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Steve Kurutz

Canine Clairvoyants Of The Week

Forget Dionne Warwick’s friends. The hottest new psychics in Hollywood are … Hannah and Rachel, the mini-pinschers of Sylvester Stallone’s eccentric mom, Jacqueline. Since they went public in July, the prescient pooches have been busier than Sly. ”Not a day goes by that someone doesn’t want to talk to my dogs,” she says. Recently, the girls — who communicate with Stallone through facial expressions and telepathy — gave a reading to ex-Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler. The duo took a paws to project the future for EW.

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Sex Hoax

With a $700 budget and a few emails to the religious right, filmmaker ”Oscar Wells” caused a sensation in July ‘98 with ourfirsttime.com, a site (now archived at www.moviefund.com/ourfirsttime) chronicling the saga of two teenage virgins willing to lose it on a love webcast. But when net-porn megasite IEG stepped in to host, they determined it was a hoax. So what became of Wells — a.k.a. actor/entrepreneuer Ken Tipton? ”My agent dropped me like a bad habit,” says Tipton, 47.

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This week on the Internet

Soap Floats Why did Betty Thomas, the director of the new Sandra Bullock flick 28 Days, shoot six real episodes of Santa Cruz (www.soapcity.com), the fake soap opera that the 12-steppers find themselves addicted to in the film? Frustration, says Thomas: ”All they had [on 28 Days’ studio site] was an incorrect synopsis. That drove me nuts.” Consider this her six step therapy.

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”Sometimes you’re doing physical things where you’re supposed to be looking at something, but it’s really just an ‘X’ on a board. That’s acting. I compare it to being in theater where you have to stand on the lip of the stage and see the city on fire, when you’re really just looking at the ‘exit’ sign on the balcony. You pretend, that’s all.”Mission to Mars’ Gary Sinise on working with computer-generated effects, on Entertainment Tonight Online

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