QUIRKY WORLD ... Actress takes matters into her own bare hands

AUSTRALIA: In an act of defiance against hackers, one actress has taken matters into her own hands by posting nude photos of herself online.

QUIRKY WORLD ... Actress takes matters into her own bare hands

Former Neighbours star Caitlin Stase set up herself.com in the wake of thousands of personal photos of celebrities being leaked after their iCloud accounts were hacked.

Stase said she had always been “scared” of naked pictures she sent ex-boyfriends becoming public, adding: “Now I’ve nothing to worry about because everything I am is everywhere.”

Bribed to bake

ENGLAND: Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood has revealed how he had to be bribed by his father to quit his studies and become a baker.

He told Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs that he actually wanted to be an artist when he was a young man.

“I was in art school and had long hair and velvet jackets and I quite enjoyed art, sculpture, and all that stuff, and I ended up doing an O-level in sculpture and I thought I could really take this further and my dad approached me and said ‘son, come and join the industry’ and he said ‘I’ll give you 500 quid’ and in the ’80s that was a lot of money, so I went from hair down to my chest to shaved literally overnight.”

Cutout carpool

USA: Traffic police stopped a motorist using a car-sharing lane on a US highway and found he had an unusual passenger — a cardboard cutout from a beer advert.

A motorcycle trooper near Tacoma, Washington, stopped the vehicle using the carpool lane and discovered the “passenger” was a cardboard cutout of an actor who portrays ‘The Most Interesting Man in the World’ in Dos Equis beer ads.

The driver’s response? “He’s my best friend.”

The Most Interesting Man in the World was not confiscated, but the driver was warned not to use him again.

Hung jury

USA: A man who skipped out on jury duty 11 times over two years was arrested — inside a courthouse.

Owen Fazenbaker III showed up at Somerset County Court in Pennsylvania for a child custody hearing. Judge D Gregory Geary told the 32-year-old it was “ironic” that he could find his way to court for that but not for jury duty. Fazenbaker promised to serve on future juries if the judge would not impose a $500 fine and 10 days in jail for each time he missed jury duty.

No credit

USA: A burglary suspect used his credit card to prise open a garage door, but left it behind when the homeowner suddenly appeared and startled him, police said.

Brent Henry, of East Butler, Pennsylvania, used the card to pick the lock at a friend’s mobile home. Police said the homeowner heard a noise and caught Henry, who ran away but left the credit card behind. Officers paid the 41-year-old a visit and arrested him. He told them he planned to take some petrol for another friend’s car.

The model elderly

USA: The stars of a charity calendar are in their 80s and 90s, but that didn’t stop the women from an assisted living facility in Ohio from showing a little skin.

Miss March, who’s 88, wears a green top hat and not much else in the calendar from Pleasant Pointe Assisted Living, and the centrefolds are two women in their 90s who seem to be playing poker with strategically placed oversize cards.

Flip to February and you’ll see a smiling, white-haired Dottie Rutter soaking in a bubble bath and flower petals, with chocolates and lingerie nearby.

At 87, she’s the same age as the youngest of three models standing in the cover photo.

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