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How the Stars are Celebrating Thanksgiving

Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the 55th Annual Drama Desk Awards on May 23, 2010, in New York.
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NEW YORK (CBS) The time to give thanks is upon us, and some of Hollywood's hottest celebrities are stuffed with plans for the holiday.

CBSNews.com caught up with the stars to find out what they had in store for this year's Turkey Day.

"I'm making my own traditions right now, I'm hosting Thanksgiving for the first time," actress Anne Hathaway told us. "I've just had to deal with the classic Thanksgiving conundrum of there's too many people coming for the size turkey I can fit in my oven. So I've decided to make one turkey the traditional way and deep fry another turkey."

Not exactly the healthiest choice, but a good way to economize space in a tight kitchen.

And what's Hathaway's "Love and Other Drugs" co-star Jake Gyllenhaal up to this year? This Prince of Persia likes to keep things close to home.

"I'm going to be with my family and we're all going to cook together," he said. "And I'm super excited about it. There's actually nothing I love more than getting together with my family around the dinner table because that's sort of what we're best at."

Canadians have their own version of Thanksgiving, although some things transcend cultures. Canada's own Rachel McAdams said her family enjoys chowing down the most. "Food seems to be the number one thing we do at my house. So it's like three days all towards this 30-minute meal. My mom always says that it takes so long to make it and then we eat it in two seconds. And we told her she's not allowed to say that anymore. So, that's our tradition."

Traditions aside, some stars will actually have to work during the holiday. Country music's sweetheart Carrie Underwood will be performing at this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. But don't feel bad for her - Underwood revealed that her family doesn't have big plans for the day either.

"We really don't do any big traditions," she said. "It was last year or the year before my sister and I went to a shelter and volunteered and then ordered pizza afterwards. So we just kind of do whatever...it's just all about being with people that you love."

And don't feel too guilty about yourself if you've been slacking with your personal plans for Thanksgiving. Even top stars can be lax with their arrangements. Just five days before the big holiday, Halle Berry still remained stumped, "I don't know [what I'm doing for Thanksgiving] yet. That's too far away. I'm just right here tonight and that's all I know."

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    Ken Lombardi is an entertainment reporter for CBS News. He has interviewed over 300 celebrities, including Clint Eastwood, Oprah Winfrey and Tom Hanks.