Date: 27th May 2001
Movie stars PenÚlope Cruz and SALMA HAYEK are in trouble with health charity bosses - after pretending they have Tourettes Syndrome. The CAPTAIN CORELLI'S MANDOLIN (2001) star confesses she and pal Hayek get rid of unwanted admirers by developing fake facial squints.
Now they have been slammed by health professionals, because squinting is part of Tourette Syndrome symptoms.
A spokesperson for the Tourettes Syndrome Association of America says, "The humour Ms Cruz and Ms Hayek find in their 'fun' is cruel and reflects poorly upon their characters. " (IG/WNSSP/NFA)