Katherine Heigl: 'I Certainly Don't See Myself as Being Difficult'

Katherine Heigl is not hard to work with. She promises!

The actress, who met with the press Sunday to promote her new NBC drama State of Affairs, found herself having to defend the perception that she’s not always a team player on TV and movie sets.

Sarah Jessica Parker Performs in Kids' Talent Show – at the White House

Sarah Jessica Parker reprised her long-ago Broadway starring role in Annie onstage Tuesday with some very special costars.

The actress and member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) joined students from the King School in Portland, Oregon, at the first-ever White House Talent Show, hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama.

Oprah Winfrey, Quvenzhané Wallis & More Honored at ESSENCE's Black Women in Hollywood Awards

Before the Oscars honor the best in film on Sunday, ESSENCE is celebrating the achievements of Black women in film and television.

Beginning at 2:30 Thursday, the magazine will hold its sixth annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel, where six exemplary women in Hollywood will be honored, and you can watch the action live here.

Sarah Jessica Parker Shops for Her Twins in Cincinnati

Sarah Jessica Parker and True Blood’s Alfre Woodard stepped out in Cincinnati on Saturday to campaign for President Barack Obama – but Parker managed to squeeze in a little shopping, too.

The actresses – who were encouraging women to vote in the upcoming election – stopped into Sloane Boutique in Over-the-Rhine, Ohio.

“Sarah was so nice and so pleasant to be around,” the boutique’s owner tells PEOPLE. “Very humble and very down-to-earth.”

Meet Miss Globe 2010: Alfre Woodard's Daughter

Young Hollywood welcomes its newest member: Mavis Spencer, daughter of Golden Globe winner Alfre Woodard and writer/producer Roderick Spencer, who was named Miss Golden Globe 2010 Tueday night in Los Angeles.

“I’m very new to this, it’s very surreal right now,” Spencer, 18, told PEOPLE at the Golden Globe Awards Party Honoring Young Hollywood.

Chimed in Woodard, 57: “I told Mavis, it’s just like your Grandma’s cocktail party, find someone who is interesting and have a chat.”

What Challenges Uma Thurman?

Uma Thurman’s life seems glamorous – movie premieres (such as for Be Cool, her film with John Travolta, opening March 4), fabulous clothes, jet-setting vacations. But really, she’s another single working mom trying to balance career and kids. “It’s really, really hard,” she says. “Actually, my ex-husband (Ethan Hawke) said to me the other day that I clearly was someone who wanted to be a full-time mother, and still wanted to be an actress, and that I kept insisting I could do it, but I couldn’t.