Nothing naked for Alba

BOSTON (AP) – Jessica Alba didn’t bare all in “Sin City” for a good reason – she didn’t want to answer to her father.

“I felt like dancing around with the lasso and chaps was going to be sexy enough,” she told the Boston Sunday Globe.

“Being nude, for me, would have been distracting, and I couldn’t even conceive of being bottomless: My dad would disown me or something – he’d freak out,” she said.

Alba, television’s “Dark Angel,” co-stars with Bruce Willis, Clive Owen, Rosario Dawson and Benicio Del Toro in the adaptation of Frank Miller’s comic book world.

She defends “Sin City” from accusations that it is misogynistic. “The women are completely empowered,” Alba said. “It’s not just women being victimized. It’s everybody.”

Alba, 23, has two movies coming out in July: “Into the Blue” and “Fantastic Four,” also based on a comic book. “That’s a huge one, and there’s a lot of pressure.”

What could be next?

“I love kitchen-sink dramas,” she said. “I never get offered them, but I want to do something small, that’s less glamorous and more character-driven. But you know, this is a nice balance right now.”

Presley finding her way

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Lisa Marie Presley isn’t expecting a lot of radio support for her new album, “Now What.”

The new CD, which will be released Tuesday, features a collaboration with Pink and a cover of Don Henley’s ‘80s hit “Dirty Laundry.” Her debut album, “To Whom It May Concern,” was released in 2003.

“There’s not a large market for this kind of music on the radio going on right now. … So I don’t know,” she told the San Francisco Chronicle in Sunday’s editions. “Last time, I was pushed into the Top 40 thing, and that’s not my demographic. I think that was a mistake.”

Presley, the daughter of Elvis, said making a CD in a studio is one thing, but playing before crowds is another.

“When I first started playing live, there were some natural elements, but my discomfort level tipped the scale,” the 37-year-old singer said. “The thing with me is, I’m not vain and I don’t want attention on me. But you need to be front and center onstage. You have to want attention, and I had to really find my way with being OK with that.”

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Death Cab to ‘O.C,’ please

NEW YORK (AP) – Get ready for emo on “The O.C.”

Creator Josh Schwartz told the April 8 issue of Entertainment Weekly that “the ultimate Bait Shop band will be performing.”

He was referring to Death Cab for Cutie.

Seth Cohen, played by Adam Brody, has been a fan of the guitar-driven indie-pop quartet since “The O.C.” began two years ago. Much of the band’s recent popularity has been attributed to mentions on the show.

The Walkmen, The Killers and The Thrills are among the acts that have performed at the show’s fictional Newport Beach, Calif., rock venue.

The episode is scheduled to air April 21.

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One thing Drew knows

CHICAGO (AP) – Even though Drew Barrymore hit a milestone in February, she’s no closer to finding all the answers.

“Turning 30 means taking all the things from my 20s that worked, but getting rid of the rest,” she told the Chicago Sun-Times in Sunday’s editions. “But I’d be lying if I didn’t say that there are times when I still don’t know who I am.”

These days she’s in love with singer Fabrizio Moretti, drummer for The Strokes. Barrymore was previously married to Jeremy Thomas and Tom Green.

“As you know, I’ve tried marriage, but I haven’t tried children yet. I always knew I wasn’t ready,” said Barrymore, who has a new romantic comedy, “Fever Pitch,” co-starring Jimmy Fallon, opening Friday.

“As much as I’ve experimented with many things in life, starting a family wasn’t something I wanted to experiment with. I didn’t want to see if I was ready. I want to be ready. I want to be the smartest, most selfless version of myself before I have children.

“It will be a few more years, but never say never.”

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