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Surviving Gigli

Boston, Aug. 13 (Reuters): A Boston radio station is giving listeners a reason to see the film Gigli, the box office wreck starring Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck that some critics have panned as the worst film of the year.

As Gigli vanishes from US movie theatres following dismal ticket sales, alternative rock station WBCN is offering to give “I survived Gigli” T-shirts to anyone left in their seats when the lights come up after the final showing at a Boston cinema this Thursday. Chachi Loprete, the station’s creative services director, said WBCN is offering free tickets to 130 “lucky” listeners. “We’re doing this because the movie’s been such a bomb,” he said.

Water hotel

Dubai (Reuters): Dubai and a German investor plan to build what they promise will be the world’s first luxury underwater hotel in the Gulf Arab emirate, which is seeking to become the regional hub for tourism, project organisers said on Tuesday. The 26.6-acre $500-million Hydropolis Hotel, is due to be built off the Gulf coast and will be completed by late 2006, Joachim Hauser, the project’s designer and investor, said in a statement. Hydropolis will include a submarine complex with a wide range of facilities, a tunnel for access and a land station for reception and administrative facilities.

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