Look who's nuts

De Matteo from "The Sopranos" neuters own pooch; Bullock gives Chaplin foot job; Kerr poses for unfortunate photo; Spidey spins web of disgusting meat references!


Amy Reiter
April 24, 2002 8:39PM (UTC)

Drea de Matteo's character on "The Sopranos" may push the boundaries of good taste, but even Adriana might be shocked at the recent animal exploits of the actress who plays her on TV.

They're all about dog testicles: hand-plucked, pickled and proudly displayed on the mantel.

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"The vet told me that my dog, Cyrus, was having his prostate pressured by his testicles so I removed Cyrus's testicles myself in an operation in the vet's office," the ever-frank de Matteo tells celebrity researcher Baird Jones.

Snip, snip .... problem solved? Well, yes and no.

"After I neutered Cyrus, what was I supposed to do, just throw those little things out in the garbage?" the actress inquires. "Cyrus's testicles were important things to him at one time, obviously, and I wanted to be respectful. So I had the testicles embalmed and put them in a jar filled with preserving liquid where they just sort of float. I keep the jar on my mantel in plain view so Cyrus knows they are there and not far away."

So why did de Matteo choose to play doctor with her own pet puppy rather than let her vet do the emasculating honors?

Because she cared.

"I wasn't going to let a stranger touch him in that private spot with a knife," she said. "Only me."

And she may yet practice her needlework on the unsuspecting pooch again.

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"Someday Cyrus is going to get his testicles back because when he dies I am going to have him stuffed and mounted and before he is stuffed I am going to slide his testicles back into place so he is reunited with them in death and is whole again," de Matteo says.

Yes, I think she might be serious.

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Never mind the bollocks, Bullock's dogs are barking too!

Remember how excited Ben Chaplin was getting the other day about his sex scenes with Nicole Kidman in "Birthday Girl"?

It's nothing compared to how thrilled he was to get up close and personal with Sandra Bullock's feet.

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In "Murder by Numbers," Chaplin tells IMDB.com, "Sandra gives me this foot job ... It was an interesting scene. I just had to go with it, and it was quite fun because Sandy has nice feet. She had a pedicure before the shoot."

Kind of her.

"Sandy doesn't do that many love scenes," the actor said, "so I felt honored to receive her foot."

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Speaking of being honored to receive a foot ...

Golfer Cristie Kerr was apparently so happy to win the LPGA Longs Drugs Challenge at the Twelve Bridges Golf Club in Lincoln, Calif., on Sunday that she felt compelled to kiss her trophy.

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Click here for the funniest photo I've ever seen.

Oh, that poor girl.

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Meat Spidey

Spiders may eat other bugs, but the man who plays Spidey is stickin' with plants.

"I've been a vegetarian for nine years now, so no meat in the kitchen," "Spider-Man" star Tobey Maguire tells the upcoming issue of USA Weekend. "Not that I have a problem with it, other than the gizzards, blood stains, little bone chunks in hamburgers and little cords in eggs. Makes me nauseous, but I'm funny that way."

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Lunch, anyone?

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