Ben Stiller's wife Christine Taylor has become a massive Beastie Boys fan thanks to her funnyman husband.

The DODGEBALL: A TRUE UNDERDOG STORY actress, 33, was forced to listen to the hip-hop band by Stiller and is now "obsessed" with the band's latest album TO THE 5 BOROUGHS.

Taylor says, "I'm obsessed with the new Beastie Boys album, To The 5 Boroughs, I don't know why.

"I just love it - I'm learning all the lyrics.

"Ben got me into the Beastie Boys a few years ago - I was never much of a hip hop fan but these guys are so good.

The track AN OPEN LETTER TO NEW YORK is a particular favourite of Taylor's, who adds it "has a political slant, stuff about people coming together after 9/11 - that's really good and quite inspiring - and then there's one called HEY F*CK YOU which I like too."

27/08/2004 19:53