Roller derby star Alex Cohen spent three months training Ellen Page to perform her own stunts in Whip It. "A lot of skating is about confidence, and not getting freaked out," Cohen says. "Nobody wants permanent liver damage." [WSJ]
The Portland, OR roller derby scenes rock. I wish I was bad ass enough to do it, but I bruise when I brush up against something and my one attempt at kick boxing left me looking like I'd been tied up and beaten to the point where strangers were staring at the poor abused woman wondering if they should offer help. So I have to limit myself to being a fan.