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'MESSAGE' TO ACTORS IS CLEAR: STAY AWAY

The unwelcome mat is out for Paul Newman and Kevin Costner.

The duo is having a difficult time finding a community that will welcome filming of their new movie "Message in a Bottle." Residents on Tangier Island in Virginia and Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts have both rejected filming.

Tangier Island officials nixed filming earlier this month amid objections to script content, while Martha's Vineyard towns of Gay Head and Chilmark refused the movie because of concerns over potential damage to sand dunes.

The Maryland Film Office spent much of last week showing location scouts possible locales around the Chesapeake Bay.

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