"She eats c**p. She eats Red Vines, hot dogs, French fries and Diet Coke. If that's key, maybe she's preserved because of all the preservatives." HOT IN CLEVELAND star JANE LEEVES reveals a diet of junk food and candy got BETTY WHITE to her 89th birthday.
The actor has been open about his dalliances with cocaine and hallucinogenic LSD in his youth in the 1960s.
He famously quit smoking pot for his starring role in 1998's The Big Lebowski, but later admitted he struggled to keep up his clean-living when the film wrapped.
However, the Oscar winner insists his wild days are behind him now, and he prefers to get his highs from spirituality.
He tells Britain's Elle magazine, "When I was (in my) late teens or so I was a bit of a handful, but I didn't give my parents too much grief.
"(I was) exploring all the drugs. Those were the hippy days, it was all kind of new and fresh. Parents didn't know what to make of it.
"I tried coke, but didn't like the sham quality of it, all that phoniness. I did LSD and the psychedelics a little bit. It's one way to get enlightened, but you can pull a spiritual muscle doing that stuff. I learned what I had to learn and moved on. Now I meditate. That's what I do these days."
The star, who played Princess Leia in the phenomenally successful franchise, has been open about her battle with drugs and prescription medication, documenting her addictions in her memoir Wishful Drinking.
And during an interview to promote the stage adaptation of her tell-all tome in Sydney, Australia at the weekend (09-10Oct), Fisher admitted she indulged in narcotics during the filming of 1980 blockbuster Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back.
Fisher made her confession all the more shocking by revealing she inhaled cocaine as she sat on the film's famous ice planet set.
She tells the Australian Associated Press, "We did cocaine on the set of Empire, in the ice planet.
"I didn't even like coke that much, it was just a case of getting on whatever train I needed to take to get high."
The singer-turned-actress became a teen sensation in the 1980s and admits she experienced an emotional turmoil but managed to hide it from her fans.
And Gibson is convinced her manager mum was the one who kept her feet firmly on the ground, because she refused to allow her daughter to get lost in her own hype.
The singer tells Fox News, "Growing up, there's this weird thing when you start as a child actor or teen star that you're constantly getting praised for being poised and together so you can tend to mask a lot of emotional stuff and at some point, the lid's going to blow off the pot. I went through all that. Luckily, I didn't go through by way of drugs, alcohol or public meltdowns ... I had my meltdowns in private, in a therapist's office.
"Luckily, my mom managed me and she always said 'I want a sane, happy and healthy daughter who goes on to have a normal personal life and kids if you want and I don't want you to be exhausted and burnt out by 25.' The (paparazzi) would not have caught me stumbling out of a club drunk at two in the morning. They might have gotten me coming out of a bowling alley with a diet coke, if they were lucky."
And the singer takes aim at label bosses who push young performers to exhaustion before dropping them once they fall out of favour.
She adds, "The industry people will work you to death and they have a short-term vision for you. They're like, 'This is our teen star of the moment and we're going to use you up and throw you out and on to the next' and they do not care if you are a whole, happy, sane human being at the end of that trip."
"The most foolish thing I did was put soap up my nose - because I liked the smell of it so much. I had to go to hospital... because it got right up there... It was before I knew coke (cocaine) was invented." COLIN FARRELL on one of the craziest things he did as a kid growing up in Ireland.
In a candid new interview with Rolling Stone magazine, the actor opens up about the two weeks in 1996 that eventually led to him getting help and getting clean.
It all began with a traffic cop pulling him over for speeding and discovering a firearm in his Ford F-150, and led to "many felonies", a brief spell behind bars and some left over drugs back home.
And it ended with the Iron Man star realising enough was enough - and he needed help.
He explains, "I'm thinking, 'Where's all that great coke?' Here I was needing to anaesthetise like never before. The wife (Deborah Falconer) has moved out, the kid's (son Indio) gone, my life is a f**king babyshambles, and I suddenly make the neuropathic connection that there's nowhere the coke can be but the garbage, and I f**king dig in the thing and there it is, and it's so f**king pure and so clean.
"There I am, in my own kitchen, cooking up some rock - no Vicodin, no Valium, nothing to take the edge off, barely a trace of f**king Absolut Citron (vodka) in the fridge, and I just go, 'This is as good as it gets right now.'"
Downey, Jr. quickly realised that moment was as low as he ever wanted to go: "The only way out of that hopeless state is intervention."
The 51-year-old actress became a household name in Britain with roles in Spender opposite Jimmy Nail and Soldier Soldier, and later expanded her fan base when she was cast as Natalie Barnes in the popular drama serial in 1997.
She spent three years on the show, and has now revealed her work on Coronation Street was blighted by a raging cocaine addiction.
Welch admits she started snorting the drug when she was in her 20s, but the problem escalated when she became depressed following the birth of her first son in 1989.
She would take the drug in between scenes, and once even asked her dealer to come to the set and sell her more drugs to get her through the working day.
Writing in her new autobiography, Pulling Myself Together, Welch reveals, "The risks I took were incredible. I was a total wreck... I'd reached a point where I felt taking cocaine was the only way I could survive. I was suffering crippling depression and I'd made myself believe coke was the only thing that could make me cope...
"I'd become the master of getting out of scenes. I'd always be saying something like 'Don't you think Natalie would be in the toilet? Or in the... living room?' It was ridiculous, but this was a particularly awful day and I felt very low. When you suffer with depression it can just hit you like that at any time and I could feel myself slipping. I didn't have any drugs on me and I knew the only way I could possibly keep going and stay on an even keel was to get some more."
The actress managed to put her drug demons behind her when she fell pregnant with her second child, Louis, who is now nine.
The former Cheers star, who has now cleaned up her bad habit, admits she still can't believe some of the eccentric things she did while under the influence.
She recalls, "I was a druggie. Cocaine. That is a bad drug because it makes you think you're really smart and it makes you say really stupid things.
"I wrote a journal when I was doing coke. It was like, 'This was so profound somebody's gonna find this one day and it's going to change their life.' It was the dumbest s**t you've ever heard in your life."
The former Atomic Kitten star was at the centre of a media storm last year (09) when a U.K. tabloid printed pictures of her snorting the illegal drug.
Katona lost several lucrative work contracts after the scandal, and she accepted an official caution from police for possessing a controlled substance.
The star has now spoken out about her drug habit, revealing she would lock herself in the bathroom of her home with her now estranged husband Mark Croft, and take cocaine while her young children, with her singer ex-husband Brian McFadden, played downstairs.
She says, "I'd lie in bed for three days in a row doing cocaine with Mark. We did coke in our en-suite (bathroom). The kids knew if the bathroom door was locked they mustn't come in. The children would be downstairs with a nanny and she knew not to let them up to our bedroom at those times. Our relationship was just about coke. Mostly, we'd have three-day sessions and not eat. I'd play online bingo, look up stories about me to make me feel worse, and watch cartoons."
Katona reveals she often suffered "fits" when she took too much cocaine, and her worsening health convinced her to kick her habit for good.
She adds, "I'd take so much coke I'd have a fit. Then I would come round and do another line. I had to stop, I had to get out. If I carried on doing what I was doing, I'd be dead."
The British actress was introduced to a drug "pusher" 26 years ago and became pals with him, but was unaware of his sordid habit.
And Collins vowed never to abuse her body with narcotics again after she was enticed to take highly-addictive cocaine - and couldn't sleep for 48 hours.
In an interview for Piers Morgan's Life Stories on U.K. TV, the star reveals, "I am so anti-drugs. Once somebody forced me to take some coke and it was just so horrible. I would never take drugs, I never believe in abusing myself like that, ever."
In the TV chat, to be aired in Britain on Saturday night (27Mar10), Collins also speaks candidly about aborting her child with former lover Warren Beatty when she was aged just 23.
She says, "We went to a place in New Jersey and I did it. But like everything in life, I said, 'OK, that's it, close the book, next period of my life.'"