Monday, April 25, 2005

Life without hockey? "Trippin' out"

Chelios and Kid Rock rough it on 'Trippin' '

April 22, 2005

How I spent the NHL lockout, by Chris Chelios: Learning to bobsled, playing for the Motor City Mechanics, camping out with actresses Cameron Diaz and Jessica Alba ... huh?

Chelios explains: "Bobby -- Kid Rock -- was offered the trip and they told him he could take someone with him, so I was that someone."

Chris and Bobby's Excellent Adventure -- an episode of "Trippin'," Diaz's new show on MTV -- is scheduled to debut at 10:30 Monday night. The premise of the series is for Diaz to take celebrities on ecological adventure trips around the world to promote environmental awareness.

In this episode, shot earlier this year, Diaz shepherds Chelios, Kid Rock, Alba and surfer Kelly Slater on a trip to Honduras and Costa Rica, where they do things like take a boat trip through the rainforest, swim with dolphins and snorkel.

"I've lived on the ocean for the last 14 years, so now at least I learned a little bit more about it, the dangers to all the species and stuff," Chelios said. "It was something I really never thought I'd get into, but it was a really cool trip. ...
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