Rosario wows nerds with her own nerdom

Who knew that Rosario Dawson was such a comic-book geek? Apparently, the throes of nerds down at this past weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con knew and couldn’t help but slobber all over her channeling their inner Jim Carrey in “Dumb and Dumber” — so you’re saying there’s a chance!?

Dawson claims to be a comic-book junkie and says she loved working with graphic novel scribe Frank Miller, who wrote “Sin City,” and Kevin Smith, a longtime Comic-Con veteran who owns several comic book stores of his own.

Partly on tour to promote “Clerks 2” and her upcoming new comic book, “The Occult Crimes Taskforce,” the “Sin City” star says the world of comic books has been a breath of fresh air, especially when it comes to reviews.

Dawson says unlike the acting performances she’s been panned for and films that have been trashed, comic book reviews are “very intelligent criticism” and that type of criticism has been “sorely lacking in film reviews right now.”

OK, “Clerks 2” reviews. Check. “Rent” reviews. Check. “The Rundown” reviews. Check. “Alexander” reviews. Big time check. Sorry Rosario, nothing wrong with film reviews.

Redheads do it better

Forget about blondes. Redheads have more fun, says “Lady in the Water” star Bryce Dallas Howard. Even though she goes blonde for “Spider-Man 3” playing Gwen Stacy one of the classic early loves of Peter Parker. Howard says her family is full of redheads, and whenever their clan came together it was more circus than subdued.

And the pains of being a redhead? Freckles. In “Lady in the Water,” she not only had to refrain from sunbathing — something she normally doesn’t do, either, considering her fair skin — they removed all of her freckles during the filming of the movie, a process that took a wee bit of three hours each day to accomplish. Yikes.

Grubbing, Axl Rose style

Not that he would ever be one to cause riots at concerts, but Axl Rose has gone and caused one yet again.

The Guns N’ Roses frontman decided to eat dinner rather than give the fans what they paid for, causing an overly irate riot in Newcastle, England.

Instead of appeasing the horde of fans that were jeering and throwing objects onto the stage, Axl proceeded to eat his roast lamb dinner as the crowd fumed nearby, The Sun reports.

“It was really hot and the crowd was booing because he was taking forever,” said Saskia Green, 25, who got a literal “Welcome to the Jungle” at the show. “A security guard said the delay was caused by Axl demanding a lamb dinner before he went on — very rock ‘n’ roll.”

The manager of the Metro Arena confirmed that Axl refused to play until he had grubbed out — and only roast lamb would do. We guess Axl figured the fans could “Use Their Illusion” to imagine him singing until he was ready.

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