What was expected just to be a summer popcorn flick about five friends trying to lose their virginity before graduation turned into a box office hit—and a pop-culture phenomenon that made stars of its cast. As the original celebrates its 20th anniversary, we check in to see what American Pie 's cast has been doing since its debut. Biggs, now 40, played protagonist Jim Levenstein , who made enjoying apple pie uncomfortable for millions. He checked himself into a day alcohol addiction program a week later. He began dating actress Katie Holmes in The couple got engaged around Christmas , but ended their relationship in
A teenage girl attempting to sail solo around the world was rescued yesterday in a remote spot of the Indian Ocean, bringing to a successful conclusion the dramatic bid to save her life. Sixteen-year-old American Abby Sunderland was picked up from her stricken vessel by a dinghy launched from the French fishing boat Ile de la Reunion. Her father, Laurence Sunderland, speaking to reporters outside their California home, said his daughter was safe and well: "She got out of her vessel with the clothes on her back, and we are just really excited and ecstatic that Abigail is in safe hands. She was in good spirits… she talked to her mother.
Forty years ago, June 8, , an Associated Press photographer, Nick Ut, was shooting photos outside of Trang Bang village, South Vietnam, when South Vietnamese planes accidentally dropped napalm bombs on Trang Bang, which had been occupied by North Vietnamese troops. Behind them are soldiers of the Vietnam Army 25th Division, June 8, Nine-year-old Kim Phuc was with a group of civilians trying to flee the village when the planes mistook them for soldiers and bombed them with naplam.