updated 07/14/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/14/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Taking a Licking
Cameron Diaz relished her fight scene with Demi Moore, who plays an evil ex-Angel, while filming Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. "Demi is strong, so it was fun to fight with her. At the end of the day, I had black-and-blue welts up and down my arms," says Diaz, 30. "It felt good. Those bruises were trophies. I'd push on them the next day, because they don't last very long, and you want to get the most out of them." The actress was a little taken aback when a playful Moore strayed from the screenplay during one of their brawls and licked Diaz's face. "I think [her character] is a very animalistic woman who's trying to consume me," says Diaz. "All I can tell you is that it wasn't in the script. Ask Demi what motivated her to lick me."

Any Which Way but Loose
Country icon Dolly Parton doesn't believe in cosmetic perjury. "I'm in the public eye, so I don't care who knows what I get done. If I see something sagging, dragging or bagging, I get it sucked, tucked or plucked," says the singer, 57, who recently opened her latest Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show, a $28 million attraction in Orlando. "I get Botox and collagen every three to six months. Every now and then if I need a little cosmetic surgery, I get it done. It takes a lot of money to look as cheap as I look." But she has her limits. "I don't want to look too weird," says Parton. "If I get too much collagen in my lips, my husband, Carl, says, 'Who in the hell are you trying to look like? Julia Roberts?' "

Some Bunny to Love
Kate Hudson, who's expecting her first child early next year, thinks she and her hubby, rocker Chris Robinson, met in a past life. "We just watched [Discovery Channel's documentary] Walking with Cavemen, and we talked about how we probably knew each other in the caveman days," says Hudson, 24, with a laush. "He still clubs me over the head and drags me into his cave." The actress, currently co-starring with Luke Wilson in the romantic comedy Alex & Emma, is even looking forward to an afterlife. "I don't know if we'll go up and see some big man who says, 'You were bad!' but I believe in reincarnation," she says. "It's the great mystery I look forward to finding out someday." So what would she like to come back as? Says Hudson: "A little bunny rabbit—but not roadkill."

Rock and Role
To play Captain Jack Sparrow in the upcoming action-adventure flick Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Johnny Depp looked to a Rolling Stone. "Pirates were really the rock stars of the 18th century, so I thought of the coolest rock star, and Keith Richards became my main ingredient," says Depp, 40. "Captain Jack is a guy who spent way too much time in the sun. His brain has really been affected by that intense heat, but he always has a martini glass in his hand. I just knew that character so well."

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