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No mile-high club for Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher raised some eyebrows while promoting his latest flick when he discussed his thwarted attempt to become a member of the mile-high club .
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Ashton Kutcher raised some eyebrows while promoting his latest flick when he discussed his thwarted attempt to become a member of the mile-high club — folks who do the deed on airplanes.

“I tried it once,” Demi Moore’s main squeeze said during interviews for “A Lot Like Love,” as reported on “We [he didn’t specify if “we” included Demi] were both sitting there and I got up and went over to [the bathroom], and it was weird trying to get two people in there and there was like a moron convention going on around the bathroom door. So there was no opportune moment. It was like, ‘Everyone just go to sleep on the plane!’ No one would go to sleep.”

Kutcher also discussed his nearly nude scene in the flick, where he’s wearing only what film people call a modesty sock. “It’s really not that great for me,” he said. “For other people, I like them being nude, but not me so much. It’s this awkward thing and you’re completely exposed. I had this banana thong with like a catcher’s mitt to wear. It was a little awkward.”

Breaking up the band

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 20: Actor Russell Crowe attends the final pre-fight press conference of Super Lightweight World Champion Kostya Tszyu before his departure for Phoenix, Arizona, USA to defend his world tittle against Sharmba Mitchell on October 20, 2004 at the Quay Grand in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Russell CrowePatrick Riviere / Getty Images AsiaPac

News that Russell Crowe and his band were splitting came as a surprise to his bandmates. They read about it in the papers.

“He didn’t tell us he was going to do it,” 30 Odd Foot of Grunts bassist Garth Adam told the Sunday Telegraph of Sydney. “You’d think after 12 years he would [let us know personally], but no. I read about it in the newspapers. That seems to be his way of communicating. Once, he cancelled a tour and I heard about it on the radio — It’s very disappointing.”

Asked why the moody actor didn’t tell his buddies the news himself, Adam replied, “That’s a good question. It’s just the way he works.”

Notes from all over

Eva Longoria poses for photographers before attending a party to celebrate the cover of an upcoming \"In Style\" magazine featuring Teri Hatcher, Tuesday, April 12, 2005, in Los Angeles. The magazine recongnized the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation, which works with celebrities and designers to donate clothing and accessories for auction to benefit childrens' charities. Hatcher donated the dress she wore for the magazine cover to the foundation. (AP Photo/Rene Macura)Rene Macura / AP

Eva Longoria has had a previous life, she claims. The "Desperate Housewives" star buys into the theory of reincarnation. “I believe in past lives,” Longoria tells the May issue of Latina Magazine. “I was probably an Aztec princess, which is why everyone has to treat me so well!” ... George Clooney has received clearance to buy a beach near his home in Italy, upsetting some locals who formerly adored their movie star neighbor. . . . Is history repeating itself, or is Carl Bernstein just repeating himself? The investigative reporter of Watergate fame recently made headlines with his claim that news has been taken over by an “idiot culture.” “For the first time in our history,” Bernstein told the Kansas Press Association’s annual convention, “the weird, the stupid, the coarse, the sensational and the untrue are becoming our cultural norm — even our cultural ideal.” Observers with long memories had a distinct sense of déjà vu. “We are in the process of creating what deserves to be called the idiot culture,” Bernstein wrote in an essay that appeared in the New Republic back in 1992. “For the first time, the weird and the stupid and the coarse are becoming our cultural norm, even our cultural ideal.”

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