Post-Ellen DeGeneres and the dazed and confused episode that followed their break-up Anne Heche was hard at work on the film John Q (opening Feb. 15). The actress calls playing a tough hospital administrator opposite co-star Denzel Washington a relief from her woes. "Doing the movie was a real celebration for me in the transition of my life," she declares. "After you get the gift of trauma, you're able to open up to many things. I was closing a chapter of pain and crossing into joy."
Now married to cameraman Coley Laffoon, Heche expects their baby next month. Though she reportedly knows the baby's sex and even has a name in mind