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Fascinating Hollywood Facts

1. British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen‘s movie alter ego Borat has been hailed president of his homeland Kazakhstan by cheeky fans on Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia. The site has since banned users from contributing to the page.

2. Pop star Beyonce Knowles often disguises herself as a man to prevent the paparazzi from recognizing her on daily jogs through New York’s Central Park.

3. Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman both auditioned for the lead role in Ghost, a part which eventually went to Demi Moore.

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4. Brad Pitt and his Babel director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu teamed up five years ago to shoot a Japanese jeans commercial.

5. Oscar winners Rachel Weisz, Hilary Swank and Mira Sorvino all auditioned for the part of Alicia Nash in A Beautiful Mind, but the part eventually went to Jennifer Connelly, who won an Academy Award for her performance.

6. Survivor creator Mark Burnett is developing a new pirate-themed reality adventure competition for CBS. The untitled project will debut in summer 2007.

7. Sixty-one-year-old The Queen star Helen Mirren has been voted the sexiest woman in the world over 60, beating off strong competition from Hollywood beauties including Goldie Hawn, Susan Sarandon and Sophia Loren to land the title.

8. Margot Kidder, the original Lois Lane in the Superman movies, felt she was a terrible choice to play the superhero’s girlfriend and has always thought Grease star Stockard Channing would have been a better option.

9. Artist Jackson Pollock’s famed 1948 painting NO5 was reportedly sold by Hollywood mogul David Geffen to a Mexican financier for $140 million.

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10. Liza Minnelli‘s ex-husband, David Gest, is off to live in the wilderness of the Australian jungle to feature in British reality television program I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.

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