Saturday, February 09, 2008

a nap from the past

Tom Jones refuses to take chances with some of his most famous assets -- his chest hair.

a. Ewwwwwwwwwwww
b. What the--?
c. Tom who?
d. Well he's all you'd ever want
e. I remember when...
f. Now I get it, NAP!

Tom Jones recently insured his famous chest hair for just under $7 million.
Yes, that was 7 million.

Though the 67-year-old crooner's manager told a British tabloid that Jones has been "working far too hard in the recording studio" for such frivolity, media reports have confirmed the policy was taken out with the world-renowned Lloyd's of London.

The prestigious insurance house has a history of catering to strange celebrity requests.

Lloyd's of London has insured the legs of Fred Astaire, Angie Dickinson, and supermodel Heidi Klum, the hands of pianist Liberace and the fingers of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. The most famous rear end in the world - the one belonging to Jennifer Lopez - is also said to be insured by the London-based insurance house.

On its Web site, Lloyd's of London boasted that the storied firm issued coverage of a celebrity's chest hair in 2006.

"Admittedly, this is one of the most obscure requests I've had – but I still came up with a wording that addressed the need," underwriter John Thomas said at the time.


  1. What???? Why would anyone insure any body part?? I must be dense. Go figure. Is this just in case some rabid fan attacks him with a razor? ;)

  2. Cheryl,

    I think Im supposed to be the guest blogger on Petticoats & Pistols next week and am trying to think ahead. Do you send questons or do I just write on whatever comes into my head that might be appropriate?

  3. I've heard it all. I knew Lloyd's of London insured odd ball and off the wall stuff, but this takes the cake! LOL

  4. What's new (hairless) pussycat? Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa....

  5. Tom's looking like ole' Ben Johnson the character actor cowboy!

    What about Mitzi Gaynor's dancer legs or Betty Grable, the pin up actress from WW II-she was painted on the nose of bombers!

    ROFL, Rebecca!