Billy Bob Thornton has to be careful who he invites into his Hollywood home because his clever mynah bird will pick up anything his guests say.

The movie star admits his pet, ALICE, can be quite rude after picking up comments one former housemate made about a past girlfriend.

The BAD SANTA star reveals, "She says some regular stuff as well... She says, 'Hello,' and one of her good ones is, 'I wish you'd leave.'

"I had a roommate for a while... who didn't like one of my girlfriends and he used to always say, 'I wish you'd leave,' and the bird got hold of that."

24/07/2005 09:00