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PAGE: 2 CODE:21A1 BOOK: 16 ISSUE: 3/23/14 2 | M A R C H 2 3 , 2 0 1 4 WALTER SCOTT'S Q: Can I buy a hat just like the one Tina Fey wears in Muppets Most Wanted? —Jim D., Nashua, N.H. A: Nyet, comrade—or nyet yet, anyway. Disney is sell- ing lots of tchotchkes tied to the movie, but there are no current plans for fac- similes of the fur-lined ushanka hat that Fey, 43, dons—along with an out- rageously broad accent— to play a Russian prison matron named Nadya, who believes Kermit is a crimi- nal. Costume designer Rahel Afiley says the look was "loosely inspired" by a chapeau worn by a fe- male Berlin Wall guard in Elton John's 1985 video for "Nikita" and helps Nadya come off "a little feminine, but still very in charge." The ex-Good Morning America weatherman, 52, now anchors the weekday Weather Channel show AMHQ (America's Morning Headquarters). Why leave GMA? If I hadn't taken this opportunity, I'd regret it the rest of my life. I like a challenge. How did you become friends with Al Roker, whose Weather Channel show leads into yours? Al was one of the first people who welcomed me in New York. He introduced me to his family, and I feel very close to them. My relation- ship with Al is different than with other people who forecast, be- cause there's definitely competition [with them]. If you watch us talk to each other on Twit- ter, there's a little snarkiness. It must be wrench- ing to cover so many weather disasters. I'm not capable of just tell- ing a damage story anymore. We should be concentrated on helping people sur- vive these storms. What's your idea of perfect weather? I'm a beach bum, so I'm happy when it's in the high 80s. WA LT E R S C O T T A S KS … SAM CHAMPION Q: What's Nate Berkus's new show about? —Carol G., Tacoma, Wash. A: Interior-decor guru Berkus, 42, hosts NBC's American Dream Builders, a reality competition series (premiering tonight) in which teams of designers and home builders race to renovate big spaces in just a few days. What's Berkus's best advice for do-it- yourself redecora- tion? "Your home should tell your story," he says. "I want to walk in the door and learn something about who you are." SUNDAY FREEBIE Enter for a chance to win The Wolf of Wall Street on Blu-ray/DVD, signed by Leonardo DiCaprio, at facebook .com/parademag. Do you have a question for Walter Scott? Post it at /parademag. SUNDAY FREEBIE: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. TO ENTER, GO TO FACEBOOK.COM/PARADEMAG. STARTS 5:00 P.M. ET, 3/21/14, AND ENDS 4:59 P.M. ET, 3/28/14. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C.) 13 YEARS AND OLDER, EXCEPT EMPLOYEES OF SPONSOR, THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILIES, AND THOSE LIVING IN THE SAME HOUSEHOLD. ODDS OF WINNING DEPEND ON THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. VOID OUTSIDE THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C.) AND WHERE PROHIBITED. A.R.V. OF THE 5 PRIZES: $39.99 EACH. SPONSOR: PARADE MEDIA GROUP. THIS PROMOTION IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH, FACEBOOK. PHOTOS, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.; TYLER GOLDEN/NBC; NIKO TAVERNISE; JOHN DAVID RAPER/THE WEATHER CHANNEL; DAVID REDFERN/REDFERNS/GETTY IMAGES Q Did they film with real ani- mals for the movie Noah? — Martin C., Abilene, Tex. Q: What can you tell me about the new Johnny Cash album? —Nadine S., Memphis A: The 12 songs on Out Tina Fey gets tough with Kermit. Johnny Cash Nate Berkus A: Not a one. According to visual effects supervisor Marc Chu, director Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) "didn't want traditional animals. He promised Russell Crowe [above, starring as Noah], 'I will never film you on a house- boat with two giraffes.' " For this telling (in theaters March 28), computer animation artists at Industrial Light & Magic created some 14,000 CG animals—none quite the same as any alive today. Says Chu, "This is not your father's Noah story." Among the Stars, available March 25, were recorded in the early '80s by the singer- songwriter, who died in 2003, but they languished until being rediscovered in 2012. John Carter Cash, 44—Johnny and June Carter Cash's only child— helped curate the album and says, "It was like com- ing face-to-face with my dad. He's in perfect voice." Get an exclusive down- load through Monday at 03.23_Personality.lo.indd 1 3/6/14 12:00 PM © PARADE Publications 2014. All rights reserved

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