Foul shot

Michael Jordan charges ex-mistress with extortion; Salma says if she can sell a furry Frida to Hollywood, she can sell anything; and Jolie finds joy with Jonny.

By Amy Reiter

Published October 24, 2002 4:23PM (EDT)

If the acting thing doesn't work out for Salma Hayek she's got her eye on a backup career ... in sales.

"If I believe in something, I can sell it," Hayek boasts in the upcoming issue of Latina magazine.

Those who doubt her powers of persuasion need look no further than her current project about a certain hirsute artist, "Frida."

"I sold 'Frida,' which is a love story about a hairy, crippled Mexican communist artist and her fat Mexican communist artist husband," the actress points out. "Nobody wants to make movies about artists anymore because, they say, they're not commercial. Not to mention movies about communists, Mexicans or period pieces about a fat man and a hairy woman! And yet I sold it."

For a woman with a unibrow, she's got a lot of pluck.

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And we don't mean that nipple ring she's been flashing

"It's really beautiful and expensive, and I like it a lot. I've gotten a lot of compliments on it. It just seemed erotic in a place that most people wouldn't have the guts to do it."

-- Christina Aguilera on the diamond stud that adorns an extremely private part of her anatomy, in Rolling Stone.

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Billy Bob? What Billy Bob?

Will little Maddox Jolie soon have a new daddy?

According to the U.K. Mirror, Angelina Jolie has followed through on her desire to get back in touch with her ex-husband Jonny Lee Miller. In fact, it would seem, the actress and her former flame are in very, very close touch.

"Angelina is on the phone to Jonny all the time now that she's back in London," a source told the paper. "She was really down in the dumps when she arrived in the U.K. [where Miller lives] ... But re-establishing contact with Jonny has put a smile back on her face."

Let the exchanging of blood begin.

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He needs 10 cc's of humility, stat!

"It was not a pleasant experience. Mr. Seagal is not the kind of person I'd ever keep in touch with."

-- Former "ER" star Julianna Margulies on Steven Seagal, with whom she costarred in her first film, "Out for Justice," in 1991, in the Calgary Sun.

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Double dribbler

Maybe they should call him err Jordan.

In a lawsuit filed today and posted on The Smoking Gun, Michael Jordan acknowledges paying $250,000 to a woman named Karla Knafel in order to keep her from exposing an extramarital affair he had with her about a decade ago.

Throwing caution and silence to the wind, however, Jordan is taking Knafel to court for extortion after she demanded an additional $5 million to continue to keep her mouth shut about their affair.

Talk about a foul shot.

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