News

Matthew McConaughey’s ‘good looks’ cost his family $35K

Matthew McConaughey’s ‘good looks’ cost his family $35K

TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL: Matthew McConaughey had a hard time dating in high school. Photo: Associated Press

Actor Matthew McConaughey lost out on a $35,000 lawsuit after he was named the most handsome guy in high school.

The “Magic Mike” star suffered from oily skin as a teenager and turned to mink oil to help treat the problem.

He tells late night host Jimmy Fallon, “Three years before I got this award for Most Handsome, I’m a teenager, I’m 15-years-old. Oily skin, you got a few pimples and stuff. Well, my mom is peddling this stuff, the oil of mink…”

After using the mink oil for a few weeks, McConaughey developed acne and had to be placed on medication, prompting his parents to file a lawsuit for emotional distress, alleging he had a hard time dating because of his awful skin.

During the deposition years later, the lawyer pulled out a picture of the actor when he won the award.

He continues, “I knew right then we lost.”

The case was subsequently dismissed.

Recent Headlines

in Local Sports

O’s edge M’s in extra innings

Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones gets ready to hit during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif.

Chris Davis hit a leadoff homer in the 10th inning, Nelson Cruz also went deep and the Baltimore Orioles overcame a record-tying start by Felix Hernandez in a 2-1 victory Friday night over the Seattle Mariners.

in Local Sports

Bells edge Black Bears in 11 innings

bellingham bells pcl logo generic 3

Bellingham’s Chris Baker hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 11th to lead the Bells to a 3-2 victory over the Cowlitz Black Bears in West Coast League action Friday at Joe Martin Field.

in Local Sports

Bellingham 11U falls to Helena

Baseball bat and glove

The Bellingham 11-and-under baseball team fell 6-1 to Helena, Montana today at the Cal Ripken Pacific Northwest Regional Tournament in Meridian, Idaho.

in Local

Another Friday Afternoon Bellingham Bank Robbery

BtbTbx0CcAARVBJ

A Washington Federal on Lakeway Drive is robbed.

in Entertainment

REVIEW: Scarlett Johansson gets brainy in ‘Lucy’

Lucy

A ridiculous premise doesn't have to sink a film, and Luc Besson's "Lucy" actually gets off to a solid start.