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'Wilson' goes for $18,400 in e-sale

An Internet shopper landed one of Tom Hanks' co-stars from the movie "Cast Away."

"Wilson," the volleyball that kept Hanks' character company on an island, went for $18,400 this week in an online auction of movie props, said Liz Casparis, director of Internet marketing for 20th Century Fox.

The volleyball is one of three "Wilsons" used in the movie that will be sold online, she said Wednesday.

About 15 items from the film had been sold so far, including a pair of ice skates that went for more than $1,000, Casparis said.

LUCAS BLACK says he enjoys acting as long as it doesn't interfere with his fishing.

The co-star of "All the Pretty Horses" says he's a country boy at heart, and his real dream is to be a champion bass fisherman.

"I'll continue just doing a movie once a year. That's what I've tried to do ever since I started and it's worked so far," the 18-year-old told reporters. "Bass fishing, you know, if it goes well, when I get older, get more time to do it and get really good at it, then yeah, I still wouldn't mind being a bass master."

Black first worked with "All the Pretty Horses" director Billy Bob Thornton on the 1996 film "Sling Blade," playing the young boy who befriends Thornton's character.

HERE'S A PICKUP LINE you've never heard before: "Hey, how're you doing? I'm an actor. I used to be a lawyer."

That's how actor Gerard Butler started conversations when he met someone new.

"Now I don't really talk about it," the 32-year-old Scotsman told Premiere magazine in its January issue.

He walked away from his legal career five years ago. Now, he's starring as a vampire in the new movie "Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000."

CLAIRE DANES will play the lead in a movie directed by Thomas Vinterberg, one of Denmark's best-known filmmakers, the movie company said Wednesday.

Danes, the star of TV's "My So-Called Life" and such films as "The Rainmaker" and "Romeo & Juliet," will play Elena, a world-famous ice skating star, in the $10 million English-language picture "It's All About Love." Shooting is scheduled to start in mid-April.

Vinterberg directed the Danish-language movie "The Celebration," which won the Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1998. The movie — to be shot in Denmark, Sweden and New York, among other places — tells the story of two lovers and their attempts to save their floundering relationship in a near-future world on the brink of spiritual collapse, according to a news release from Nimbus Film.