David Hartnell’s Holiday – 17th January 2011

Monday 17th January 2011

I'm not one to gossip but……In 2002, Tom Cruise wore braces on his teeth for six months, metal on the bottom and clear on the top. At 40, Tom’s front teeth were pushing hard on his lower teeth, so he needed to change his bite.

David Bowie’s left pupil was badly damaged when he was hit in the eye during a fight when he was a teenager. This resulted in its permanent dilation and the appearance of mismatched eyes.

Rumour has it that Brad Pitt prefers to wear boxer shorts with cow-print, stripes or polka-dot designs.

From the age of 10–14, Rene Russo wore a body cast to correct a curved spine.

Shirley MacLaine says she wants Renée Zellweger to play her if they make a movie on her life.

Billy Joel uses only dark towels to wipe his brow while performing on stage.

Some say that Friends star David Schwimmer has had electrolysis on his hairline.

George Hamilton, who played the vampire in the movie Love at First Bite, keeps a supply of his own blood at home, just in case he has an accident and needs a transfusion.

It’s said that Mel Gibson makes sure that every movie contract he signs has a clause in it guaranteeing him a personal chiropractor to be available every day of shooting. The Oscar-winning actor has scoliosis—curvature of the spine.

Blind singer Stevie Wonder signs all his legal documents using his fingerprint, which replaces his signature.

In August 2002, veteran American actor Charlton Heston revealed on TV that he has Alzheimer’s disease. He said he was going public with his illness after having ‘lived my whole life on the stage and screen before you. For an actor there is no greater loss than the loss of his audience’, the 78-year-old said. ‘I can part the Red Sea but not with you. That’s why I won’t exclude you from this stage of my life. If you see a little less spring in my step, if your name fails to leap to my lips, you’ll know why. And if I tell you a funny story for the second time, please laugh anyway.’

Tom Cruise is allergic to cats.

Actor John Corbett says he doesn’t wear underwear, ‘I’ve never owned a pair of underpants in my life.’

Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man costume for the second Spider-Man movie has an inbuilt escape hatch so he can go to the toilet without having to remove the entire costume, unlike the costume he had to wear in the first Spider-Man movie.

A gerbil attacked Christina Ricci when she was three years old; since then she’s developed a phobia of the little critters.

In an interview in November 2002, Christina Aguilera revealed the reason behind her prolific piercing. At the time, she had 11 piercings ranging from the usual common places, to some not so public places on her body, ‘If I was having a bad day, or if something was really getting me down—boy troubles, whatever—I wanted to go out and get a new piercing’, she said in the interview. ‘It was definitely a release for me, something that made me feel a little more strong or empowered. Because it was something that had to do with me and no one else.’

David Arquette loves stilettos; he says he has a high-heel fetish.

P.Diddy only wears his trainers once; after their first wearing into the rubbish they go.

Christian Slater’s Hollywood home has six bathrooms.

In 1987, Joan Collins banned her Beverly Hill’s dustman from collecting her rubbish after he sold it to fans. Joan thought it a gross invasion of her privacy, so she bought a paper shredder and hired a private company to remove all her rubbish.

Sheryl Crowe’s two front teeth are false. She lost them years ago when she tripped and fell on stage.

To stop her highlights from fading, Jennifer Aniston adds two crushed aspirin pills to her shampoo every wash.

As a young child, Catherine Zeta-Jones caught a virus and nearly died. She had to have a tracheotomy to open her windpipe.

Angela Bassett says she tends to stay in character the whole time she’s doing a movie, which can be very draining.

Angelina Jolie is left-handed…..but my lips are sealed!