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GEENA DAVIS has a shot at competing in the Olympics next year. The Oscar-winning actress finished 29th out of 300 top-flight competitors in the US national archery championships earlier this month. "This was my little secret," she says. "When I was on vacation in Italy I entered a tournament in Florence. The other archers said `What?' But I won. They didn't expect that, either."

Davis, who was on target in The Accidental Tourist and Thelma and Louise, practises six days a week and fires 300 shafts daily. She sticks with this shooting schedule even when she's scheduled to shoot a film. "Last movie I made, I had them set up a target on an empty stage," says the Pandorable star, who started giving it her best shot three years ago, after being inspired by the 1996 Olympics. So does this mean she has another string to her bow, careerwise? "I have to keep making movies," Geena (pictured, all aquiver) admits. "I have yet to make a lot of money from archery." Bullseye!

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PANDORA'S POSSE visited a guy's flat this week. As Emma made some tea, she noticed a peculiar sludge suspended in the boiling water. "What the hell's this?" she asked. The fellow looked sheepish. "Last night when I was doing dinner, I couldn't wait for the potatoes to cook in the pan," he admitted, "I thought they'd boil quicker in the kettle." Mmmmm. Does your homme have any handy hints or bitching kitchen short cuts? Do tell Pandora, so we can all share those special domestic moments...

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FASHION + SCIENCE = a range of silk and cotton ties modelled on the way microbes and diseases look under a microscope. "The bubonic plague tie is pretty; it's sold out," says Roger Freeman, the California dentist who devised the innovative neckwear. "The syphilis tie is gorgeous, and gonorrhoea is the best-looking of the whole lot. The malaria tie, well, the artist may've been on something when he did that; it's psychedelic - but then, malaria is a tropical disease." Also on offer: ebola, chlamydia and influenza. Of course, these ties have been an in-joke among Brit medical students since the swinging Sixties.

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NAOMI CAMPBELL, the spitfire supermodel, wants to be a mummy, according to Flavio Briatore, her millionaire boyfriend. "If a baby were to arrive, he would be very welcome," the former boss of the Benetton Formula One team tells an Italian magazine. Briatore says that the couple would spend more time at home, because "we wouldn't want our baby to be bought up by babysitters". Meanwhile an assault charge filed by Campbell's former personal assistant, is still pending. She alleges that last year her boss belted her with a telephone while the mannequin was filming in Toronto. Campbell denies it.

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JO MALONE, the Poshopolis perfumier who is no stranger to the sweet smell of success, has a new collection of colognes called Living. If you hate fragrance layering, you'll love them - because you can use the same container to perfume both your room and your body. Talk about your signature scent...

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SKIPPY HORRORWITZ, Pandora's new best friend in La La Land, says: "Forget your Celebrity Squares, this week Tinseltown is buzzing about celebrity spouse-beaters. First it was Russ Meyer, the 77-year-old softcore auteur who took a savage beating from his 39-year-old dancer girlfriend of 14 years in May after he refused to hand over $50,000. The chick, Debra Masson, has just been sentenced to attend 104 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Harsh realm." Tomorrow: Skippy names the guitarist whose girlfriend claims that he rocked her world with a right hook...

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OH, AND this October a previously respected artsy imprint will publish Kylie, a pounds 25 hardback. "Rather than present a standard star's story, Kylie [Minogue] has combined collaborative portrayals alongside media representations to convey the strange fragmentation of the self that..." Sorry, must've dropped off there; do go on. "In this book, I am both spectator and participant, objective and subjective," Kylie says - allegedly. "I am celebrating and questioning what I have known and that includes the achievements and embarrassments, loves, lessons, the amusing, the reality and the possibility."

Don't you prefer the happy, innocent Kylie, the one who sang: "I should be so lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky..."?

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