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Fascinating Hollywood Facts

1. A signed July 2004 cover of men’s magazine FHM featuring Anna Nicole Smith sold on auction Web site eBay for $525 the day after the model/actress died two weeks ago.

2. British bookmaker William Hill has closed betting on Helen Mirren to win the Best Actress Oscar at the Academy Awards on Sunday. Mirren‘s odds to land the statuette sit at 1 to 66.

3. Scarlett Johansson has been named Sexiest Celebrity by Playboy magazine. The publication brands the Lost in Translation star as “the apex of beauty and sensuality–from her porcelain skin to her fully feminine figure to her mysterious charisma, which is at once palpable and indefinable.”

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4. Actress Thandie Newton turned down the chance to star alongside Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz in the first Charlie’s Angels movie because she wanted to work with her husband, Oliver Parker, on a low-budget British film instead.

5. The Last King of Scotland star Forest Whitaker was born with strabismus–also known as a squint–a condition that affects his left eye.

6. Blade: Trinity star Ryan Reynolds was recently voted the Sexiest Canadian Man Alive by the Toronto Sun newspaper.

7. A 1960s Batmobile created to promote the original Batman TV show is set to be auctioned later this month. The novelty car is expected to fetch more than $146,250.

8. Hollywood actor Johnny Depp, his French girlfriend Vanessa Paradis and their two children are eyeing a move to rural England–and are reported to have spent $6.4 million on a country mansion.

9. Cruel Intentions star Selma Blair recently cut off all of her hair and donated it to Locks of Love, a charity that provides wigs to children suffering from long-term medical hair loss.

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10. Soul star Robin Thicke’s love interest in his new video “Lost Without You” is his real-life wife, actress Paula Patton.


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