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Matt Damon Could Play Lawman Eliot Ness in 'Torso'

January 23rd, 2006 10:06am EST
Matt Damon
Matt Damon is set to recreate Kevin Costner's The Untouchables character, Eliot Ness, in toymaker Todd McFarlane's new comic book adaptation. McFarlane wants the star to play the man who jailed mob boss Al Capone in new movie "Torso."

The producer tells "(Matt's) sort of young enough and he has that boyish charm that would work. I mean if you are sort of talking big, sort of well-known guys, a guy like (Leonardo) DiCaprio sort of fits that bill too - young enough, flamboyant enough. It's a young man's role. We need to bring that to people's attention how young this guy was."

Kevin Costner Prepares for Waterworld

January 19th, 2006 9:37am EST
Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner builds canoes in his spare time. The Hollywood star admits he isn't the best carpenter but has still managed to make three boats. He said: "I'm not a craftsman. I've built three canoes - they're all horrible-looking, but they float."

The actor also revealed his happiest days were during his childhood - when he felt like Mark Twain character Huckleberry Finn. He said: "Being 12 was the happiest time of my life. I lived a Huck Finn life.

"It had nothing to do with economic privilege, it was just imagination. I thought I had the greatest back garden in the world." Costn...

Celebrity Birthdays, January 18

January 18th, 2006 3:00am EST
Happy Birthday to actress/singer Samantha Mumba (1983), guitarist Quinn Allman and vocalist Bert McCracken of The Used (1982), KoRn singer Jonathan Davis (1971), rapper DJ Quik (1970), "Law & Order" actor Jesse L. Martin (1969), WWE wrestler Batista (1966), late night comedian Dave Attell (1965), legendary Canadian hockey star Mark Messier (1961), "Open Range" star Kevin Costner (1955), Temptations singer David Ruffin (1941; d. 1991), actor Danny Kaye (1913; d. 1987), silver screen star Cary Grant (1904; d. 1986), comedic actor Oliver Hardy (1892; d. 1957), and "Winnie the Pooh" author A.A....

New in Theaters Today, Dec. 25

December 25th, 2005 7:00am EST
In Rumor Has It, Jennifer Aniston plays Sarah Huttinger, a woman who learns her family was the inspiration for the book and the film The Graduate. She also realizes she may be the offspring of the well-documented event. Kevin Costner, Shirley MacLaine, Mark Ruffalo, and Mena Suvari also star.

Also in theaters today:

In the musical comedy The Producers, Max (Nathan Lane) and Leo (Matthew Broderick) have a plan: raise far more money than you need to produce a surefire Broadway flop and pocket the difference. They produce the musical "Springtime for Hitler," but the duo's plans chan...

Man Charged With Stealing Kevin Costner's Computer, Wedding Photos

December 16th, 2005 10:03am EST
Kevin Costner & Wife Christine
A hairdresser hired to style guest's hair at Kevin Costner's wedding is to face felony charges for allegedly stealing the actor's laptop computer - complete with private wedding photos. Pascal Bensimon has been charged with stealing the star's portable computer and is due in court on Monday, Dec. 19, to face charges.

The 44-year-old hairstylist surrendered to sheriff's officials this week following a 14-month investigation into the theft and was released on $5,000 bail. The Apple Powerbook computer, as well as a digital camera, was allegedly stolen at the reception after Costner's nupt...