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So little box office, so much animosity: "Dirty Love," a film that sold a paltry $58,116 worth of tickets in the U.S., was named worst movie of 2005 and picked up three other ignoble trophies Saturday at the 26th annual Razzie Awards.

They included a hat trick for Jenny McCarthy, the former Playboy playmate and TV celebrity: She not only shared in the worst movie award as co-producer of "Dirty Love," a comedy about a photographer seeking revenge on her cheating boyfriend, but also won for worst actress and worst screenplay.

And her ex-husband, John Asher, was (dis)honored as worst director.

The worst actor prize went to Rob Schneider for "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo."

The Razzies, handed out at the Ivar Theatre in Hollywood, are announced at this time every year as a good-natured reminder from creator John Wilson and his Golden Raspberry Award Foundation that there are a lot of other films out there beyond the Academy Awards' golden embrace.

"Son of the Mask," for example, which was named worst remake or sequel. And "House of Wax," whose Paris Hilton won for worst supporting actress.

Big-budget films weren't immune from dishonor. Hayden Christensen was selected worst supporting actor for "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith" (he also won in 2003 for "Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones"). And Will Ferrell and Nicole Kidman were chosen worst screen couple for "Bewitched."

Winners were determined by ballots sent to about 750 film professionals, journalists and fans, Wilson said.

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