STARS DAZ­ZLE AT FILM GRANT LUNCH

Austin American-Statesman - - THURSDAYBRIEFING -

The stars got in Eva Longoria Parker’s eyes Wed­nes­day as she helped the Hollywood For­eign Press As­so­ci­a­tion hand out $1.5 mil­lion in grants at a lun­cheon.

“This is hard for me, this teleprompter, be­cause

Ni­cole Kid­man is sit­ting right be­hind it,” Parker said as she strug­gled with the trans­par­ent pan­els flank­ing the podium at a Los An­ge­les ho­tel. She de­cided to read from the screen away from Kid­man’s ta­ble.

Stars in­clud­ing Kid­man, Bryan Cranston, Ryan Phillippe, Matthew Fox, Aaron Sorkin, Ka­ley Cuoco and An­nette Ben­ing ac­cepted the checks to film schools and groups that sup­port film pro­mo­tion and preser­va­tion.

Eva Longoria Parker

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