*Inspired by Shirley MacLaine's assertion that the best parts for actresses fall into one of the above categories.

Jessica Biel To Strip For Stardom, SAG Award

Jessica Biel's improbable attainment of A-list status continues apace: The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the current Elle cover girl may be initiated into Tinseltown's clique of serious actresses using a method employed by many a starlet before her: Acting like a whore! Says the paper:

[Powder Blue] follows a suicidal ex-priest (Whitaker), a stripper (Biel) with a terminally ill son, an elderly ex-con seeking to reunite with his daughter and a lovelorn mortician whose lives intersect in Los Angeles on Christmas Eve.

Wow, this flick sounds sorta like Striptease meets Crash with a little Six Feet Under and It's A Wonderful Life thrown in for good measure. Perhaps Jessica is smarter than we thought!

Whitaker, Biel Take Shine To 'Powder' [Hollywood Reporter]