A gorgeous Hollywood couple not only is bringing glamour and attention to San Antonio but also plenty of dough. . .delicious dough.
Actor Armie Hammer, fast becoming one of the hottest stars in movies — with his memorable turn as both Winklevoss twins in “The Social Network” and upcoming lead role in “The Lone Ranger” — and his model-actress-journalist wife Elizabeth Chambers of San Antonio are planning to open a bakery here March 31.
Hammer, who has been doing the guest circuit on many a TV talk show for his latest movie, “Mirror Mirror,” also has been utilizing the exposure to talk up his wife’s newest brainchild: Bird Bakery in Alamo Heights.
Tuesday, for instance, he appeared on hit daytime talk show, “Ellen.” Though the dreamy 6-foot-5 actor talked about “Mirror, Mirror” — a different take on the “Snow White” tale in which he plays Prince Alcott — a good chunk of his chat with Ellen DeGeneres focused on food not film. Specifically, he told her about his wife’s new pastry and coffee café.
Hammer indicated that the bakery — located next to TCBY at 5912 Broadway — will feature recipes adapted from those of Elizabeth’s grandmother, so the bakery has a special place in Elizabeth’s heart.
After the show, I stopped by the place, which is still under construction, and peeked in. Right away, I was impressed by the vintage-looking coffee machine and old-timey fixtures and décor. According to neighborhood buzz, it not only will be a hot stop for tasty coffee and tea, but also homemade pastries galore, including 12 kinds of cupcakes.
Chambers, a native of San Antonio, also will be giving her hometown some fun publicity on “Access Hollywood” Monday.”I am doing an Easter cupcake segment,” she wrote in an e-mail, “and will be sure to give plenty of S.A. love.”
Out of the kitchen, Chambers is the chief correspondent for the Human Rights Foundation; a correspondent for the E! News Bureau and “Access Hollywood”; and a regular contributor on Fox News Channel.
She also worked as an anchor and correspondent at Current TV from 2004-2009, covering everything from political issues to the oil crises. She famously crossed the border from Mexico to the United States with illegal immigrants for a story that was recorded over a time span of more than 48 hours.
Elizabeth has hosted a variety of shows on NBC, CBS, Fox, Fox Business Network and the Speed Channel. Her film credits include a role in the Dwayne Johnson film, “The Game Plan” and she’s guest-starred on many a TV show including “Criminal Minds,” “Moonlight” and “Shark.”
Both Chambers and Hammer have been seen at the Alamo Heights location and all reports characterize the couple as extremely likable. And don’t forget to look at her feet; from what I hear, the beautiful celeb sometimes goes in for some crazy cool shoes!
Photos: Getty Images, Jeanne Jakle