Surprise couple Michelle Rodriguez, Zac Efron seen cuddling on yacht 

Michelle Rodriguez and Zac Efron detonated some fireworks aboard an Italian yacht over the weekend, but it wasn't a misplaced act of patriotism that drove the paparazzi wild -- it was a nautical make-out session.

E! Online reports that Efron, 25, and Rodriguez, 36, were seen swapping kisses and snapping selfies aboard the love boat (sex skiff?) owned by Italian business magnate Gianluca Vacchi. The unlikely cupid whisked the actors away on a Sardinian vacation last week, which the trio has dutifully documented on Twitter and Instagram.

The romance between the "Neighbors" hunk and "Avatar" siren caught many in Tinseltown by surprise Monday.

"Zac Efron, Michelle Rodriguez kiss each other, confuse the world," tweeted the Los Angeles Times, paper of Hollywood hookup record.

Rodriguez parted ways with her girlfriend, British model Cara Delevingne, in April. Last week, Efron briefly parted ways with his dignity grinding atop a table to Jason Derulo's "Wiggle" in a vacation video uploaded to Instagram.

Dolly might adopt Dolly

Dolly Parton may be coming home with an unusually furry souvenir after rocking out at the Glastonbury Festival last week.

The country icon was touched by the tale of a fluffy pooch whose owners abandoned her in the weeklong outdoor festival's aftermath, according to the U.K.'s Daily Mirror.

A social-media campaign failed to find the forgetful owners of the dog, nicknamed Dolly by a local shelter, but did catch Parton's eye.

"Heard about the abandoned dog at @GlastoFest?," Parton tweeted Monday. "If nobody claims her, I'll take her home to America!"

Parton also shares her name with a cloned sheep and a 150-acre theme park in Tennessee.


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Giselle Velazquez was born and raised in the shadow of San Francisco's Diamond Heights and now lives in the shadow of South San Francisco's Sign Hill. She has written for publications such as The S.F. Examiner, Ventura County Star, and the S.F. Bay Guardian.
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