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Peter O'Toole, Wahlberg vs DiCaprio, Bond & Booze and more.....

 
Peter O'Toole, Wahlberg vs DiCaprio, Bond & Booze and more.....

Bruce wants more plastic surgery; Wahlberg on feud with DiCaprio; SNL adding diversity to cast; Bond’s an alcoholic and The Talk hosts blast The View.

 

 

Lawrence of Arabia star Peter O’Toole passed away at a London hospital Saturday after a long illness. He was 81. O’Toole was nominated for eight Academy Awards, setting a record for the most nominations without ever winning. In 2003 he was awarded an honorary Oscar. In addition to Lawrence of Arabia, O’Toole appeared in such screen classics as Beckett, My Favorite Year, The Lion in Winter and What’s New Pussycat. He was also well known for his larger than life personality, and his hard drinking with buddies like Richard Burton, Richard Harris, and Michael Caine.

 

 

Bruce Jenner raised some eyebrows last week with reports he wants to have his trachea shaved. The 64-year-old recently went to his plastic surgeon about removing a large scar from his nose and decided to also inquire about having a chondrolaryngoplasty, which reduces the size of the cartilage in a person’s neck. It is a common surgery for patients in the initial stages of gender reassignment. “I just never liked my trachea,” he told TMZ. The surgery seems a bit odd for someone who has dogged rumors of cross-dressing in the past. Robert Kardashian’s widow claimed last year Bruce’s first wife Chrystie Crownover said he enjoyed wearing women’s clothing, shoes and lingerie. Sources close to Bruce say that since the news of his trachea surgery hit he has cancelled plans to go under the knife. Apparently he’s blaming employees at his doctor’s office for leaking the info and he may now look to have it done at a different surgeon’s office.

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 A new medical study has revealed that James Bond is an alcoholic. Researchers at the British journal BMJ studied the fictional spy’s drinking habits, reporting that in the 14 classic Ian Fleming novels, 007 drinks more than four times the limit recommended for British men. That means he’s at high risk for sexual dysfunction, liver damage, car crashes, stroke and early death. The study was mostly done for fun, but the authors say the message is clear. “There are people capable of drinking this amount,” said one author. “But they are not capable of drinking that amount and still being able to defuse a nuclear bomb.”

 

Mark Wahlberg admits he once had a feud going on with Leonardo DiCaprio. It all happened in the 90s, and it almost cost Wahlberg a role in the flick The Basketball Diaries. "Leonardo was like, 'Over my dead f—--ing body. Marky Mark's not going to be in this f—--ing movie,'" Mark told the Hollywood Reporter, admitting he probably deserved what he got. . "Because we'd had a thing -- I didn't even realize it, [but] I was a bit of a d--k to him at a charity basketball game. So he was like, 'This f---ing a--hole is not going to be in this movie.'” But Mark’s audition helped sway Leo. “So I come in and I do the audition and I kind of look at him and he kind of looks at me," he recalled. "And then we do a scene, and they're like, 'Hmm, this f---ing dude's pretty good, right?' The next thing you know, boom, we're hanging out."

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