Wallace going forward – and back

first_imgSometimes I just can’t help myself. After being introduced to Dee Wallace on Saturday night at the Ribbon of Hope Celebration, my first words to her were: “Gosh you look good! Is this 1982 or what?” This is the woman who played Elliot’s divorced mom in “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” 25 years ago and yet, she looks remarkably the same. I wasn’t trying to suck up but was just so astonished and wanted to know her secret. In our latest episode of “As Britney’s World Turns,” our damsel of a mess celebrated her 26th birthday on Saturday night. You didn’t think Britney Spears would stay home did you? After making an appearance at an event hosted by Sharon Stone at Scandinavian Style Mansion, Britney went to the Four Seasons Hotel with cousin Ali Simms and was later joined by Paris Hilton. The birthday girl briefly left the hotel for some unknown reason and when she returned, the paparazzi went wild, chasing her Range Rover into the underground parking garage, according to “Inside Edition.” Apparenty, some photographers got a little too close and refused to move as the birthday girl exited the vehicle. So, hotel security guards sprayed them with a dose of pepper spray! C’mon guys. Is another shot of Britney really worth stinging eyeballs? Sadness for Ross at Kennedy Center For Diana Ross, being one of the five Kennedy Center Honorees on Sunday was a bit bittersweet because her dad wasn’t there. The Motown legend, honored along with Steve Martin, Brian Wilson, Martin Scorsese and pianist Leon Fleisher, traveled to Washington, D.C., from Detroit where funeral services for Fred Ross, were held. “This has been a hard week for me,” Diana told “Entertainment Tonight.” “I lost my father just before coming here and this just brings things to another level. He could have been here.” Diana has been criminally passed over by the Grammys for her entire 45-year career – both as a member of The Supremes and as a solo artist – so it’s great to see her get one of the most prestigious honors any artist can receive. For more celebrity news, go to blogs.dailynews.com/hollywoodjoe and blogs.dailynews.com/outinhollywood160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“I just live really well … I don’t smoke, I drink a little and I love a lot! (laughs) That’s my secret.” The 57-year-old actress has had roles in many films since “E.T.,” including this year’s “Halloween.” She will appear in the Christmas episode of CBS’ “The Ghost Whisperer” and in a recurring role on “My Name is Earl.” Since Dee looks so youthful, I wondered if people still come up to her and say, “It’s the mom from “E.T.!” “Every day of my life,” she said. “It feels pretty good. As long as I can move on in my career and still remain E.T.’s mom, I’m really happy. Going back and going forward at the same time is a good thing.” Out on the town for Britney’s 26th last_img read more