HOLLYWOOD Oscar-winning actor Billy Bob Thornton shows off his musical talents on his new album, Beautiful Door, but before rock stardom and showbiz, Thornton tells Jeanne Wolf he had another talent. Thornton says, I was the local high school baseball hero. I actually had a tryout with the [MLB] Kansas City Royals, but I broke my collarbone during training camp and had to drop out. Who knows what wouldve happened if Id made it.
HOLLYWOOD Sexy star Catherine Zeta-Jones plays a passionate New York chef in her film No Reservations, but in real life, her and husband Michael Douglas agree that shes no master in the kitchen. Zeta-Jones tells Jeanne Wolf, [When I was cast for the chef role] Michael said, Thatll be the biggest stretch of your career. That may sound a little mean, but I tried to cook for him when we were dating, and I nearly burned his kitchen down.
HOLLYWOOD Aaron Eckhart plays a professional chef who falls for Catherine Zeta-Jones in No Reservations, but he tells Jeanne Wolf that he wasnt as smooth with kitchen knives as it appears on the big screen. Eckhart explains, I had a stunt slicing double, but I did a lot of vegetable chopping myself, and I cut myself more than once. In one scene Abigail Breslin was watching me chop an onion, and I looked over and her face was turning white. I realized I had nearly cut my fingernail off and the onion was turning red. There was blood everywhere.
HOLLYWOOD Lindsay Lohan is in some serious trouble these days, but before her latest wild child arrest, the actress found a new hobby while researching her role as a stripper for her latest film, I Know Who Killed Me. Lohan tells Jeanne Wolf that she took exotic dancing classes similar to erotic yoga that required a lot of upper-body strength. Lohan adds, When I saw the scenes, I was surprised that I was dancing the way I was. Im actually going to keep taking lessons because it makes me feel good.
HOLLYWOOD OutKast rapper Big Boi tees off in the upcoming golfing flick, Whos Your Caddy?, and he can really hold his own on a golf course as long as the green isnt too wide. Big Boi tells Jeanne Wolf, I can drive a ball pretty good, but I just dont know where its going to end up after I hit it. I might be able to take Tiger Woods on a miniature golf course, since thats where Ive had some experience.
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