Dominic Monaghan Cuddles Up to Venomous Snakes on New Show

He travels the world meeting exotic creatures for his new show Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan, but the Lord of the Rings actor doesn’t really need to go that far to get his creepy-crawly fix.

The L.A.-based star owns a ball python named Conquistador, a pet tarantula named Nancy, a black widow spider called Manchester and Rubix, a chameleon.

Dominic & Evangeline's Hush-Hush Love Life

Some Lost castaways are obsessed with numbers – particularly the six cursed numerals that frequently pop up on the hit series. Dominic Monaghan, however, is all about the alphabet.

“Dom is obsessed with Scrabble,” says castmate Jorge Garcia, who plays Hurley. “He plays it all the time – even on his cell phone at work.”

Admits Monaghan: People will say things, and I ll Scrabble what they say in my head. I ll think of triple word scores all the time.

Kelly Clarkson's Road Lust

For some people there’s no place like home, but for Kelly Clarkson being on tour is where she finds her bliss. “I love my friends and family, but I love being on the road – the bus, the shows, the band,” the singer, who just returned from a vacation in Mexico, told us at the recent Kids’ Extravalooza ‘05, a fund-raiser for the National Children’s Museum in Washington, D.C. “The thing about touring is there’s no confusion. There’s no label drama, there’s no any other drama.