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Hollywood icon Al Pacino doesn't mess around when it comes to researching for roles.

Hollywood icon Al Pacino doesn't mess around when it comes to researching for roles.

Friday, May 21, 2010 1:46 GMT

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – When veteran actor Al Pacino takes on a role, he fully becomes the character. Pacino is preparing to play a Jewish moneylender in a theater production of Shakespeare’s The Merchant Of Venice, so he’s been doing his research. He’s been visiting a Hasidic synagogue to observe Jewish rituals and has swayed in prayer along with fellow worshippers.

NEW YORK – Sarah Jessica Parker plans to take her seven-year-old son James Wilkie to see Sex And The City 2. Parker thinks her young, “clever” son is ready for her mature film, although she will be making excuses to take him out of the theater during two extra sexy scenes that aren’t suitable for kids. She figures she’ll just take James to get popcorn during those moments.

LA HABRA, Calif. – How’s this for ironic – Octomom Nadya Suleman, who famously has 14 kids, is urging people to spay and neuter their pets. Suleman has agreed to display a PETA sign in her yard that advocates fixing pets which reads: Don’t let your dog or cat become an Octomom. In exchange for the ad, PETA is paying Suleman $5,000 and giving her a month’s supply of vegan hot dogs and Boca burgers so she can feed her young.

HOLLYWOOD – Jerry O’Connell has just scored the most hands-on internship ever. He’s signed on to play an attorney alongside Jim Belushi in a new TV drama called The Defenders. O’Connell is currently a student at Southwestern Law School in L.A. but is putting his studies on hold for this new role, which will definitely put his legal skills to the test.

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