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June 3, 2006

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Accident puts power of ocean in perspective

Denver - Former MTV talk-show host Tom Green said an accident near his house in Costa Rica has made him more respectful of the ocean.

Green, who was in Costa Rica this week collecting video for a new project, said he was fishing alone two months ago when a violent wave slammed him into a rock. He said he hit his head, broke two ribs and stumbled back to his house before driving to a hospital about two hours away by dirt roads.

He apparently shocked the cleaning lady.

"I was covered in blood, hardly alive. I walked past the cleaning lady. She looked at me like she was looking at a dead person," he told The Associated Press by phone Thursday. "I just walked into my shower."

A day earlier, the waves pulled him "14 football fields" out into the ocean while surfing, he said.

"It took me an hour to get back into shore, and I said, 'I'm never gonna be that risky with that ocean again. I'll just go fishing.' The next day I got nailed."

Youngest Hanson to wed longtime girlfriend today

Tulsa, Okla. - Zac Hanson of pop group Hanson will marry longtime girlfriend Kate Tucker this weekend, the group's publicist said.

Katie McNeil said Hanson, 20, and Tucker, 22, his girlfriend of five years, will marry today in Atlanta.

"The couple is planning an intimate ceremony with close family and friends," McNeil said in an e-mail.

Hanson and his brothers Isaac, 25, and Taylor, 23, formed Hanson in Tulsa. They are best known for their 1997 hit single, "MMMBop," which helped ignite the boy band craze.

The trio is now working on a follow-up to their 2004 album, "Underneath."

Actress Aniston: Filming 'The Break-Up' 'cathartic'

Los Angeles - Jennifer Aniston had a laugh when she got a call about "The Break-Up." Funny enough, she had some firsthand experience on the topic.

"I kind of laughed and thought, 'Well ... that's funny,"' Aniston told reporters recently, according to AP Radio.

She said working on the film during her own marriage breakup wasn't all bad. "I kind of found it - something like a sign or something that, you know, to do it because it was sort of like in a way, umm, a cathartic thing."

Aniston divorced Brad Pitt in October, after 4 1/2 years of marriage.

The 37-year-old actress said she found her own experience beneficial to her role in the movie, which opened Friday.

"I felt very lucky in a way. ... If this had come to me at any other time in my life, I don't know if I would had been able to really get it - for myself - on the level that I would have wanted to as an actor."

Aniston reportedly has been dating her co-star Vince Vaughn. She described him as generous and thoughtful.

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