NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Historian and best-selling author Stephen Ambrose asked Southern governors to support a planned museum exhibit that would help each state recount its unique contributions to the World War II effort.
"All of America needed your state's help in 1941 to win that victory," Ambrose said Monday at a Southern Governors Association luncheon at the National D-Day Museum, which he founded.
"Nearly every one of you sitting in the audience today have ancestors who participated in the war at home or overseas. Your support for this project is the best way you can say 'thank you' to them for what they did."
The exhibit's title, "We're All in This Together," plays off a common phrase in America during World War II. The goal is for each state to have two identical multimedia kiosks -- one in the museum in New Orleans and another at their own state capital complex.
Fallon can't do Woody Allen impression
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jimmy Fallon is known for his impressions of celebrities, from Adam Sandler and Jerry Seinfeld to Alanis Morissette and Dave Matthews. But there's one voice that eludes him.
"I can't do Woody Allen to this day. I worked with him and I can't even do him," Fallon said in a recent interview with The Associated Press. "I just sound like John Travolta when he was really young."
The 27-year-old "Saturday Night Live" comedian joked that he knows he has an impression down perfectly "when you don't have to tell people who it is." He thinks his best one is of Robin Williams.
"I just like that one because it's, like, so many different things," Fallon said. "Robin Williams is amazing. He does, like, 20 people. There is no real Robin Williams. He does the gay choreographer, he's like, a preacher, and he's a hick from upstate New York, in five minutes."
Garrett doesn't like Smith reality show
NEW YORK (AP) -- Leif Garrett doesn't understand the appeal of Anna Nicole Smith's new reality show.
"The Anna Nicole Show" on E! Entertainment Television, which follows the former Playboy playmate's wacky exploits, drew high ratings when it debuted this month. But Garrett says he can't watch it for more than a few minutes.
"Does she have any talent? I can't see it, I don't know what it is," the former teen idol told The Associated Press in a recent interview.
Garrett, who's been filming a movie with David Spade and performing with his band, said Smith's show and others like it are popular because "people are living vicariously through others, to be sure. As much as they hate it ... they get to live that through seeing it."
The 40-year-old's own life has been on display in an episode of VH1's "Behind the Music," which examined his battle with drugs and a car accident that left a friend paralyzed.
Garrett wishes the show had focused more on his music than his struggles, but he knows that's not what intrigues people.
"People want to see you crashing your car on Quaaludes, not helping the March of Dimes," he said.
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