Jellyfish sting pissed off Marisa; Travolta: Boeing my way? Away with a manger for Tim Allen. Plus: Keven Costner recoups.

By Amy Reiter
Published November 1, 2002 4:53PM (UTC)
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Remember that "Friends" episode where Monica gets stung by a jellyfish and, to get the sting out, Chandler pees on her?

Urine luck! It apparently happened in real life -- just a few weeks ago -- to Marisa Tomei.

Jane magazine entertainment editor Jauretsi Saizarbitoria reports in an upcoming issue that she personally watched the Oscar-winning actress get peed on by a buddy after she got stung during a swim at the Ocean Club Resort in the Bahamas, where she was attending the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational.


Saizarbitoria says she and Tomei, with whom she went skinny-dipping, recovered from the pain-reducing pee incident together by watching fellow celebrity invitees Beyoncé Knowles and Jay-Z downplay their rumored couplehood.

As long as he doesn't pee on her, no one can prove anything.

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Guess she's not calling him "Sir"

"Men need to be bossed -- all men. He's just another man."

-- Heather Mills McCartney on her husband, Paul, to Barbara Walters on "20/20."

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Just plane big

Size apparently matters to John Travolta.


According to the Associated Press, Travolta, clad in a Qantas pilot uniform, was handed the keys to a new Boeing 747 on Wednesday. The 747-400ER Extended Range jet, a brand-new redesign, seats 416 people in a roomier interior -- with bigger carry-on compartments -- than older models.

"You know what they say: 'If it ain't Boeing, I ain't going,'" Travolta exclaimed at the small ceremony.


Travolta will turn the keys over to Qantas, for whom he is serving as an "ambassador at large," whatever that means.

So -- Boeing or not -- he ain't going anyway.

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The first cut is the deepest

"I was able to see Miss Ryder in the fitting room basically tending to a cut on her finger. She was sucking on her finger."


-- Former Saks Fifth Avenue investigator Colleen Rainey testifying that Winona Ryder was less than handy with a pair of scissors she was allegedly using to cut the sensor tags off a batch of fancy purses, in the New York Post.

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The rules of the game


Is mentioning the word "Christ" the last taboo on TV?

Tim Allen seems to think so.

"When you work in this business, you find out you can mention anything but Christ," Allen tells the Toronto Sun, when asked about the absence of that name in "The Santa Clause" and "The Santa Clause 2: The Mrs. Clause."

"We had a 'Home Improvement' episode once where I was making a manger on my roof and I accidentally launched baby Jesus into Wilson's yard. And they would let us launch the baby Jesus, but they wouldn't let me mention him," he recalls.


"They said, 'It's OK. It could be anybody in that manger. But you cannot mention baby Jesus.' Because God knows, somebody could blow something up if you mention him."

Jesus H!

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Juicy bits

After all he's done for the rest of us, you think someone could come up with a kidney for Barry White. The soul singer is resting at home awaiting a donor for a transplant that could save his life. His own kidney has apparently been damaged after years of chronic high blood pressure. His manager told the Associated Press that White's own children are fairly good candidates. And lord knows his sexy music has probably been responsible for conceiving a few other potential donors out there ...


In better shape is Kevin Costner, though he's less one appendix. The A.P. reports that Costner had an appendectomy last week but is pretty much A-OK now. "He is recovering at his home in Los Angeles for two weeks," his publicist told the news service. "He has another week at home." During which time it would be polite not to mention "Waterworld."

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