RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) – Gisele Bundchen may be a leggy Brazilian supermodel, but she’s no Bond girl. In fact, she’s says, she’s kind of dull.

Bundchen, at a news conference Friday, denied rumors she had been invited to play the love interest in the next James Bond film.

“I never received that invitation,” she said. “You know what happens? I’m a very boring person. I work a lot, I go home from work, I eat dinner, sleep.

“I don’t take drugs, I’m not scandalous. So people have to start inventing things about me to publish in the columns,” she said.

The news conference took place after Bundchen appeared at Rio Fashion, a weeklong fashion event that showcases the autumn/winter collections of local designers.

Bundchen, who paraded for the Brazilian label Colcci, did leave open the possibility of participating in other film projects, however.

No farming for Gibson

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) – Mel Gibson has lost his bid to have a portion of his Connecticut estate classified as a farm.

The director of “The Passion of the Christ” asked to have 17 of his 75.7 acres in Greenwich taxed as farm land, but town officials rejected the request.

“Anyone can have a few pigs in their back yard, but a viable farm is more than having something for personal use,” town Assessor John “Ted” Gwartney said. “It’s about producing a viable product.”

Gibson would have saved about $10,000 per year in property taxes on his $17.7 million estate if granted the exemption for owners of working farms. His annual property tax bill is about $137,000, the Greenwich Time reported Thursday.

Besides a 28-room mansion, pool, tennis court and two guest houses, the property includes a barn where Gibson has kept sheep, donkeys and possibly chickens, town officials said.

Gwartney, in a letter to Gibson’s representatives in November, ruled that Gibson’s property was “not being used as a bona fide productive farming activity.”


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