Thursday, April 26, 2007

Around The Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

LONDON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A toddler in London got curious while potty training and had to be rescued by firefighters after he got a toilet seat stuck to his head. The two-and-a-half-year- old boy put his head through a small trainer seat and firefighters used dish washing liquid on his head and ears to slide off the seat.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Valet parking in Santa Monica, California, isn’t just for cars anymore, now it’s for bicycles too. Santa Monica officials are hiring valets to park bikes for people around the area and also plan to open a bike center on Tuesday (May 1), that will feature hot showers and locker rooms where bikers can freshen up. The bike services are following trends in Long Beach, California, where bike services include parking and attendants who fill up your bike tires and even repair bikes. -- WASHINGTON – Everything is big in Texas – especially allergy season. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation has just listed its list of the top five Spring Allergy Capitals and two of them are in Texas. Tulsa, Oklahoma ranks in at No. 1, followed by Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas; Fort Myers, Florida, San Antonio, Texas, and Tucson, Arizona.

MAYNARD, Mass. – If you want your career to tank, wear tank tops and expose your bra straps and underwear at the office. According to a survey by, 55 percent find tank tops and exposed undies the worst workplace fashion faux pas, while 29 cringe when their co-workers wear flip flops at the office. Eight percent are also offended by Hawaiian shirts and the same percentage hates seeing their fellow employees in shorts.
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Jeanne Wolf’s Hollywood: Celebrity Advance Items From Movies.Com

HOLLYWOOD (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If acting doesn’t work out for Jessica Biel, she’d have a great career as a diplomat. columnist Jeanne Wolf recently asked the actress which actor she’s worked with was the best kisser. She claims it was a tie between Ed Norton, her co-star in The Illusionist; and Adam Sandler, her smooching partner in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, but adds, “They were all very good.”

HOLLYWOOD – Being declared the “Sexiest Woman Alive” should be a big break, but not for Jessica Biel. She tells Jeanne Wolf that her brother thought the honor was ridiculous, her friend gave her “crap” for it and, worse, she says, “I don’t think it helped me get any jobs.” However, Biel says her dad “couldn’t have been prouder.”

HOLLYWOOD – Stone Cold Steve Austin has an important message for the youth of America: Don’t go on eBay when you’re drunk. The wrestler-turned-action-star tells Jeanne Wolf that he bought a 1996 Ford Bronco on eBay but overpaid because he was drunk. He adds: “I don’t get on eBay anymore and drink. Don’t drink and drive. Don’t drink and eBay!” – HOLLYWOOD – Actor David Arquette thinks the recent Virginia Tech shootings are tragic, but hopes Americans get their priorities straight. He tells Jeanne Wolf: “They can worry about one crazy kid that’s gonna go nuts, and that’s tragic. But what we have to do is change the way the world views violence. Our world leaders are signing pieces of paper that allow the ultimate act of violence, war, to exist in the world.”

HOLLYWOOD – Whoever said acting was easy will get an argument from Justin Chatwin. He’s the star of the new supernatural thriller The Invisible and was required to do many of his own stunts, including getting hit by a car and hoisted in the air on the wire. However, the worst part for him was getting dunked in water because, as he tells Jeanne Wolf, “I’m allergic to the rubber in wetsuits, so I couldn’t wear one. But maybe it added to the performance.”

HOLLYWOOD – Nicolas Cage usually keeps his private life private but he couldn’t help but bring his wife, Alice, into the act for his new film, Next. Cage tells Jeanne Wolf that one of the scenes required his character, a magician, to call a stranger out of the audience. In his words, “She’s never acted before. She’s not interested in being an actress. But I thought it would be fun for us to have that moment together.”

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