Roly-Poly DiCaprioly!

Cameron Diaz says Leonardo resembles a snail; Angelina Jolie claims she's "extremely human." Plus: Courtney Love victim of $100,000 jewel heist!


Amy Reiter
June 12, 2001 8:21PM (UTC)

Cameron Diaz has apparently gotten away with what the rest of us can only dream about: calling Titanic-size Leonardo DiCaprio a fatso to his face.

Diaz says she, Liam Neeson and Daniel Day-Lewis poked all sorts of fun at their doughy "Gangs of New York" costar, who had to pack on the pounds for his role in the Martin Scorsese flick.

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"We made up names for him like Roly-Poly DiCaprioly and the Snail," Diaz told the Scottish Daily Record, "because he was so round he looked like a snail, all balled up."

Escarg-Leo?

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The human factor

"I feel that if there is any kind of energy for me, it's because people know that I am extremely human."

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-- Angelina Jolie on her extreme humanity, in the Toronto Sun.

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Tokens of Love

Courtney Love may be more inclined to flash her family jewels than some gals -- but that doesn't mean she's happy to have had them stolen.

According to the Associated Press, the singer/actress has had more than $100,000 worth of jewelry stolen from the hotel suite she's staying in while filming "24 Hours" in Vancouver, British Columbia. Among the items taken: the wedding ring given to her by Kurt Cobain, a $30,000 ring given to her by Edward Norton "when he had only $40,000 to his name" and diamond bracelets given to her by another former beau.

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Love's manager Lisa Shaw has told the press that the singer/actress "feels abandoned" by Vancouver police, who she believes haven't done enough about the case.

Perhaps she expected them to present her with a nice jewel-encrusted bauble as a token of their affection? Because everyone else apparently has.

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Gone, but not gone

"I'm going to do a reality-based game show. A modern update of 'Let's Make a Deal' crossed with 'Queen for a Day.'"

-- Rosie O'Donnell on the new TV show she'll host when the old TV show she hosts wraps, in the New York Post.

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Of rice and pigs

Forget Colleen "The Animal" Haskell and Sean "Extra" Kenniff.

There's a whole new generation of "Survivor" losers looking to milk their 15 minutes for all they're worth.

Keith Famie is planning to host a "Rice 101" class for the media in Chicago later this month on behalf of the USA Rice Federation. And the Michigan-based chef and amateur New Age philosopher has just signed on to host his own cooking show for the Food Network, "Taste the Adventure."

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According to the Associated Press, Famie will "talk about his own food adventures" on the show, whatever that means. Here's hoping we can expect more exciting on-air comments than Famie's tepid, bland-as-rice endorsement of his show: "It seemed pretty natural, I guess," he said. Still Keith, still deep.

But I'm guessing we can expect more excitement from Michael Skupin's new quest. The Outback pig killer/burn victim is reportedly considering a run for the U.S. Senate. (Sharpen those knives, PETA fans.)

"I'm giving it a lot of thought," Skupin said at a $1,000-per-plate Republican fundraiser in Michigan last week. "If I could do it and really make a difference, I would do it."

Kissing babies is one thing, but, um, I'm not sure I'd like to shake that particular candidate's hands.

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