12 June 2000
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Nic Cage Gives Kryptonite To "Superman Lives" Movie
has pulled out of the fifth instalment of the Superman films in frustration at constant delays. The Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)
star was to have played the superhero in the role that shot Christopher Reeve
to fame, but has given up waiting for Superman Lives to ever be made. He says, "At first it seemed like fun but too much time has passed. I wanted to part company with it."
Jim Carrey's Version Of A Singles Bar
Liz Hurley Caught In Clinch With Hugh Lookalike
Estee Louder girl Lis Hurley has been snapped on the streets of New York sharing a kiss with film producer Guy Louthan - less than a month after splitting from Hugh Grant
. Louthan, who Hurley's previously described as "just a good friend, " bears an uncanny resemblance to Grant, her partner of 13 years. Reports of the burgeoning love between Liz and Guy first surfaced after they arrived together at her $1.6 million London flat on the night of her split with Notting Hill (1999)
star Grant. Liz is currently in New York filming Double Whammy with Denis Leary
and The Big Lebowski (1998)
's Steve Buscemi
Luke Perry A Father Again
Actor Luke Perry
is celebrating after the birth of his second child. Sophie weighed in at seven pounds, 14 ounces, when delivered on Wednesday night at a Los Angeles hospital. Former 90210 star Perry and his wife Minnie already have one son, two-year-old Jack. Publicist Paul Bloch
says, "Both mother and daughter are doing well. Mr. and Mrs. Perry are ecstatic about the new addition to their family. " Perry stars in the upcoming thriller Enemy, The (2001)
Simpsons Man Warns Students Of Perils Of Real Life
The Simpsons creator Matt Groening
addressed a group of 1, 300 college students - and warned them how tough life would be. Cartoonist Groening addressed students about to receive degrees from his old college, Evergreen State in Olympia, Washington, on Friday and told them real life won't be like an episode of The Simpsons. Instead, he said, it will be more like Survivor - the game show involving castaways on a rat-infested island. He said, "This is what real life is like. Sure you get a team, but you can't really trust them. They will bicker with you. They will act like big babies. They will wash their underwear in the communal cooking pot. But you all have to stick together, at least until it's time to vote one of your teammates off the island. I guess what I'm trying to say is, maybe it's not too late to apply to grad school."
Jim Carrey Suffers For The Sake Of Comedy
is willing to risk a battered and bruised body for the sake of comedy realism. The Mask, The (1994)
star insists on performing his own stunts for films - and often finds it a painful experience. He says, "If it means a bruise or a bang or possibly a sprained ankle if you do it wrong then I'd rather do it myself because the audience wants to know that it's you doing the bit." And while making the new Farrelly Brothers film Me, Myself and Irene (2000)
, he got in some particularly painful positions. He adds, "I was hurting myself every day. I would go home and go, `oh a jugular's open!' I was beat up pretty badly but in the moment you don't really think about it, you're just going for the comedy. The thing falling off the fence and flying down the hill, the hill was much steeper than anybody expected. It wasn't planned that I would fly back up into the frame and I sprained my ankle for real during the rehearsals of that scene. I spun over, jumped off my left foot to get back up into the frame and they caught me perfectly. I would've been killed if they had missed but it's a bit thrill seeking. It's X games."
Clooney And Crawford The Hotel Bosses
Actor George Clooney
and supermodel Cindy Crawford
are teaming up to open their own hotel. The pair are getting together thanks to Clooney's best pal - Cindy's millionaire bar owner husband Rande Gerber. According to insiders, the trio have already bid for a building on the prestigious Sunset Strip in Los Angeles.
O'donnell Defends Weapon For Son's Bodyguard
Talk show host and gun control advocate Rosie O'Donnell has hit back at critics who claim she's a hypocrite for hiring an armed bodyguard. O'Donnell regularly speaks out in favor of stricter controls on guns but shocked fans recently when she allowed her son's bodyguard to apply for a concealed weapon permit. She says, "Whether or not my family is in need of armed guards, that doesn't change my position on gun control. It's not inconsistent." National Rifle Association officials and others have accused O'Donnell of hypocrisy since the bodyguard - who will accompany her five-year-old son to kindergarten - applied for the permit. But O'Donnell says the bodyguard will not carry the gun to school and now says her son may change schools because of the row. She also criticized police in Greenwich, New York for releasing information about the application.
Rupert's Ideal Woman
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Actor Rupert Everett
may be buddy-buddy with Madonna, but if he was a woman, he says he'd be Naomi Campbell
. Everett, who last starred with Madonna in Next Best Thing, The (2000)
says that although he's a big fan of Maddy, Naomi has the better body. He says, "I'd love to have her body. Naomi has the most extraordinary body. Madonna has a great body too. The amazing thing about Madonna is how small she is and how much energy she has coming out of that small body." But although the idea of being a woman does hold some appeal to him, he's not ready for a sex-change just yet. He adds, "The only time I'd like to be a woman is at the end of my life. Men have a crisis around the age of 65 and all the ones I know never get over it. As soon as they can't have a sex life and their job goes, they fall to pieces and can't pull it back together."