New York Times: Brooke Shields Has Worn Many Hats. Now She's a Labor Boss.

Brooke Shields has a new office. It's empty, and she hasn't figured out how she wants to furnish it, or even how often she'll be there, but it's a sign of her new and unexpected status, as president of Actors' Equity Association, the labor union representing theater actors and stage managers in the United States.

Shields's candidacy was a surprise, even to herself. But when Kate Shindle, who had led the union for nine years, announced in April that she was stepping down. Shields's music director suggested she consider the opening, and soon enough, she had tossed her hate in the ring, and in May she won the vote by members, defeating two more-seasoned labor activists. She's already led her first meeting of the union's council, and came away realizing she has a lot to learn, starting with parliamentary procedure.