Top 10 Celebrity Secrets

We've broken into Hollywood's private vault, revealing the top 10 celeb secrets you never knew...
Monday , 26 September 2011
John Cusack
John Cusack
Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone
US director Steven Spielberg, actor Harrison Ford and producer George Lucas
US director Steven Spielberg, actor Harrison Ford and producer George Lucas
Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell
Singer Danny Wood of New Kids On with Actress Halle Berry
Singer Danny Wood of New Kids On with Actress Halle Berry
Jay-Z
Jay-Z
Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
Director Steven Spielberg and actress/director Drew Barrymore
Director Steven Spielberg and actress/director Drew Barrymore
Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
Joan Collins
Joan Collins

John Cusack

He may look wet behind the ears but John Cusack can handle himself in a fight having spent over 20 years training as a kick boxer under former world kickboxing champion Benny ‘The Jet’ Urquidez. The actor started training with Benny in preparation for his role in Say Anything. He has apparently kept it up and who knew that Cutie Cusack was a kickboxing champ… Get those shorts on!

Sharon Stone

For years Sharon had us believe she was one of Hollywood’s brainiest beauties, claiming she had an IQ of 148 and was a member of Mensa. Yet, in 2002, after never living down ‘that’ Basic Instinct scene, she finally admitted she was never in the brainy club. Jim Blackmore of Mensa said, “It’s delightful to finally see Ms Stone admit she’s not and never has been a member of our society.”

Harrison Ford

The legendary actor was working as a set carpenter when George Lucas asked him to read lines with auditioning actors for Star Wars, however so impressed with Harrison’s portrayal of the characters he hired him to play Han Solo. His career was launched and the rest they say is history...

Colin Farrell

The Irish heartthrob was arrested and questioned for four hours by police when he was mistakenly identified as the lead suspect in a murder case. The star recalls, “I was taken in and suspected of murder. It was the handcuffs, the mugshots and even a bit of frisking. In the end, though, it was mistaken identity – some other handsome devil with an evil bent. Christ, I was a wild lad, but murder sure hasn’t been one of my pastimes.”

Halle Berry

This femme fatale nearly caused New Kids On The Block to split. The actress used to date band member Danny Wood, but the singer dumped the star after his fellow boys were convinced she was a groupie!

Just before the relationship came to an end bandmate, Donnie Wahlberg, pulled Halle on stage during their song Never Gonna Fall In Love Again – awkward!

Jay-Z

The rap mogul once shot his drug addict brother to stop him stealing a ring to fund his habit. Jay-Z explained, “I went to someone’s crib, and got [the gun]. Guns were everywhere. I thought my life was over. I thought I’d go to jail for ever. It was terrible. I was a boy, a child. I was terrified.” His brother never pressed charges but apologised for his issues.

Elvis Presley

Not only was The King a black belt in karate but when he discovered his wife Priscilla was having an affair with his pal, karate instructor, Mike Stone he was so angry he enquired on the price for a hitman. Biographer Peter Guralnick claimed Elvis said: “There’s too much pain in me, Mike Stone [must] die.” Allegedly when his body-guard, Red West, came back with a price for Stone’s contract killing, Peter says Elvis’ mood softened, replying “Aw hell. Let’s just leave it for now. Maybe it’s a bit heavy.”

Drew Barrymore

During her hedonistic days – remember she was a drug addict by the time she was nine-years-old – Drew posed naked for Playboy magazine. So upset by her revealing shoot her godfather, director Steven Spielberg, sent her a quilt for her 20th birthday with a note reading, “Cover yourself up.” Enclosed in the quilt was a copy of her Playboy issue with all the pictures amended so that she was fully clothed.

Ben Stiller

Diva alert! The Dodgeball star might make funny films but it’s no joke how he treats his staff. Allegedly on the set of Zoolander he demanded no assistants look him in the eye. He is also said to have fired a “herd of assistants,” many who have come forward and complained about the actor’s overbearing ego and verbal abuse. One PA even revealed how he demanded she cut his toe nails. Even Ben admits to being a pain, “In the movie business you’ve constantly got to prove yourself. So I can be a real ***hole on the set sometimes.”

Joan Collins

The screen siren once admitted she never let any of her hubbies see her without make-up – getting up early to put on her glam face before they woke. While the gorgeous star’s methods seem a little OTT, her insecurities stem from one sniddy comment. She explains, “When I was 20, I played the most beautiful girl in New York in The Girl in the Velvet Swing. The director saw me and said, ‘You look hideous. You’re so ugly you can’t go without make-up.’ I got insecure... never went out unless I’d inch-thick make-up on.”