Why is Nancy O’Dell appearing in yet another “Scream” movie? Does she enjoy torturing herself? The gorgeous entertainment journalist confessed to me that she is absolutely terrified by horror movies and can only watch them with her eyes covered. So what gives?
“The irony of being a part of three “Scream” movies is I’m
one of those people who sits in scary movies with her hands over her
eyes,” she admits to The Dish Rag. “But the best thing about the “Scream” movies is they add humor, which
means I can actually watch the scenes I’m in.”
“Scream 4” opens in March 2011. We can’t wait to see how much of it she’ll be able to watch.
In the meantime, Nancy is preparing to co-host OWN’s (Oprah Winfrey’s Network) series called “Your Own Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star.”
]]>reality series debuts in January. Carson Kressley will be her on-air partner in the series produced by Mark Burnett (“Survivor,” “The Apprentice”).
winner of the competition gets his (or her) own talk show to air on
OWN. Expect a talk show boot camp, interviewing classes and screen
tests, maybe even some fashion tips from experts.
Who doesn’t want their own talk show?
also caught up with Nancy at a recent Beverly Hills Hotel luncheon for
the terrific organization called “A Place Called Home,” a non-profit
youth center located in South Central Los Angeles.
Nancy was there to introduce her good friend from her Access Hollywood days, Shaun Robinson,
who was being honored. Peter Liguori, who is the COO of OWN and his
wife Hannah, are big supporters of the center, which gives at-risk
youths a more positive future.
A more positive future is
something Nancy also wishes for families who have a loved one diagnosed
with ALS, a horrific disease that took her mother. She founded Bettysbattle.org, an ALS aid organization in honor of her mother.
“My hope is that no other family has to go through what mine did.”
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Photo credits: Nancy O’Dell and husband Keith Zubulevich at the Carousel of Hope Ball. Getty Images