Thursday, November 2, 2006

Around The Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

WINTON, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Talk about waking the dead. Two suspects were arrested for stealing 30 grave ornaments from Merced County cemetery in Winton, California. Richard Post and Crystal Davis stole the small concrete statues, worth $50 to $700, and sold them for drug money at a much lower price. Davis posted bail and Post remains in jail in lieu of $10,000.

STUART, Fla. – A man’s foot fetish has caused a woman a lot of distress in Stuart, Florida. The man entered a home and licked the left big toe of a woman while she was sleeping. The woman’s husband woke up and chased the foot-fiend out of the home. The toe-sucking suspect is still at large.

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – One man’s Halloween costume was way too scary for police officers in South Portland, Maine. Tom Connolly was arrested at gunpoint for wearing an Osama Bin Laden Halloween costume, complete with plastic dynamite, toy grenades and a replica AK-47 assault riffle. Connolly, who is currently an attorney ran for Democratic governor in 1998, and was also the Democrat who tipped the media to George W. Bush’s 1976 drunk-driving incident. The political activist was released within a few hours on $500 bail.
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Jeanne Wolf’s Hollywood: Celebrity Advance Items From Movies.Com

HOLLYWOOD (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Sarah Michelle Gellar gives a “cutting edge” in her upcoming horror flick, The Return. That’s because the character she plays copes with boredom by cutting herself. Gellar gave herself many self-inflicted injuries while making the film and tells columnist Jeanne Wolf that she finds the concept of “pain than euphoria” “interesting.”

HOLLYWOOD – Sarah Michelle Gellar will put a lot of herself into a role – except when it comes to nudity. Gellar plays a porn queen in the upcoming movie, Southland Tales, and while she has some steamy moments with The Rock, she tells Jeanne Wolf her standing rule for any role is: “I’m not taking my clothes off.”

HOLLYWOOD – Will Ferrell has made sports movies about soccer and auto racing and is tackling ice skating and basketball for his next projects. He tells Jeanne Wolf that his two greatest loves are sports and comedy but admits he’s taking a risk by doing them. In his words, “[going] from race cars to ice skating to basketball “probably means I’ll never be allowed to make a sports movie ever again.”

HOLLYWOOD – Wilmer Valderrama has two sides to his public persona and wants to keep it that way. Valderrama will play Ponch in a big screen version of CHiPs and as he tells Jeanne Wolf: “I’ll be the Ponch for the new generation but I also want to convince young Hollywood to start talking about things that matter more than where everybody eats and what they’re wearing.”

HOLLYWOOD – Kate Winslet plays a sewer rat in the new film, Flushed Away, but admits she’s not fond of them in real life. She tells Jeanne Wolf she hates the creatures and says it’s because someone told her when she was young that “rats can jump at your throat.”

HOLLYWOOD – Passion Of The Christ star Jim Caviezel plays a terrorist in Denzel Washington’s upcoming action flick, Deja Vu, and he says the hardest part of the role came during his research. He tells Jeanne Wolf: “The chilling part for me was realizing that a guy like this only has to be right only once, while the people trying to stop him have to be right 100 percent of the time.”

HOLLYWOOD – Denzel Washington’s new film, Deja Vu, centers around a hunt for a terrorist but he insists it’s not a topical drama. He tells Jeanne Wolf: “It’s just a movie. A guy shows up and saves the day. That’s me, and we eat a lot of popcorn.”

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