity DJ AM and former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker.
His words are the last captured on newly released cockpit recordings from the Sept. 19 crash, which severely burned Barker and DJ AM, whose real name is Adam Goldstein. Both are expected to recover.
Controllers at the Columbia airport can also be heard on the recordings scrambling to divert other planes and summon emergency personnel after the jet shot off the runway, ripped through a fence and came to rest in flames. Associated Press
Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., 91. TV personality Richard Dawson, 76. Vice President-elect Joe Biden, 66. Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff, 62. Singer Joe Walsh, 61. Actress Bo Derek, 52. Actress Sean Young, 49. Actress Ming-Na, 45. Country singer Dierks Bentley, 33.
This day in history Nov. 20
1947: Britain's future queen, Princess Elizabeth, married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, at Westminster Abbey.