PEOPLE: Jennifer Garner, Bryan Cranston get cozy prepping for new film; Kobe Bryant helps out Indiana high schoolers; Prince William honors late mother

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Acting duo work on getting cozy for film

Thanks to required intimacy training sessions to help them appear more natural as a longtime married couple for their new film "Wakefield," actress Jennifer Garner discovered a lot about her co-star, Bryan Cranston.

And she admits it was a feast for the senses.

"We sniffed each other. We checked out each other's feet. This is true. But Bryan smells delicious. He smells, you know, like Ivory soap, and I would sniff him, you know, anytime," Garner said before a special screening in New York.



Retired NBA star assists weary high schoolers

Kobe Bryant has come through with an assist for some high school students in Indiana by getting them out of a final exam.

William Pate is a student at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis. He told Bryant on Twitter that if the retired NBA superstar gave him a retweet, the students wouldn't have to take a final exam.

Pate included a picture of himself and his teacher shaking on the deal. Bryant came through, quoting Pate's request and adding a note, "Hope you have an A in this class."



Prince William honors late mother's legacy

Prince William paid tribute to his mother, the late Princess Diana, while presenting awards honoring her faith in the power of young people.

William said his mother "touched the lives of millions" during her life and still inspires "countless acts of compassion and bravery" two decades after her death in a car crash.

William and his brother, Prince Harry, presented the Legacy Award to 20 teenagers from around the world in London recently.



Today's birthdays: Actor Charles Aznavour is 93. Actor Michael Constantine is 90. Actor-director Richard Benjamin is 79. Actor Frank Converse is 79. Actress Barbara Parkins is 75. Songwriter Bernie Taupin is 67. Singer Morrissey is 58. Singer Johnny Gill is 51. Bassist Dan Roberts of Crash Test Dummies is 50. Model Naomi Campbell is 47. Actress Anna Belknap is 45. Actor Sean Gunn is 43. Actress Ginnifer Goodwin is 39. Actress Maggie Q is 38.

                                                                                 — The Associated Press


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