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We know what he did last summer

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

We know what he did last summer

Actor Colin Farrell is seriously cute, but we don’t think we’d like him quite so much if he weren’t also rather, er, complicated. The Dublin-born hottie, who’s taken Hollywood (and most pulse-possessing women) by storm in movies like “Hart’s War,” “Tigerland” and “American Outlaw,” recently found out that he can’t divorce British actress Amelia Warner — because she’s not really his wife.

It turns out that the photogenic pair, who traded till-death-or-other-interests-do-us-parts on the island of Bora Bora last year, were never technically married. Which will save them buckets on money in legal fees, at least. Plus, the whole elopement thing means that there are no pesky wedding gifts to return, no tedious thank-you cards to mail, etc. And, it leaves them free to date at will, with no emotional baggage to weigh them down.

Despite his recent protestations that he was “finished with women,” Colin is wasting no time getting back into the saddle, so to speak. We hear whispers that the 26-year-old actor spent some quality time with thrice-named starlet Jennifer Love Hewitt. The sultry actress made a name for herself on TV’s “Party of Five” and the teen slasher movie “I Know What You Did Last Summer.”

So, while the “marriage” didn’t take in the end, Colin has some fond memories of the experience — specifically, the troupe of bellydancers that performed at the ceremony.

“One was 6 years old,” he recalled for the Sunday World.

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“I couldn’t keep a straight face,” he said of the child’s performance. “I cried with laughter.”

Friday’s back on his feet

Irish singer and BFTB (Best Friend to Bono) Gavin Friday is back on his feet these days, after spending the better part of three months flat on his back in a Dublin hospital. According to ShowbizIreland.com, the ex-leader of the Virgin Prunes was stricken with a serious spinal ailment that required urgent surgical intervention.

“It was very serious,” said Friday. “They operated straight away. It was like emergency spinal surgery and I was shocked.”

After the operation, Friday recuperated in Dublin’s Mater Hospital.

“I was basically on my back for three months,” he said.

Gavin’s first public outing since his health crisis came last week, when he attended a charity auction of playing cards decorated by celebrities. The card he designed fetched

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