10 Celebrities and Their Sometimes Weird Hobbies
David Arquette really likes ... to knit?
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 25, 2012 6:31 PM CDT
Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Victoria and David Beckham, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith at the Museum of Contemporary Art, July 22, 2007, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Rene Macura)

(Newser) – How to unwind after a tough day of attending awards ceremonies and movie premieres? Well, if you're Tom Cruise, by fencing. That's the sport Tom enjoys along with Will Smith and David Beckham, the Huffington Post notes in its list of 10 celebrity leisure activities:

  • David Arquette: The former Mr. Courteney Cox is a knitter, who knew? Apparently Russell Crowe also partakes in this particular pastime.
  • Mila Kunis: She's so addicted to online game World of Warcraft that she actually had to give it up for a while.

  • Bob Barker: Can you picture the Price is Right host doing karate? No? Well, turns out he's a black belt who studied under Chuck Norris.
  • Taylor Swift: Of course America's Sweetheart enjoys making snowglobes in her spare time. Of course.
Click for the full list, which includes a model train collector and a ping-pong player.

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Mar 26, 2012 9:58 AM CDT
I can believe the bit about Bob Barker after the scene in Happy Gilmore when he kicked Adam Sandler's ass!
Mar 26, 2012 6:51 AM CDT
The article is absolute hogwash. Believe me, I'd love to have Russell Crowe as my personal patron saint of the needles, but he doesn't knit, never has. He posed with an assistant's knitting a few years ago, just for a laugh. The photos have entered celebrity lore, despite being debunked a number of times by Crowe himself. If you see the photos, it's obvious he's clueless about how to even hold them, much less knit. I should know... as it's a hobby of mine. I'm going to assume most of the claims of the article are just as ludicrous. Maybe someday, celebrity writers will do a bit of actual research before making wild claims. But I won't hold my breath.
Mar 25, 2012 8:40 PM CDT
The details of my life are quite inconsequential ... Very well, where do I begin? My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low-grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a 15-year-old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize; he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes, he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament ... My childhood was typical: summers in Rangoon ... luge lessons ... In the spring, we'd make meat helmets ... When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds — pretty standard, really. At the age of 12, I received my first scribe. At the age of 14, a Zoroastrian named Vilmer ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum — it's breathtaking ... I suggest you try i