Thursday, August 17, 2006

Around The Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

LINCOLN, Neb. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A man from Lincoln, Nebraska, can’t get enough of a bad thing: He’s just been arrested for the 226th time. Police arrested Kevin Holder after they found burglar tools on him. Holder was first arrested back in 1980 and has served time for drug possession, assault and various misdemeanors.

RIVERTON, Utah – Families in a Riverton, Utah, neighborhood are in an uproar over a vent covering in one neighbor’s yard. Owner Darren Wood says its “abstract art” but others feel his “cactus” looks suspiciously like someone giving a one-finger salute. This could be the final draw in a neighborhood dispute that began ten months ago, when Wood started building his house.

NEW YORK – A lawyer from New York has won $310,000 from Starbucks after suffering nerve damage when a scalding cup of coffee fell on her foot. Alice Griffin says the barrista didn’t put a sleeve on her cup of joe then slid the coffee off the counter and onto her foot.

KENTON, Ohio – Two teenagers in Kenton, Ohio will serve 60 days in juvenile hall for pulling a prank that left one man disabled and another brain-damaged – but not until football season is over. Last November, the two all-star athletes placed a deer decoy on a country road as a joke then watched as a car swerved and crashed to avoid it. The judge also ordered that they write a 500-word essay titled “Why I Should Think Before I Act.”
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Jeanne Wolf’s Hollywood: Celebrity Advance Items From Movies.Com

HOLLYWOOD (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Ashton Kutcher inspired a generation of kids to wear trucker caps but he hopes he won’t convince them to start smoking. Kutcher tells columnist Jeanne Wolf he quit smoking after noticing that kids do copy celebrities. As he puts it, “I thought, ‘Whoa. Hold on man. I have to stop smoking.”’ Kutcher says he doesn’t want kids smoking just because he does, so he quit.

HOLLYWOOD – The onscreen chemistry between Step Up stars Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan is apparently there off screen as well. Dewan tells Jeanne Wolf that they have been an item since the movie wrapped but Tatum is more coy. As he puts it, “She’s not bad looking, so it’s not that hard to be really into her.”

HOLLYWOOD – David Duchovny had a hard time trusting one of his co-stars in the upcoming romantic comedy, Trust The Man: 7-year-old Cal Freundlich. That’s because the script required Cal to punch Duchovny in the family jewels and, Duchovny admits, “He was really pumped to do it.” According to Jeanne Wolf, Cal even tried to add an extra punch to the testes when Duchovny had no padding, forcing the former X- Files star to run behind the counter in terror. He says he’s glad he did that because, “When we finally did the scene, he whaled away; so I was really glad I was padded.”

HOLLYWOOD – Spike Lee is changing with the times. The director used to appear everywhere in public with a baseball cap but now he leaves the hat at home. He tells Jeanne Wolf this is because “I’m almost 50, so I can’t wear it anymore. I’m just getting too old for it.”

HOLLYWOOD – Juliana Margulies plays a tough flight attendant who fights back against killer reptiles in Snakes On A Plane, but don’t expect her to do that in real life. According to Jeanne Wolf, Margulies is somewhat of a wimp – if her boyfriend is around. As Margulies puts it: “When I’m home and I see a spider, I try to catch it and put it outside without hurting it. But if my boyfriend’s around, I act like a little girl and beg him to kill it.”

HOLLYWOOD – Elisha Cuthbert may or may not be returning to her hit series, 24. She hasn’t a clue. Although there are rumors of a big screen version of the Fox drama, she tells Jeanne Wolf, “Nobody has talked to me. Either that means I’m not going to be in it, maybe I’ll be in it, or maybe they aren’t going to do it at all.” However, she says if it does happen, she’d love to be a part of it.

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