Actor Jerry O'connell recently resorted to playing with himself in New York's Central Park, after the chilly weather shrivelled his manhood before an underwear photoshoot.

The KANGAROO JACK star, ex-boyfriend of British singer Geri Halliwell, is the new face of PERRY ELLIS' underwear range, and he admits the job's already landed him in an embarrassing situation.

O'Connell, currently dating stunning actress Rebecca Romijn-STAMOS, says, "The shoot took place in Central Park... It was done in the fall a couple weeks ago and it wasn't like warmest weather - and you're in underpants, so you're not in your best light, you know what I'm saying?

"You suffer from what is commonly referred to as 'acorn-itis'. I was like, 'What am I supposed to do here?' I was in public and I didn't wanna put anything in there. So they were like, 'You know, get it excited.' You're supposed to like fluff it!

"I was worried I was gonna get arrested, 'cause I'm there in Central Park (with my hand in my underwear)."

08/11/2004 09:18