3 July 2000
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Clooney Tries To Avoid Wahlberg's Vomit
found filming on Perfect Storm, The (2000)
tough - because co-star Mark Wahlberg
suffered terrible bouts of projectile vomiting. The movie, recounting a 1991 fishing boat disaster, was mainly filmed in a large water tank rather than at sea, and although conditions were unpleasant, nothing was as bad as Mark's constant sickness. Clooney says, "It wasn't dangerous at all, it was never dangerous. It was a drag getting wet all the time but that wasn't dangerous. It was dangerous working with Mark though because he could throw up on you from 15 feet away and still hit you." But Mark says his condition only developed as a result of the movie - because he had actually done some research. He explains, "The sight of swordfish makes me nauseous. We didn't use any real fish in this movie, but I went out on a real fishing boat and took it upon myself to learn how to fish. On the boat they made me gut some fish and after that I felt ill whenever the swordfish were around."
Mr T Shouting About Beating Cancer
The A-Team star Mr. T
has won his battle against cancer - and is returning to Hollywood to give others the strength to fight the deadly disease. The muscle man was diagnosed with lymphoma in 1995 and went public with his plight to let others - particularly kids - know they weren't alone. And now, having been given the all clear, he's giving advice to others on how to deal with cancer. He says, "Don't quit. I was diagnosed with cancer in 1995 and I'm here to let people know, 'don't quit'. "A lot of people have been diagnosed with cancer, a lot of people are out there fighting cancer. I want people to take a tip from Mr T: I didn't commit suicide, I'm not crying the blues, I'm taking it in my stride. You can too."
Lucy Liu's Crush On Matt Damon
Ally McBeal star Lucy Liu
has an uncontrollable crush on Good Will Hunting (1997)
hunk Matt Damon
- and is determined to get her man. According to pals, Liu and Damon "met and had one intense night of passion" while Damon was dating Spanish beauty Penelope Cruz - something that just made Liu more determined. The pal adds, "That just made Lucy jealous, so she started a full-fledged catfight with Penelope." And now Damon and Cruz's relationship is over, Liu's preparing to move in for the kill. The friend continues, "Recently she wore an incredibly revealing dress to a Hollywood party because she knew Matt would be there. "She posed against walls and leaned seductively over tables directly in Matt's view. Then she approached him and the two flirted the evening away and sparks flew." And according to Damon's friends, the feeling's mutual. One admits, "Matt finds her incredibly sexy - and Lucy's about to twist him around her little finger. He's a goner."
Gibson Means Business
Movie star Mel Gibson
insists his production company, Icon, stands out from other celebrity-run businesses - because his is there to make films, not boost his ego. The Lethal Weapon (1987)
actor has slammed other stars' companies, claiming they do nothing of merit. He says, "Most of the production houses set up by `stars' are sort of vanity companies. They're just there for who-knows-what reason; they never produce anything. "But I was serious - I really wanted to do stuff, and I think people were surprised at that."
Cameron's Multiple Personalities
Sexy movie star Cameron Diaz
maintains that acting is the perfect job for her - because she's lots of different people in one body. The Mask, The (1994)
beauty says acting gives her the chance to unleash her multiple personalities. She explains, "I have so much fun acting because I'm a lot of different people, and acting gives me the opportunity to play around with that. "That's why I have the best job in the world. I get to be on the cover of Vanity Fair as one person and appear in Being John Malkovich
(1999) as another, and that's myidea of fun."
Model Mansion Madness
Supermodel Claudia Schiffer
has angered her Majorcan neighbours after erecting a metal fence around the site of her planned $8 million holiday mansion. The sexy blonde is facing abusive protestors who are being held outside the plot at Cap Anditxol, on the West coast of Majorca. Protestor Joan Pitarch says, "We don't want any iron curtains of Berlin walls here."
Lusty Liz Wants Hugh Back
Separated showbiz couple Hugh Grant
and Elizabeth Hurley
look set to get back together after sharing an intimate night last weekend. The Estee Lauder model spent the night with Hugh at their $1.6 million Chelsea home after having a meal in London's West End. The actress says, "We had a very naughty, but great night." She refused to disclose whether they are back together saying, "That's for me to know and you to find out."
Gabriel Byrne Attends Ex-Wife's Wedding
Heart-throb actor Gabriel Byrne
gave his blessing to ex-wife Ellen Barkin
- by attending her wedding to billionaire businessman Ron Perelman in New York last week. The End of Days (1999)
star joined his two children Romy and Jack at their mom's wedding. Gabriel says, "It was a great wedding. I wish them happiness and health and loving. Our children know that I have the highest respect for their mother, and the fact that our relationship didn't work out isn't something to be ashamed of. " Byrne and Barkin have remained close friends since they split after a five-year marriage. He adds, "We always put the children first and for me she is their mother, I am their father and we treat each other with the utmost respect."
Jackson A Hero In Pulp Friction
Hollywood star Samuel L. Jackson
became a real-life hero when he stepped in to protect a young girl being harassed by four men outside a restaurant. The actor starring in the remake of classic '70s movie Shaft
, stood between the frightened girl and the group of drunken men until the assailants fled.
Gielgud Revealed As Donor To Gay Rights Campaigners
Legendary actor Sir John Gielgud regularly made secret payments to a campaign group for homosexual rights. The star of stage and screen, who died in May, kept his donations to Stonewall secret because he didn't want to increase speculation about his private life - his own homosexuality was kept hidden from the public. Sir Ian McKellen
, actor and founder of Stonewall, paid tribute to his support. He says, "What a pity that he couldn't accept his honoured position as one of the most distinguished gay men who contributed so much to world theatre and, of late, to the film industry."
Ivana Trump Wants $3 Million For Water Shock
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Celebrity divorcee Ivana Trump
is suing an Italian TV station for $3 million after they doused her with water on a television show. Trump, who was paid $18, 000 to appear on Scherzi a Parte, a Candid Camera-style program, hadn't bargained on being deluged with water at the show's end, and insists she'd never have taken part if she knew what was going to happen to her. Her lawyer Daniel Harrigan says, "She would not have consented to fly all the way to Milan to have water thrown on her head. " Now Trump is after money - her lawsuit, filed on June 21 requests $3 million be paid in compensation for "bodily harm.... embarrassment and severe emotional distress. " She also wants $3, 000 for the outfit she wore on the show and $25, 000 for a Harry Winston
earring that she says was lost in the ensuing chaos. A spokesperson for the TV program declined to comment.