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April 30, 2002 - The Enquirer reports Cybill Shepherd caused a British TV talk show and Orlando Bloom to squirm after she shoved an action figure based on his LOTR character Legolas between her breasts, and later talking about having oral sex with Elvis.

April 27, 2002 - Orlando Bloom and Kate Beckinsale are to feature in new ads for clothing giants Gap. Three new TV ads have been directed by Cameron Crowe, the eccentric Coen Brothers and Roman Coppola. Bloom and Beckinsale feature in Crowe's ad as a couple being chased by a group of admirers while out for a stroll.

April 24, 2002 - Orlando Bloom is nominated for 'Breakthrough Male' (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring) in the 2002 MTV Movie Awards, which will air June 6th at 9PM.

April 7, 2002 - Sunday Mirror reports Orlando Bloom is dating Christina Ricci.

April 5, 2002 - This week's popbitch.com blind item asks, "Which Lord of The Rings actor wandered around Wellington, NZ, during filming, propositioning girls with the line: 'Suck my co**, I'm going to be famous, and you'll wish you had'"

March 29, 2002 - E! Online's Ted Casablanca reports from the Vanity Fair post Oscar bash: "Orlando Bloom might as well have been cooing: "Happy Birthday, Ms. Smart," as he whispered in Amy's ear, causing the pretty blonde to become so flustered she had to flee with her girlfriend. Hey, Orlando, stop that! Don't you know the effect you're having on the residents of this town (not to mention the planet), these days? Down, you randy boy."

March 27, 2002 - Variety reports Orlando Bloom has hooked up two movie roles: "The Kelly Gang" with Heath Ledger and Mick Jagger, and "The Calcium Kid," to be directed by Alek De Rakoff. Read more.

March 26, 2002 - IMDB reports Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan and Orlando Bloom were snubbed from Sunday's Oscars because of the limited seating at the Kodak Theater. The actors were flown into Los Angeles to join their co-stars at the ceremony, but were denied entry. Bloom said, "I'm going out to get drunk anyway." Monaghan added, "We have plenty of options for a night out. But the Oscars isn't one of them."

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