Blue Crush beauty Kate Bosworth has a bizarre habit she just can't seem to shake - rubbing her ears.

The 20-year-old actress, currently dating Lord Of The Rings hunk ORLANDO BLOOM, admits she does it so frequently, she's even damaged the cartilage around her hearing instrument.

She says, "I have this habit of running my ears when I'm thinking. So all the cartilage is sort of broken up in the top of my ear.

"It's really soft, so I can put my entire ear inside of my ear and it'll stay there for a minute and I can flick it out with my head."

24/06/2003 09:10