People: Feb. 22, 1999

HATE REPORTERS, BUT LOVE THE ROLE

Last week, just as MADONNA signed on to play an intrusive tabloid reporter in an upcoming film, ROBIN WRIGHT PENN was starring in Message in a Bottle, a film in which she too plays an intrusive journalist. Have the wives of Sean Penn forgotten how much they hate the press? A summary to date:

Madonna

Plays a reporter who: hunts down a reclusive author, then falls in love with him

Stood by Sean Penn when he: kicked in the car door of a reporter

Has said of the press: "The worst part about being famous...

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