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July 28, 2002 - The New York Post reports Josh Hartnett and Leo DiCaprio are amongst the a-list actors vying for the role to play drug-addled jazz legend Chet Baker in a biopic based on James Gavin's "Deep in a Dream: The Long Night of Chet Baker."

July 1, 2002 - Variety reports the WB has picked up broadcast rights to "40 Days and 40 Nights," starring Josh Hartnett for  $4 million-$5 million to get three runs of the movie over three years beginning December 1, 2004.

June 20, 2002 - Star magazine reports Christina Ricci admits to having a mad crush on Josh Hartnett, so much so that she once fantasized that she was sent to jail and Josh was the prison guard assigned to escort her to the shower for security reasons. At first he reached out his hand to me," said Ricci. "I thought he liked me. But then he told me he only wanted to be friends."

June 17, 2002 - The New York Post reports Josh Hartnett's girlfriend Ellen Fenster, rejected a $3,000 platinum and diamond necklace in the estate jewelry department at ABC Carpet & Home saying it was too expensive. "She totally shot him down. Apparently she doesn't want him spending the money on her," said a source. Later Josh went to the Eziba shop and bought matching Moroccan necklace and earrings which were more modestly priced.

June 7, 2002 - YM magazine chatted with the girls from Soluna and when asked who their celebrity crushes are, T revealed, "I have a different one every week! When I saw Josh Hartnett in Halloween H2O, I loved him so much! Jessica's been going on about Benjamin Bratt the whole trip, but he just got married, so she's sad. Tobey Maguire is America's choice. Aurora likes Dave Matthews, but he's married with children. You know who else for me? Jakob Dylan — he's cute, man!"

May 30, 2002 - IMDB.com reports Josh Hartnett loves his fans even though they don't all know who he is. "I was at a fair with a bunch of friends in a tiny place in the boondocks," he explained. "We were in the games section, throwing darts at balloons, and a little girl and boy came running over. I had my hat pulled down low, and the girl stared at me for a minute, then said, 'Are you really him?' I crouched won and whispered into her ear, 'Yeah, I'm really him! But it's a secret!' 'OK', she said, then turned and screamed, 'Mom! Dad! It's Heath Ledger' Of course my buddies loved that."

May 19, 2002 - Variety reports Josh Hartnett will headline "Wish You Were Here," an action-adventure about four friends who make an ill-fated attempt to smuggle a fortune out of Morocco.

May 15, 2002 - Actress Clea DuVall spoke to the Village Voice's Michael Musto about how she looks strikingly like a female version of Josh Hartnett. Clea said, "I get that all the time. I told Josh I wanted to have his baby so we could make little clones—the attack of the clones." Check out her photo and read more here.

May 2, 2002 - Josh Hartnett is on this year's People magazine 50 most beautiful people list.

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