Thursday, February 15, 2007

Around The Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A man in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, is looking at up to five years in prison for shooting himself in the foot. Patrick Hupf Jr. was cleaning his .22- caliber rifle when it accidentally went off and shot him in the right foot. He is being charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and could also be fined up to $25,000.

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. – A man in San Rafael, California, faked his own kidnapping to avoid telling his wife that he had crashed their new 2007 Ford Focus. Jorge Mejia admits he planned the kidnapping because he was worried about how his wife would react to the news.

MERU, Kenya – More than 20 boys were sent home from school in Meru, Kenya, to protect them from bullies who were making fun of them for being uncircumcised. According to school officials, it is taboo in Meru society to not have the operation before entering secondary school.

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. – Police in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, were shocked to find a stolen ATM machine in the back of a man’s car when they pulled him over for another burglary charge. The man is in custody and police are looking for more stolen goods.
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Jeanne Wolf’s Hollywood: Celebrity Advance Items From Movies.Com

HOLLYWOOD (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Christina Ricci says she’s “a prude” in real life, but had no problem staying naked while filming scenes as sexually dysfunctional nymphomaniac for Black Snake Moan. She tells columnist Jeanne Wolf that she didn’t want to appear self- conscious on camera, so she stayed nude as much as possible between scenes. She says the gravity of her decision came a few months later when she was brushing her teeth at home in her underwear and thought to herself: “Oh, my God; I was half naked for two months on that set, and my ass was on camera.”

HOLLYWOOD – Christina Ricci has some hot sex scenes in Black Snake Moan with co-star Justin Timberlake, but those bedroom moves didn’t translate elsewhere. She tells Jeanne Wolf: “[JT] made fun of me because I can’t dance. Finally, I asked him to teach me how to pop and lock, but apparently, popping and locking are two different things that don’t go together. So I never got my dance lesson.”

HOLLYWOOD – In Black Snake Moan, Samuel L. Jackson plays an ex-blues singer who tries to cure town tramp Christina Ricci of her nymphomania by chaining her to a radiator. That wasn’t hard for Jackson who admits to Jeanne Wolf: “You’d know if you saw my home movies that it’s not my first experience chaining somebody to something.”

HOLLYWOOD – Samuel L. Jackson says it was a bit daunting to sing and play the blues in Black Snake Moan – but not out of his character. He tells Jeanne Wolf that the shower is where he does most of his singing and it was “daunting to pick up a guitar and then to actually have to sing publicly.” Luckily, he points out, the blues “lends itself to the fact that you don’t have to be the best singer in the world.”

HOLLYWOOD – Some people might find a flaming skull scary, but not Nicolas Cage. According to Jeanne Wolf, the star of Ghost Rider thinks the human skull is one of his favorite designs in nature and adds, “It’s gorgeous.” Plus, he points out, “You have [a skull], and I have one, so how bad can it really be?”

HOLLYWOOD – Actor James McEvoy is best known for co- starring with Forest Whitaker in The Last King Of Scotland, but he’s more concerned with the attention being given to his newest co-star, Kiera Knightley, who he appears with in The Atonement. He tells Jeanne Wolf that any anorexic allegations are absurd. In his words, “I know they say she’s skin and bones, but Kiera was fine. I mean, she has a big head and skinny neck and her breasts aren’t humongous. But she’s not anorexic. I felt every part of her body in several scenes, so I should know. There’s meat on those bones.”

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