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Kevin Costner to feud in ‘The Hatfields & McCoys’
Dear Ken: What project is Kevin Costner working on next?
Costner, 56, will star as “Devil” Anse Hatfield in the History Channel miniseries “The Hatfields & McCoys: An American Vendetta.” Also appearing will be Bill Paxton as Randall McCoy. The miniseries will cover several generations of the rivalry between two families, one in Kentucky and the other in West Virginia. “Everyone knows the legend of the Hatfields-McCoy feud, but few know the true story of what occurred to make the two families become mortal enemies,” Costner told journalists earlier this year. It is set to air in 2012, the 150th anniversary of the bitter and deadly feud. Most recently, Costner has been filming “Man of Steel,” a 2013 release about Superman with Henry Cavill in the title role and Costner as the superhero’s Earth father, Jonathan Kent.
Dear Ken: What has happened to Lou Ferrigno, who played the Incredible Hulk?
Ferrigno, 59, had a recurring role as himself on the TV series “The King of Queens” from 2003 to 2007. He appeared in the TV series “Chuck” last year and reportedly will provide the voice of the Incredible Hulk for next year’s film, “The Avengers.” The retired bodybuilder, who was Mr. Universe and Mr. America, has three children. He now conducts motivational seminars and continues to act in commercials and doing voiceovers. He has written “Lou Ferrigno’s Guide to Personal Power, Bodybuilding and Fitness for Everyone.”
Dear Ken: How old is LuLu Roman of “Hee Haw” fame and what is she doing these days?
Born Bertha Louise Hable in Dallas, Texas, Roman, 65, in recent years has taken off more than 200 pounds from when fans watched her on the country music-variety series of the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s. These days, the former go-go dancer shares her Christian faith by singing Southern gospel songs and offering her testimony and remarkable sense of humor. The Dove Award-winning singer has recorded about 20 albums.
Dear Ken: I really enjoyed Bryce Dallas Howard in the movie “The Help.” Where is she from?
Bryce, 30, the daughter of actor-director Ron Howard, was conceived in Dallas, Texas (which is where she got her middle name), born in Los Angeles and raised in Greenwich, Conn. Among her movie credits are “The Village,” “As You Like It,” “Spider-Man 3,” “Terminator Salvation,” “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” and “Hereafter.”