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He’s Really Just A Natural Born Spiller

Compiled By Staff Writer Rick Bo

Woody Harrelson is strange, and proud of it.

“You know, I’m really beginning to realize that everybody thinks I’m weird,” Harrelson, whose political causes range from legalizing hemp to protecting redwoods, tells W magazine. “I hear people think I’m, like, nuts.”

The former “Cheers” star, who plays the lead in the upcoming Oliver Stone film “The People vs. Larry Flynt,” says cutting back on alcohol and marijuana has helped his acting:

“When I let up on the weed - and the drinking, too - I cried every day! And I liked that! I like cryin’! I not only wanna cry and show my crying to other people - I wanna just split myself down the middle and open my guts and just throw everything out! To the world! Or anybody unfortunate enough to bear it.”

Loose talk

Alec Baldwin, on his shifting goals in life: “I used to want to be president. Now I want to make my daughter pancakes.”

So, Mr. Sanders has another one under his belt

Garry Shandling turns 47 today.

At the very least, he’s prepared to lose a limb

Harrelson, by the way, will be charged with trespassing next week along with eight others who climbed the Golden Gate Bridge last Saturday and unfurled banners, snarling traffic for more than five hours, to protest potential logging of redwoods. Said his attorney, Tom Ballanco: “Woody told me not only is he willing to face jail, but he’s prepared to give his very life to protect those big trees.”

Moral cripples and poor judges of taste, that is

Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt, whose freedom of speech was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, has a cameo role as a judge in “The People vs. Larry Flynt,” starring Harrelson and Courtney Love. Says Flynt, who was shot and partially paralyzed: “I told (director) Milos (Forman) that in the future I’d be available to play cripples and judges.”

He could be writing his memoirs, if he had any

“Gonzo journalism” isn’t as easy as it looks, Hunter S. Thompson tells Rolling Stone: “It took me about two years of work to be able to bring a drug experience back and put it on paper. And to do it right means you must retain that stuff at the same time you experience it. You know, acid will move your head around and your eyes, and whatever else you perceive things with. But bringing it back was one of the hardest things I had ever had to do in writing.”

Women have approached, but they whiffed Drew

And speaking of strange stars, the lowdown on Drew Barrymore, in Harper’s Bazaar: she’s a strict vegetarian, has a wallet made of hemp, doesn’t shave her armpits, picks her nose in public, considers herself bisexual but hasn’t met Ms. Right, always wanted to have sex with a drag queen, makes up words like “awkwacy” for awkward, gets creepy e-mail from some guy called “killedkennedy” and loves to “smell like dirt.”

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