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The Bum’s Rush

by | 12th, March 2004

‘FROM time to time we like to see what our British exports in the Hollywood hills are getting up to.

The next Mrs Ben Affleck

Not everyone can be a Hugh Grant and make headlines for just parking is car, so it’s up to us and the Enquirer to seek out the lesser stories.

And the least known of all is that Martine McCutcheon, she of EastEnders fame, is in Hollywood trying to carve out a career on the silver screen.

But things are not going to plan. Buoyed by her early success as a char in the syrupy English Tourism Board flick Love Actually, reports are that things have gone to the poor girl’s head.

Having already hired the same agent as Catherine Zeta Jones, McCutcheon is said to have told the Hollywood mavens that she was prepared to as Jones did and award a statuette at the recent Oscars do.

The Academy declined her offer, and McCutcheon was left to drown her sorrows at Elton John’s post-Oscars bash.

There, apparently, McCutcheon drank to excess and lurched around in an unbecoming manner in front of many of the top film executives. She also “gyrated in a bizarre fashion” when the music came on.

But her biggest error was to have begged for admittance into the VIP area after being denied access.

Yet still McCutcheon has been heard to say: “They have been rally positive in L.A. They say I’m England’s answer to Jennifer Lopez.”

In other words, she’s got a big backside and can’t act.’

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