Blue Crush beauty Kate Bosworth has the strange habit of rubbing her ears while thinking - and now she's worried she may have done them permanent damage.

The sexy actress - who is currently dating Lord Of The Rings hunk ORLANDO BLOOM - developed the habit years ago, but her constant massages have left her ears highly flexible.

She says, "Now all the cartilage is sort of broken up in the top of my ear. It's really soft, so I can fold my entire ear in on itself. It'll stay there for a minute and I can flick it out with my head."

12/08/2003 00:14