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Ashley Judd Appears on MTV Show

March 30, 2001

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NEW YORK (AP) _ Ashley Judd’s lucky number is 27.

That’s the number of the racing car her fiance, Dario Franchitti, drives. Judd wore a 27 charm on a chain around her neck when she appeared on MTV’s ``Total Request Live″ on Thursday.

The actress, a big University of Kentucky basketball fan, said she wasn’t into auto racing before she met her beau.

``Not at all,″ she said. ``I thought it was stupid and macho.″

Does she worry about Franchitti when he’s zooming around the track? ``Only if he’s not gonna win because I don’t want him to be in a bad mood afterward,″ she said.

Judd showed a clip from her movie that opens Friday, the romantic comedy ``Someone Like You,″ as teen-agers cheered and screamed all around her.

``You guys are so festive and cheerful,″ she said, looking around at the crowd watching the live video countdown.

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