Read about contemporary celebrities! Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt writes poetry and loves to bowl. Drew Barrymore's family has been in theater and films for more than a century. And, Jennifer Aniston was born on February 11, 1969, in New York City. This is just a taste of the information found in the 14 mini-biographies featured in this Reader. Each spotlights one of Hollywood's hottest female stars. Halle Berry, Meg Ryan, Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Cameron Diaz are among the actresses featured. Since most people enjoy reading about celebrities, even reluctant readers will be eager to take on these interesting one-page articles. A photo accompanies each bio to assist with visual recognition. Learning activities follow each reading to test comprehension, enrich vocabulary, and enhance following-directions skills. Relevant questions, word/definition matching, crossword puzzles, and fill-in-the-blanks are among the activities featured. Finally, there is a related research project for each story.