Singer/actress Kristin Chenoweth was left stunned after learning she had a crystal in her inner ear during a visit to her doctor. The Glee star suffers from Meniere's disease, an inner ear disorder that can affect hearing and balance, and reveals her physician discovered the unusual object during one of her check-ups.
In an interview with U.S. talk show host Jay Leno, she explains, "So I went to the inner ear doctor, sometimes they do these manoeuvres where they throw you into these positions to get these little bones out of your scotch tape. Basically, your inner ear is like scotch tape and you know how things get attached and then they fall off and your scotch tape gets a little dull, that's what I have inside my head...
"What he does is stick this little, tiny camera down your ear and on this TV screen on the wall, you can see what's in your ear. (Then), he'll take a little vacuum and suck things out and I saw on the wall and he said, 'Kristin, this is a lot of debris' and I said, 'I know, I know.' He went in and started getting everything out and all of a sudden we look and through the fog of all the other debris... he says, 'What is that?' and I say, 'What is that?' and he said, 'It's shiny...' (and) I said, 'It's pink.' He said, 'Be very still, I can't get it with this vacuum, I'm going to have to get tongs.' He went in there, he pulled it, it was a bedazzle (jewel)."
Chenoweth was even able to verify the crystal came from her sparkly cell phone case.
She explains, "He goes, 'Is that from a costume?' and I said, 'I think it's from my phone.' I pulled out my phone and there was a bedazzle missing. He said he never seen that in his career."
"(It will) get a little spicy now and again... We were raised with a dad who would smack you in the forehead with salad tongs if you got too out of line. But... there's been some pretty fun conversations." STEPHEN BALDWIN admits Christmas with all his famous brothers is always interesting.
WENN broke the news about the film in January (10) when Gibson revealed he was planning another trip back in time for a movie about 9th Century England - and he was hoping to recreate an ancient dialect for the movie.
The movie star/director, who wowed film fans with ancient Aramaic in The Passion of The Christ and Mayan in Apocalypto, explained he was tackling old English and Norse as he fulfils his childhood dream of making an ultra-violent Vikings film.
He told WENN, "The very first idea I ever had about making a film, and my first thought about being a filmmaker was when I was 16 years old and I wanted to make a Viking movie in old Norse, which I was studying at the time.
"I'm going to give you real men. I want a Viking to scare you... I want to see someone who I've never seen before speaking low guttural German, who scares the living s**t out of me."
And it seems DiCaprio is game for a leading role in the film.
The Los Angeles Times newspaper reveals Gibson and the Titanic star met for a secret meeting with producer Graham King and screenwriter Bill Monahan, who won an Oscar for Gibson's Braveheart, at the filmmaker's offices in Los Angeles.
Gibson tells the Times, "We're going hammer and tongs on the script right now... There's never been a good Viking film, not that I've seen. I think I have found the right way to get into it, though, but I don't want to say too much. The real problem is making those guys sympathetic. They were monsters."
Producer King adds, "Mel and I were talking and he said he had always wanted to make a Viking movie and I knew, too, that Leonardo DiCaprio had a passion to make a Viking movie... so I decided to get all of us together on it.
"The interest was in both of them for a long time and I can see why - the Vikings are so mysterious, and for an actor to get his teeth into something like that could really lead to some interesting things. And it's something the audience hasn't seen in a long time."
A television movie, broadcast as part of "The ABC Mystery Movie," in which Gideon Oliver fights to keep his most brilliant student from slipping back into the tradition-bound world of his family, where the young man's father is the Chinatown equivalent of "The Godfather." One killing leads to another after an Asian-American politician with shady connections is executed. Gideon is driven into the middle of the resulting "war" when he sees young Tommy Li -- a student with a brilliant future -- allowing his loyalty to his family to draw him back into a world of gang rivalries and vengeance.