Women want the Damon identity

Matt's sperm is No.1 choice of New England gals; David Arquette says Courteney "smells like a truck driver"; Eminem on Mariah: "I just don't like her."

By Amy Reiter
Published July 8, 2002 4:29PM (EDT)

Matt Damon has a new claim to fame: He's the top pick for New England women in search of the perfect sperm donor.

A sperm bank called New England Cryogenics has reached this conclusion after an overwhelming number of would-be single mothers said Damon was their ideal DNA-donating man. (Since Damon himself has never made a donation, the company tries to find look-alike donors to satisfy its customers.)

Exactly why Damon should beat out the rest of the celebrity pack is a little murky, the sperm bank's director, John Rizza, tells the Boston Herald.

"I think it's a combination of things. What I hear most often is that he has charisma, he's gorgeous, they like the sound of his voice," Rizza says. "He has that boyish charm."

Good sperm hunting, anyone?

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It's the pits

Whoo-doggie! Armpit sniffin' is back!

It's been a while since George Clooney and John Cusack felt compelled to deny any pit-sniffin' predilections, but David Arquette's cottoning to 'em loud and proud.

Arquette says he likes the aroma of wife Courteney Cox-Arquette's ripe underarms.

"Courteney may be pretty, but if she's not on top of it, she smells like a truck driver," Arquette reportedly told the U.K. Mirror, "and I like it."

Keep on truckin', Courteney ...

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Careyed away

Those rumors about Mariah Carey and Eminem that surfaced shortly before she freaked out last year?

Eminem says they're true. But he's not exactly Carey's No. 1 fan.

"I respect her as a singer, " he tells Rolling Stone, "but on the whole personal level, I'm not really feeling it."

In fact, he admits, "I just don't like her as a person ... she doesn't really have it all together."

Then again, he's not exactly itching to find his love match.

"I would rather fucking be on a coach flight with 'N Sync at the back of the plane in the last row in them seats that don't go back -- just stuck there with the bathroom out of order," he says. "I would rather have a baby through my penis than get married again."

OK, you can uncross your legs now.

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The conditions of unconditional love

Remember how nice we thought Will Smith was when he and wife Jada Pinkett left the Oscars early in order to be with their baby daughter, Willow, who had taken ill?

Well, he remembers and he doesn't intend to let little Willow ever forget it.

"Willow's grandmother called us to say Willow was running a 103-degree temperature all night and she'd tried everything to bring it down and failed, so she said she was taking her to emergency," Smith recalls in an interview with the Calgary Sun. "It was literally three minutes before Halle Berry's award. We'd sat there for four hours before my first-ever Oscar nomination was coming up and had to make a decision."

The hospital it was, but not for the reason you might think.

"If something had been really, really wrong and I'd stayed at the Oscars I would have looked like the biggest ass on earth," Smith says.

"If, as it turned out, there was nothing really serious, we've got Willow for the rest of our lives," he continues, redeeming himself somewhat before adding, "Whenever she wants to do something we disapprove of, we'll just remind her Mom and Dad left the Oscars for her."

And you thought your parents were masters of guilt.

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