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Sharon Stone reveals herself. Clooney plots Gawker revenge. Naomi Campbell arrested for chucking phone at underling (yes, again!)


Salon Staff
March 31, 2006 7:30PM (UTC)

Morning Briefing:
The wisdom of Sharon Stone: In honor of the release of "Basic Instinct 2," we'd like to highlight some words of wisdom from its very revealing star, Sharon Stone:

"Hillary Clinton is fantastic. But I think it is too soon for her to run. This may sound odd, but a woman should be past her sexuality when she runs. Hillary still has sexual power and I don't think people will accept that. It is too threatening [1] ... I was 40 at birth. I spoke when I was less than a year old. Then I started school and drove everybody crazy because they realized I had adult questions and wanted adult answers [2] ... It's traumatizing for me to come to Washington during a Republican administration because I don't have any Republican clothes [3] ... People just are sitting there going, like, 'I don't care what she's saying, I don't care what she's saying, I just want to know, does she get naked in that movie? Is she naked? Nude? Nude? Naked? Do I see her boobies? I don't care what she's saying, I don't care, I don't care, is she naked?' So let's just get through to that ... YES! [4] ... I am off the idea of therapy. I think all shrinks are crazy [5] ... I believe that if you truly, truly love your children, you need to supply condoms in a place in your home, at a quantity that makes it a non-judgmental situation for them to have them. I mean put 200 condoms in a box in some place in the house where everybody isn't all the time so that your kids can take them [6] ... To really achieve any level of greatness, you have to be willing to say yes no matter who says no, and to say no no matter who says yes [7] ... If you act like you know what you're doing, you can do anything you want -- except neurosurgery [8] ... Young people talk to me about what to do if they're being pressed for sex. I tell them (what I believe): Oral sex is a hundred times safer than vaginal or anal sex. 'If you're in a situation where you cannot get out of sex, offer a blow job.' I'm not embarrassed to tell them [9]."

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Sources: 1) Associated Press, 3/28/2006; 2) Scottish Daily Record, 4/6/1995; 3) Washington Post, 6/20/2001; 4) Middle East Press Conference, 3/9/2006; 5) New York Daily News, 3/29/2006; 6) Associated Press, 12/1/1998; 7) Sydney Daily Telegraph, 10/26/2000; 8) Melbourne Herald Sun, 11/30/2002; 9) www.contactmusic.com, 3/28/2006

-- Joe DiMento

Naomi Campbell rages (again): While she was supposed to be on "Oprah" filming a cooking segment on Thursday, Naomi Campbell was being taken to a Manhattan police station after being arrested for felony assault. The alleged crime? Throwing a phone -- either a plain Nokia or a jewel-encrusted BlackBerry -- at her housekeeper's head. Anna Scolavino, 41, was taken to a hospital Thursday morning for the gash in her head; Campbell was arrested and then released several hours later. (See the QuickTime video here, in which an off-camera woman yelling at Campbell can only think of one question: "Naomi!! What are you wearing?"). If convicted, she could face up to seven years in prison. Campbell has a bit of history mixing anger and phones: In 2000, she pleaded guilty to hitting a personal assistant with a phone and was ordered to take anger management classes; in 2001, another employee accused her of hurling a phone at her, though no charges were filed. (TMZ, N.Y. Daily News, N.Y. Post)

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Clooney vs. Gawker Stalker: George Clooney has hatched a plan to take on Gawker's new map version of Gawker Stalker -- which marries celebrity sightings with Google maps and for some reason has had publicists in a tizzy. "There is a simple way to render these guys useless," said Clooney in an e-mail his publicist sent to other celebrities' publicists. "Flood their Web site with bogus sightings. Get your clients to get 10 friends to text in fake sightings of any number of stars. A couple hundred conflicting sightings and this Web site is worthless. No need to try to create new laws to restrict free speech. Just make them useless. That's the fun of it. And then sit back and enjoy the ride." (Page Six, Gawker)

Also:
"Brokeback Mountain" has been banned in the Bahamas: An officer for the government's Plays and Films Control Board said on Wednesday, "The board chose to ban it because it shows extreme homosexuality, nudity and profanity, and we feel that it has no value for the Bahamian public." (Associated Press) ... Meanwhile, in Manhattan, the movie has been appropriated in an advertising campaign for a storage company -- see a photo here (Gawker) ... First "Joey" gets put on hiatus, now this: Matt LeBlanc and his wife, Melissa, filed for divorce in Los Angeles on Thursday, citing, of course, irreconcilable differences. (E! Online) ... The Gwyneth Paltrow drinking-while-pregnant watch continues in New York: "I sat next to her and Chris Martin at Lupa on Thompson Street [Wednesday] night," a spy tells Gatecrasher. "She had two or three glasses of wine in the time that I was there, and I left when they were partway through the main course." (Gatecrasher) ... The paperback edition of James Frey's second memoir, "My Friend Leonard," is coming out in May, and is reportedly going to be reclassified as fiction. (GalleyCat)

-- Scott Lamb

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Turn On:
Tonight it's the premiere of "Survival of the Richest" (WB, 8 p.m. EST), in which spoiled rich kids and bitter poor kids vie for a cash prize, as well as the start of the second seasons of both "The Andy Milonakis Show" (MTV2, 9 p.m. EST) and "Wonder Showzen" (MTV2, 9:30 p.m. EST). Elsewhere, PBS airs Part 1 of the two-part series "The Face: Jesus in Art" (check local listings), examining 2,000 years of artistic representations of Jesus. And on Sunday, it's the debut of Tori Spelling's "So NoTORIous" (VH-1, 10 p.m. EST).

-- J.D.

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