Thursday, November 9, 2006

Around The Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

RAPID CITY, S.D. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Officials in Rapid City, South Dakota, are tearing down a house that’s been overrun with cat poop. The decision was made after neighbors complained about the stench. Authorities searched the home which was littered with dead cats and excrement.

TEMPE, Ariz. – A burger joint in Tempe, Arizona, called the Heart Attack Grill is living up to its name by offering up an 8,000- calorie burger. The monstrosity has four beef patties that weigh two pounds, three cheese layers, four levels of bacon, plus all the fixings. Says a spokesman: “You have to be a real man to dine here.”

ORANGE PARK, Fla. – A man in Orange Park, Florida, says two bibles in his shirt pocket saved his life from a deadly bullet. The man was taking out the garbage when two men shot him with a rifle. He suffered chest pains but was not injured and credits the two New Testament bibles in his pocket as the reason for his survival.

UMLAZI, South Africa – A mother was horrified in Umlazi, South Africa, to find that her newborn was missing a pinkie – even though she was born with all ten fingers. Nurses believe the baby either ate her own finger or a cockroach bit it off.
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Jeanne Wolf’s Hollywood: Celebrity Advance Items From Movies.Com

HOLLYWOOD (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Some actors might not enjoy having their privates whacked at all day but newly crowned James Bond actor Daniel Craig enjoyed it. According to columnist Jeanne Wolf, the new Bond film, Casino Royale, features a scene where Bond is buck naked while a villain wallops his genitals with a knotted rope. Says Craig: “It was actually one of the easier scenes. I sat and listened to The Clash and a bit of Foo Fighters to get myself amped up.”

HOLLYWOOD – Daniel Craig knew when he was cast as James Bond in the new flick, Casino Royale, that he’d have to say, “The name is Bond, James Bond,” but he tried to avoid it until the last possible moment. According to Jeanne Wolf, Craig avoided practicing the immortal line in front of a mirror because he didn’t want to “hex it.” As he puts it: “I realized those words had to feel just part of another day of shooting. I didn’t want to make them so important that when it came to saying them, I’d get nervous.”

HOLLYWOOD – Russell Crowe reunited with Gladiator director Ridley Scott for the new romantic comedy, A Good Year, and he says the two of them often talk about doing a sequel to the Roman drama. He tells Jeanne Wolf that he wants to do the Gladiator sequel but admits, “We did kind of making it tricky for ourselves, considering we killed the character at the end of the first one. But there’s been stranger things happen out of Hollywood.”

HOLLYWOOD – Eva Longoria is no dog but she felt like one while filming an intense scene with Christian Bale in the new drama, Harsh Times. She tells Jeanne Wolf: “He is really tall and large and I’m tiny. I thought, ‘Here I am going ‘yap-yap-yapp’ like a chihuahua barking at a mastiff. Christian is yelling at me and I am yelling back at him so close that spit would come out of his mouth.”

HOLLYWOOD – Eva Longoria is happy that she hasn’t been typecast in strictly Latin roles but admits there’s one part she’s desperate to play. She tells Jeanne Wolf: ‘Number one on my dream list would be to play Wonder Woman.”

HOLLYWOOD – Will Ferrell is getting asked lots of questions about what it’s like to star in a serious film like Stranger Than Fiction after being associated with comic roles. However, his co-star in the film, Emma Thompson, thinks his work on Saturday Night Live was actually perfect training. She tells Jeanne Wolf: “Comedy’s your best possible training for acting because acting’s always got to be underpinned with humor. Otherwise, it’s, well, humorless. Will did it effortlessly. It’s really irritating, actually.”

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