Thursday, October 12, 2006

Around The Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

UNITED KINGDOM (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A new internet dating website made for people with sexually transmitted diseases has been launched by a woman in the United Kingdom who suffers from genital herpes. “Datepositive” was created to provide an online meeting place for those with STD’s and to educate the public about the subject. – SWEDEN – Sweden is considering putting a little red cottage on the moon with the help of the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC). The idea was thought up by artist Mikael Genberg and could become a reality by 2011. The cottage would be no bigger than 26 square feet and just under nine pounds for it to be small enough to be placed on the terrain by a moon landing device. If the project prevails, Sweden would be third country to occupy the moon. – GRAND HAVEN, MICHIGAN – An embarrassing typo on Michigan election ballots will cost Ottawa County a whopping $40,000 to correct. The misprint: The “L” was left out of the word “public,” in the text of a proposed amendment to the state constitution. A total of 170,000 ballots will have to be reprinted.
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Jeanne Wolf’s Hollywood: Celebrity Advance Items From Movies.Com

HOLLYWOOD (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Sandra Bullock is happily married to biker Jesse James but it isn’t his motorcycle that helps keep the marriage going. Bullock tells Jeanne Wolf that she’s “always kind of skittish” when she gets on a bike with him. Says Bullock: “I trust Jesse completely; except when he starts lane-splitting. I hate that. I’ll be on the back, screaming like a fishwife. I’m sure I take away from the joy of his ride.”

HOLLYWOOD – Kate Winslet knows how to glam it up for the red carpet, but the actress tells Jeanne Wolf she likes to play roles that are less than glamerous – like her character in the new flick Little Children. Says Winslet: “I much prefer playing characters who look kind of ugly and unkempt hair and strange clothing; I was like, Come on, let’s make her look really bad; let’s put her in the worst imaginable shirt and overalls you’ve ever seen.”

HOLLYWOOD – Ryan Phillippe practiced his role as an army medic in the new flick Flags of our Father on a dummy in his hotel room in Iceland. He tells Jeanne Wolf: “I got the prop guys to give me a male dummy to practice on, and every night I’d be putting on pressure bandages and tourniquets. I left the dummy in my room and I know it freaked the maid out. I would put him in different positions every time I left to surprise her.”

HOLLYWOOD – In her new film Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker, Alicia Silverstone has some intense fight scenes but the actress admits she didn’t do any of the stunts. She tells Jeanne Wolf: “Our stunt doubles were these two Chinese guys. One dressed up as me and it was pretty funny to have a man wearing this huge blonde wig and butt pad.” Silverstone says she wanted her character to channel martial arts legend Bruce Lee.

HOLLYWOOD – Amber Tamblyn says she and spooky co-star Takako Fuji really bonded during the filming of the horror sequel The Grudge 2. Tamblyn says Fuji was a big fan of her flick The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants back in her home country of Japan. Tamblyn tells Jeanne Wolf: “She’d been in this scary makeup and she’d come running up with a magazine to show me where it was playing in Japan. I have to admit it was a little strange.

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