Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by pbw, May 27, 2003.
Sucks to be her!
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) - Dawn Jenkins isn't in the new Jim Carrey comedy ''Bruce Almighty.''
Her phone number, however, is - and that's a problem for the Pinellas Park glassmaker.
In the film, the nation's top movie over the weekend, Carrey stars as a regular guy who receives the powers of God (played by Morgan Freeman) after complaining too much about life.
God tries to reach Bruce Nolan, Carrey's character, by repeatedly leaving a phone number on his pager. But instead of the usual 555 prefix most television shows and films use in phone numbers, God's number is a common exchange - too common for Jenkins' liking. It's her cell phone number.
She's been getting about 20 calls per hour, with callers asking for God before hanging up.
''What am I to do?'' Jenkins wrote on an Internet forum for visual artists. ''I e-mailed Universal Studios about this issue. ... I think I want payment.''
Reached by telephone, Jenkins declined further comment, saying only she wants to hire an attorney. Officials from Universal Studios did not return telephone calls Monday.
Jenkins isn't alone in her plight. The number on Carrey's character's pager also matches the one to a a South Carolina woman who declined to give her name, but said she's been ''getting aggravated to death'' by the incessant calling.
It also matches the number for a call center to a group of five Colorado talk-radio stations. Ron Nickel, senior vice president for the Radio Colorado Network, was worried what would happen Tuesday, the first regular office workday since the movie's release.
''My receptionist is going to go crazy,'' Nickel said.
The network includes KWYD in Colorado Springs, KLMO in Longmont, KSKE in Vail, KDMN in Buena Vista and an FM station in Gunnison whose call letters were not listed on the network's Web site.
I'd sue for $50 million pain and suffering.
what are the chances