Hugh Jackman fears his first car is still dumped on the side of a freeway in Perth, Australia because he abandoned it there when it broke down for the final time. The movie star, who zips around in an Audi sportscar in the new Wolverine movie, admits driving the luxury vehicle made him realise just how far he has come since he first hit the road in his homeland behind the wheel of a motor he shared with a pal.
He tells WENN, "My very first car, for all I know, is still on the side of the road in Perth. It cost $800 - I spent 400 and my mate Warrick spent 400. I was at drama school.
"We left it on the side of the freeway the eighth time it broke down. For an $800 car, finally we were like, 'Stop it,' and we just left it and we hitch-hiked our way home. I have no idea where that car is now.
"I broke every rule known to man behind the wheel of that car."
The Departed star was in town to unveil his new crime drama, Broken City, and he took time to present special plaques to two inspirational members of the community.
During the film premiere at a local cinema, Wahlberg paid tribute to former football star Warrick Dunn, who lost his police officer mother in an armed robbery 20 years ago and went on to set up a charity which helps single parents.
Atlanta police veteran Patrick Apoian, who was injured in the line of duty in 2011, was also feted for launching the Humble Heroes organisation to aid injured police officers and firefighters.
Wahlberg spoke of his admiration for the two men, while he also spent time signing autographs for fans and thanked them all for turning out.
Former Csi: Crime Scene Investigation star Gary Dourdan has filed for bankruptcy.
The embattled actor's financial issues first surfaced in 2010 when he was sued over a credit card debt, and he has continued to struggle with money woes ever since, most recently facing a court battle to stop the foreclosure of his Venice, California home over the summer (12).
He filed an injunction on 30 August (12) to prevent bank bosses at Wells Fargo from putting the property up for auction to help pay off his mortgage debts, accusing them of failing to offer him a relief plan, and it has now emerged that Dourdan also lodged papers declaring bankruptcy on the same day.
In the court documents, obtained by TMZ.com, Dourdan claims he has just over $1.8 million (£1.13 million) in assets, but owes various creditors a total of $1.73 million (£1.08 million), with the majority of bills owed to banks.
Among his prized possessions are a 2006 Dodge Charger worth $7,000 (£4,375), $4,000 (£2,500) in furniture, $1,500 (£938) in clothes, and $500 (£313) in watches.
He also states that he earns an average of $14,883 (£9,302) a month, but his bills leave him with just $321 (£200) in disposable income.
However, Dourdan, 45, is predicting a more promising future and "anticipates major acting roles", which he hopes will help settle his debts.
The actor has not landed a significant film or TV job since his CSI analyst character Warrick Brown was killed off in the season nine premiere in 2008.
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Police found ecstasy pills in his possession while investigating a car crash involving Dourdan on Monday morning (13Jun11).
The former TV star reportedly crashed his vehicle into two parked cars.
Dourdan was taken into custody and booked, according to TMZ.com.
He was released later on Monday after posting $10,000 (£6,250) bail.
Dourdan was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine and ecstasy in 2008 following an arrest in Palm Springs, California. He pleaded guilty to the crime and avoided a jail sentence.
The felony possession charges were dropped after he completed a 16-class drug programme.
The scandal cost the actor his role as Warrick Brown in CSI.