Splash downer

No pool slumming work for Brad Pitt; Rudy G: Fuhgeddaboudit! Christina hankers for a sweetie. Plus: Hate Hewitt!

By Amy Reiter

Published October 14, 2002 9:30AM (EDT)

Brad Pitt, pool boy?

Not as far as David Arquette recalls. Arquette insists that the rumor about Pitt doing pool work for his family before he hit it big is all wet.

"Brad Pitt never cleaned my family's pool in L.A. before he became famous," Arquette told celebrity researcher Baird Jones last week at the premiere party for "The Grey Zone." "It's a totally false rumor, complete urban legend. I don't know who started that story but there is zero truth to it."

Pitt himself has admitted to pre-fame careers as a chauffeur for strippers and as a giant, clucking chicken mascot for a fast-food chain.

But the pool thing? Nah.

Might have matted his feathers.

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Don't dis Tony and Carm

"I'm a big 'Sopranos' fan. The show is a terrific show, and I would urge some Italian-Americans to be less sensitive ... I think we all get beyond it when we just relax more about it. It's just a show."

-- Rudy Giuliani encouraging Italian-Americans who are offended by "The Sopranos" to just fuhgeddaboudit.

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Justin time to resurrect her image?

And while we're picking off the rumors, Christina Aguilera would like to debunk one, too.

She never got down and dirty with her arch-rival's ex-beau, Justin Timberlake.

"Justin and I are just friends," she told the press while promoting her new album, "Stripped," Reuters reports.

In fact, Aguilera admits she's been feeling downright lonesome these days. "I just want a sweet boy," she says, adding that "only the wrong guys go for me."

Hmmm. I wonder why?

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I scream, you scream ...

"It was hard to scream. It takes so much out of you to scream and freak out every day."

-- Jessica Biel on the hardships of appearing in the remake of "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," on TV Guide Online.

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What dreams may come

Anyone out there who's wondered what Jennifer Love Hewitt dreams about at night has finally got an answer: nudity and violence.

The title track of the former "Party of Five" star's new album, "Bare Naked," is, in fact, about getting caught nekkid in public.

"It's my worst nightmare. I'm terrified that it's going to happen to me one day," she tells the New York Post. "It's a weird dream I have, but I have it all the time. I guess it's about vulnerability."

And then sometimes her dreams get really ugly.

"I also have dreams that I'm fighting people. Those happen when I get stressed out," she says, adding that she always wins.

"Always," she stresses. "I might be a bloody mess, but I won't wake up until I do" win.

Maybe she should change her name to Jennifer Pissed Hewitt.

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