John Cusack and his pal JEREMY PIVEN shared such a huge crush on a TV news anchor when they were younger, they tracked her down and showered her with roses.

Evergreen EMMY-winning news veteran DEBORAH NORVILLE, 46, caught the eye of both actors - and they decided to let her know just how they felt.

Piven says, "I had a huge, inconsolable crush on Deborah Norville as a teen. She was our local news anchor.

"John and I got to meet her and we each brought her roses. She's the most beautiful person on the planet.

"She giggled, said, 'Oh, that's so sweet,' gave us each a hug, then sent us on our way."

29/03/2005 08:58