Actor's death: Actor Chris Penn, whose latest film was scheduled to premiere today at the Sundance Film Festival, was found dead Tuesday at a condominium near the beach in Santa Monica, Calif., according to police.

Police said they discovered the 40-year-old actor's body around 4 p.m. Lt. Frank Fabrega said there were no obvious signs of foul play.

Mara Buxbaum, publicist for Penn's brother, Sean Penn, issued a statement saying, "The Penn family would appreciate the media's respect of their privacy during this difficult time."

Chris Penn's credits included "Mulholland Falls," "Rumble Fish," "All the Right Moves," "Footloose," "Rush Hour" and "Reservoir Dogs."

Chris Penn's latest film, "The Darwin Awards," was scheduled to premiere at 6 p.m. today at the Eccles Theatre.

All aboard!: Rosie O'Donnell and Kelli Carpenter O'Donnell will speak at 1 p.m. today at a panel about their film "All Aboard! Rosie's Family Cruise." Their Emmy-nominated director, Shari Cookson, will also speak on the panel. The panel will be at the Queer Lounge, the hip physical venue for gay and gay-friendly festivalgoers.

Rosie and Kelli started the world's first cruise ship for gay and lesbian families, which the film documents. However, after a weeklong vacation, free of homophobia, the group confronts hateful protesters once they disembark. The panel is open to the public and free, as space allows.

Guessing game: One of the most popular attractions at this year's Sundance Film Festival isn't the stars or the movies. It's a spot-the-Sundance-character guessing game that precedes each screening.

Each Sundance showing kicks off with a "screenwash" that features a photo collage of engraved or paper cut-out characters from former Sundance festival movies, all sitting in a movie theater. And Sundance audiences have been having fun trying to spot who the characters are.

Among the more obvious are:

—"Napoleon Dynamite" (Jon Heder) and his brother Kip (Aaron Ruell) from that 2004 film.

—Stephen Chow and his pal (Lam Tze Chung) from the 2005 selection "Kung-Fu Hustle."

—A pair of necking penguins from "March of the Penguins."

—"Super Size Me" director Morgan Spurlock with a mouthful of french fries.

Atlanta-based Primal Screen produced the "screenwash," which can also be seen on the "Live at Sundance" Webcasts at www.sundance.org.