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Once you finish guffawing over the brilliant pun use in our headline, make time to pick up the August issue of Elle magazine. In it, you'll hear Pirates of the Caribbean swashbuckler, Orlando Bloom, gush about his co-star, Keira Knightley.

"She hasn't picked up any sort of entourage," Bloom said. "She surrounds herself with friends and family, which is key to maintaining a sense of reality even when everything seems unreal. She just possesses that rare grounded quality."

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You'll also hear from the cover girl herself on topics such as:

Her Oscar nomination:
"For ages and ages, everybody was going, ‘Oh, she's just a pretty face. She absolutely can't act.' And I was always going, ‘Well, maybe they're right; I don't know.' So that at least shut them up for a while."

Her performance in Pride & Prejudice:
"I still have nightmares about that film. I wake up thinking, Oh sh-t, I should have played it like that or I should have done this like that. I can't watch it because I'll just be going, ‘Why did you do that?'"

Whether she gets paid more to do nudity in films*:
"I've heard stories of actresses who, like, added a million to their contract if they did it, but I guess I started doing it so early on, people just go, ‘Oh, you don't have to pay her more to do it. You'd have to pay her to keep them on."

What body part she would change:
"I hate my legs. They're awful. I'd make them longer and less wobbly. And I'd tone down my ass. That I could do very simply by just working out, but I obviously don't want it that much."

Her digitally enganced boobs on the King Arthur poster:
"…they showed me the first copy and these things must have been double Es, and they were down to my knees. I was like, ‘I don't mind you making them bigger, but don't give me fâ€"king droopy breasts! They look like your grandmother's t-ts.'"

Whether she's a good girlfriend**:
"No, I'm awful. I always have freak-outs. I don't know why anyone puts up with me. I'm mostly an emotional wreck."

Rachel McAdams walking out on the nude Vanity Fair cover shoot:
"It was actually pretty undramatic as I remember it. Quite early on Rachel just said, ‘No, I'm not into that.' She's a lovely girl, and I really respect her for doing that…Both me and Scarlett [Johansson] said, ‘This is definitely something that we're up for.' So why not? It's something to show the grandchildren."

* Could someone let us know what movies Keira has been nude in?

** The Gossip volunteers to act as a boyfriend and find out about said emotion

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Many a man -- including some staff members here at the Gossip -- would give up their right arms (or at least protein shakes) for a chance to get with Keira Knightley or Scarlett Johansson. So it's not shocking to see that the lucky guys who have successfully wooed the talented, kissable starlets could, at times, feel a tad insecure.

Sources say Knightley might be bringing out the green-eyed side, if you will, of beau Rupert Friend. Scotland's Sunday Mail claims the actress exchanged unpleasant words with her Pride & Prejudice co-star and steady boyfriend after she joined her Atonement co-star, James McAvoy, for an after-work drink.

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"Keira did enjoy a night out with James, but they are just friends and everyone knows he is happily engaged [to actress Anne-Marie Duff]," a friend" of Knightley's. "She has told Rupert to get off her back or get out her life. Keira is a 21-year old girl and a bit of a free spirit."

The Pirates of the Caribbean star began dating Friend in December, a few months after she ended her two-year romance with Jamie Dornan.

Back on this side of the Atlantic, we have Johansson, who has been quietly dating Josh Hartnett for about a year. But, according to the New York Daily News, the actor was "a little anxious" last week when the blond beauty, 21, was whisked to Long Island's Hamptons by Wilmer Valderrama.

"Wilmer was out there for a party and arranged for a helicopter for Scarlett to come out, too. It was just to hang out, but Josh was not psyched about it," blabbed a source.

Understandable. Valderrama, who used to tang Lindsay Lohan as well, is a well-known womanizer. Somehow. Sigh.

In any case, Hartnett supposedly dialed his sought-after squeeze several times during her "innocent" night in the Hamptons.

"Finally, Scarlett just handed her phone to Wilmer and said, 'Talk to Josh. Tell him we're friends,'" recounts the inside source.

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An awkward moment for Johnny Depp? Filming a kissing scene with his young (gorgeous!) co-star, Keira Knightly for Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest.

But what makes Knightly uncomfortable? Every time someone asks about her weight. At the London's premiere of Pirates on Monday night, she responded to a question about her figure with: "Whatever people say about my weight they are all wrong."

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The 21-year-old continued in an interview with People magazine:

"Hollywood is all about the way you look, and I don't think that's the healthy thing for anyone. But, if you're strong and comfortable with yourself, then you're going to be fine."

Part of the reason why questions about her health came up at the premiere? Knightley's slight figure was on display in a low-cut, backless bronze Gucci dress (pictured).

Nevertheless, she reiteratied that there's nothing to worry about.

"I've got a lot of experience with anorexia â€" my grandmother and great-grandmother suffered from it, and I had a lot of friends at school who suffered from it," Knightley said. "I know it's not something to be taken lightly and I don't."

Also spotted at the festivities were Depp - decked out in a fedora and sunglasses. He greeted fans and signed autographs for more than an hour.

Orlando Bloom, meanwhile, was also present and reports state he couldn't help himself, peeking down the front of Knightley's gown, which opened to her belly button.

"I haven't flashed anyone yet," she joked.

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This just in, folks: the sky is blue, the Pope is Catholic and Angelina Jolie possesses the world's most kissable lips.

The latter was voted upon in a poll conducted by beverage manufactuer, Cafe Kiss, as England prepared to National Kissing Day on Thursday.

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Jolie nabbed the top spot over Scarlett Johansson. Also included in the top five was Keira Knightley, whose Pirates of the Carribean kiss was been documented by The Gossip late last week.

If any of the women involved in the survey would like our staff to comment on the results, we're puckered up and ready to stick our nose tongue into such business.

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Keira Knightley shares a passionate kiss with Johnny Depp in the upcoming, highly-anticipated Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, but for one them, the experience was unbelievably awkward.

Depp, who plays the affable and off-the-wall Capt. Jack Sparrow, believes any film kiss is bound to be uncomfortable to shoot, but considered this one more so than most.

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"Any kind of scene like that whenever you're doing that sort of thing, it's always unbelievably awkward especially having met Keira when she was 17 years old," Depp said. "But regardless of that it's always awkward so you kind of just make light of it; she was a good sport and we just kid of did what we had to do, that's the gig."

Keira was a good sport too, of course, considering most 21-year old women like her would love to be in the same situation.

"I couldn't ask for a better kissing scene with Johnny Depp actually, I think my 14-year old self was yelping with pleasure," she said. "It was fantastic! What more can a girl ask for? I've got Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom and I get to kiss both of them. It's wonderful!"

Knightley won't reveal whether this infamous lip-lock will interfere with the relationship her character, Elizabeth Swann, has with Orlando's Will Turner. Bloom has also stated, stunningly, that he has enjoyed smooching Keira throughout the Pirates trilogy.

"It's not an ordinary kiss, it's a kiss with a twist, which is great," she said.

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Orlando Bloom confessed that he loves kissing Keira Knightley while filming the Pirates of the Caribbean sequels.

"She's a great kisser and a lovely, and very funny, person," he said. "She's absolutely gorgeous."

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You think? Bloom did admit that he does find shooting love scenes strange.

"Kissing scenes are a bit peculiar. It's like you play at it," he said.

Bloom, 29, who has been linked to Kate Bosworth, Claire Danes and Sienna Miller, may have an edge over many of his actor counterparts if he ever wants to make a serious play for Keira's heart. In the July issue of InStyle, Knightley says she prefers British men.

"Ask an American guy what his beauty regime is, and he'll tell you. Ask a Brit, and he'll say, ‘Er… Guinness?' I like that," she said.

The actress, 21, does admit to an affinity for one American: Johnny Depp, her co-star in the Pirates franchise. Asked which of her leading men was the best kisser, she replied, "Johnny Depp certainly wasn't bad."

Knightley is currently dating British actor Rupert Friend, 24, her c-ostar in 2005's Pride & Prejudice, for which she garnered an Oscar nomination.

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