2 December 2004
Jolie Embarrassed by Bra Flash
has become the latest star to suffer a 'wardrobe malfunction' - she was mortified when she discovered her bra was on show to a crowd of photographers. The actress wore a black coat down the red carpet at a preview screening of her latest film Alexander
in New York, but when she took it off inside the cinema, her top revealed flashes of her lingerie. A source told British magazine OK!
that Jolie was so upset, she sent her publicists to make the photographers erase the offending photos. Then she adjusted her top and posed again.
Crow Fan Cleared of Stalking Charge
A fan who stood accused of stalking and burglary after allegedly pursuing Sheryl Crow
for 15 months was cleared on all counts at Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday. Ambrose Kappos was arrested last year after allegedly gaining illegal entry into a New York City concert hall where the singer was rehearsing. Kappos had previously contacted Crow's family to try and arrange at date, saying he was her 'spiritual twin'. The jury rejected the notion that the 38-year-old had a dangerous obsession with Crow after only three hours of deliberation. Crow had admitted in court that, even though she was alarmed by the attention Kappos paid her, he had not contacted her personally or threatened her in any way. Kappos told reporters outside the courthouse, "This could have been better handled if it was recognized for what it was - an honorable man trying to court a good woman. A simple 'no thank you' from her or her duly appointed agents would have been satisfactory."
Pitt Hails Zeta-Jones' Drinking Skills
Hollywood star Brad Pitt
was shocked by his "beautiful, elegant" Ocean's Twelve
co-star Catherine Zeta-Jones
, when she drank more alcohol than her male castmates. The movie heart-throb was delighted when the Welsh beauty was cast as his character Rusty Ryan's love interest Isabel Lahiri in the crime caper sequel, and was astounded by her professionalism next to practical jokers Matt Damon
and George Clooney
. Pitt says, "I think the biggest joke was on Catherine because she actually thought we were making a movie. Being the new kid, nobody told her because she was up running lines and breaking down her character. We were just excited to get Catherine first of all because she brings this great elegance to it and a lot of the film was going to be focused on her own and she was going to have to carry that thing, so it would have to be someone who could carry that kind of weight. The great thing about Catherine is there is this great beauty and elegance but at the same time, she'll drink any one of you under the table."
Madonna Fears "Crazy Stalker"
is terrified to leave her home, as she fears she will be shot by an obsessive stalker. The Material Girl has reportedly been followed by a middle-aged American man since the start of her Reinvention tour in May, and in the past few weeks it has got worse. The man has allegedly delivered a series of nasty notes to the star's London home, in which he makes sexual demands. A source close to Madonna tells British newspaper The Sun
, "Madonna is very scared about this man - she has become paranoid. She thinks he's so unstable, she could be murdered like John Lennon
. This character is the worst stalker Madonna has ever encountered. It has reached a level where police will have to be involved - she is taking the threat very seriously indeed." Madonna had another security scare earlier this year - she was forced to axe three concerts in Israel after terrorists threatened to kill her.
Paris Hilton Visits 'South Park'
's sex tape escapades have landed her at the center of yet more mockery - this time at the hands of hit cartoon South Park
. The hotel heiress made headlines last year when a tape of her and ex-boyfriend Rick Salomon
was leaked onto the internet. And Hilton faced more embarrassment last night, with a South Park episode called "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video." In the episode, all the fourth-grade girls idolized a certain blonde celebrity, known for her jet-set lifestyle, TV show and extracurricular activities. They play with her new toy set which comes complete with a video camera and night-vision filter, and try to persuade the boys to make their own videos - until "Paris" arrives to offer some competition.
Baldwin Fixated with DiCaprio's Forehead
Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin
was fascinated by Leonardo DiCaprio
's performance in The Aviator
- and could not keep his eyes off DiCaprio's forehead. DiCaprio plays legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes
in the biopic, while Baldwin takes on the role of Juan Trippe. During filming, Baldwin noticed DiCaprio's forehead was a strange shape. He says, "Leo DiCaprio has this thing where when he really is concerned about something... he screws up his forehead and it looks like some kind of Chinese or Japanese character on his forehead. You feel like they're gonna put ink on it and stamp it on a piece of paper (make it) the symbol for anger or something."
Elton Pokes Fun at His Lavish Lifestyle
is poking fun at his lavish lifestyle in new American TV ads for satellite radio giants XM. The rocker is seen wandering through a huge mansion listening to his XM device on earphones, while butlers, maids and gardeners busy themselves behind him. In the voiceover, Elton reveals, "I listen to XM satellite radio at home, when I'm out walking the dog and working in the garden," but it is the maids who are doing the hard work. At one point, a maid brings him a pet cocker spaniel on a lead and Elton quickly kisses the pet and then hands him off to another maid. It ends with Elton admitting, "It's great on the morning drive," while geisha girls pamper him in the back of a limousine.
Jessica Simpson Sick of Being the Butt of All Jokes
Pop beauty Jessica Simpson
is paranoid about the size of her bottom and gets enraged when it is mocked by her Dukes Of Hazzard
co-star Johnny Knoxville
. The singer, who beat off Britney Spears
for the coveted role of Daisy Duke in the big-screen remake, has reportedly had enough of other actors' jokey antics. An insider says, "They have been saying her butt looks big compared to the original Daisy. They know she's sensitive about it." Simpson allegedly snapped when Jackass
star Knoxville and American Pie
actor Sean William Scott
jumped out of a car to surprise her - naked from the waist down. The source adds, "Jessica told them to grow up. She was freaked out."
Rush Said No to Sellers Film Twice
Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush
twice turned down the chance to play Peter Sellers
in new movie The Life & Death Of Peter Sellers
before his role as a ghostly pirate gave him the edge he needed to play the late British comic. The Pirates Of The Caribbean
star was convinced producers had the wrong guy when he was first approached to play Peter Sellers
and then turned the role down a second time when writers attempted to polish the script. He explains, "I thought, 'I'm an Australian and he's English. He's stouter and shorter than I am. And hairier.' (Then) they were writing a new draft (of the script) because he was so unlikeable, but that never hit me. I find people most interesting if they're flawed." But, after playing grizzled sea dog Captain Barbossa in Pirates of The Caribbean
, Rush took to the role. He adds, "I was working with a very big hat and a feather and a monkey on my shoulder, and I just felt a little cockier." The Sellers biopic, which also stars Charlize Theron
as the funnyman's wife Britt Ekland
, debuts on American TV this weekend.
Depp Refuses To Extinguish Cigarette
Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp
shocked an American woman in a London restaurant recently, when he refused to put out his cigarette. The Pirates Of The Caribbean
actor was dining at Scalini's in the British capital when the unidentified lady took offence to his smoking and asked him to extinguish the offending item, even though he was sitting in a smoking area. Depp bluntly told her, "I'm sorry, but we're not in LA anymore."