Thursday, July 13, 2006

Around The Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

BORNEO ISLAND, Malaysia (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A man on Borneo Island, Malaysia, was fined one pig and a buffalo for breaking tribal rules and secretly marrying a second wife without getting his first wife’s permission. The man is being punished even though he agreed to divorce the second wife and stay with the mother of his children.

KEENESBURG, Colo. – A woman in Keenesburg, Colorado, is holding onto a 54-year-old hot dog that her recently deceased sister mailed back and forth to her over the decades. The wiener passing started as a prank between Flora and Rose Zimbelman when Flora slipped the frank into her sister’s suitcase. The joke quickly turned into a sisterly tradition.

GRONINGEN, Netherlands – Police in Groningen, Netherlands, are investigating a man they believe is stealing used tampons and sanitary napkins out of dorm garbage cans. It is not known what the man – who has been dubbed the “tampon maniac” – does with the soiled goods but he does leave notes for his “victims.”
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Jeanne Wolf’s Hollywood: Celebrity Advance Items From Movies.Com

HOLLYWOOD (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Scarlett Johansson is dishing the scoop on what it’s like to work with Woody Allen. According to columnist Jeanne Wolf, Johansson describes their relationship as that of “a young blossoming woman and a sort of droopy Jewish kind of yenta.” The two have made two movies together including their upcoming comedy, Scoop.

HOLLYWOOD – It’s not easy being a superhero and the hardest part may be having super sex. Uma Thurman plays a heroine named G-Girl in My Super Ex-Girlfriend and tells Jeanne Wolf that it wasn’t easy recording sexy sounds for the film’s love scene. In her words, “I was breaking up right and left. You have to go in and loop the dialogue going, ‘Oh, ahhhh, oooohhh, yes, yes.’ So you’re trying to sound orgasmic with all these male technicians standing around and you’re just dying inside.”

HOLLYWOOD – Luke Wilson goes to extremes in the name of art for his latest flick, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, including walking around with the word “Dick” on his forehead. Wilson says the film crew gave him such a hard time on set that he wore a hat when he wasn’t on camera. On the other hand, he had an easier time filming the scene where he bares his bottom. Wilson is proud there was no “butt double” on set and tells Jeanne Wolf it’s because he prepared for the scene by walking everywhere “just to pump up my glutes.”

HOLLYWOOD – Paul Giamatti works with director M. Night Shyamalan in The Lady In The Water, but he was more afraid about offending director Ron Howard. The film co-stars Howard’s daughter, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Giamatti says the former Opie Cunningham kept saying things like, “My daughter isn’t wearing much clothing, is she?” – and “Do you make out with her?” Giamatti was a little freaked out by the comments because he didn’t want to, as he puts it, “get my ass kicked by Ron Howard. And, believe me, he could kick it.”

HOLLYWOOD – Comedian Jay Mohr has a serious solution to the battle of the sexes. Mohr – who stars in the new wedding comedy The Groomsmen, tells Jeanne Wolf that “men are jerks and women are crazy,” and proposes a peace talk where “the men admit they’re jerks and the women go, ‘You know what, we are bananas.”’

HOLLYWOOD – Robert Downey, Jr. has been through numerous substance abuse programs so maybe he has an idea of what really works. Downey, who stars in A Scanner Darkly, admits that sometimes a certain movie or a song is better than advice when it comes to inspiring sobriety. As he tells Jeanne Wolf, “I’m pretty sure people tune out once they smell a lecture around the corner. That’s the way it was for me.”

HOLLYWOOD – If you want to make director M. Night Shyamalan angry, tell him you don’t like his films. That’s one reason why The Sixth Sense director left his longterm relationship at Disney to make The Lady In The Water for Warner Brothers. He tells Jeanne Wolf, “A film to me is like one of my kids. If you tell me my kid is not up to snuff, you’re going to be dealing with a pissed-off parent.”

HOLLYWOOD – John C. Reilly plays a race car driver in Talladega Nights: The Legend Of Ricky Bobby and he admits he couldn’t help but take his work home with him. He tells that Jeanne Wolf that after driving 150 miles per hour on a racetrack, he’d have to tell himself to slow down while driving home.

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