Celebrities and their Hollyweird high-jinks is not a new phenomenon in the press, but it seems that as the years turn, the antics keep turning up crazier. It has always appeared as though most of the crazy things that celebrities will do is in the interest of self improvement.
1. Courtney Love, Crack, and Calculus
This grunge rocker from the 90s has been in and out of the news for years with her crazy capers. Perhaps one of the most maddening of her claims is that her crack use improved her skill with numbers; specifically with Calculus.
2. Shailene Woodley: Earthchild
Shailene Woodley has been pushing the limits of crazy in the media of late. She has been quoted saying some pretty "off her rocker" things. Woodley firmly believes that clay, yes, clay, is "one of the best things that you can put into your body." It doesn't stop there, no, not for a minute. Woodley also says that she likes to give her ladyparts a little Vitamin D via some good ol' sunshine. We're not sure how she goes about doing this, but lets leave the mental image at that.
3. Clueless Parenting Tips from Alicia Silverstone
The Clueless actress who seems to know everything there is to know about, "being kind" has come under artillery fire for her radical views on parenting since the release of her book, The Kind Mama. Silverstone has been advising against the use of tampons, diapers, and medication. Her bizarre habit of pre-chewing her son's food and feeding it to him from her own mouth; much like a bird would, has spurred public outcry from concerned onlookers who question the psychological and medical health implications. Silverstone claims that all a prospective mama needs to have "supercharged fertility, a radiant pregnancy, a sweeter birth, and a healthier, more beautiful beginning" is the advice of an actress, rather than that of a licensed professional with years of training.
4. Tom Cruise is Enlightened
Matt Lauer is ignorant to the history and inception of psychiatry; he also clearly has no understanding of what Ritalin is - at least, according to Tom Cruise. Tom Cruise says that psychiatry is a "pseudoscience," that "there is no such thing as a chemical imbalance," and that "antidepressants only mask the problem." Mr. Cruise seems to think that he has the answers to everything.
5. Mariah Carey's Purple Diet
Mariah Carey will only eat foods that are purple. The diva claims that eating foods only of a "lilac" shade helped her shed her baby weight. This could, of course, be because the "lilac" stipulation dramatically limits what is available to eat. Unless food coloring counts.
6. Kitty Litter Exfoliant by Snooki
Snooki has been a source of controversy and amusement since her arrival on the pop culture scene with trainwreck, The Jersey Shore. The young mom recently told Conan O'Brian that the most effective and inexpensive exfoliant she's found is actually unused cat litter.
7. Joan Rivers and her Vodka Deodorant
Joan Rivers says that there's no need to use deodorant, and that an "old Broadway trick" can keep you smelling just as fresh - or like you've been pickled. Perhaps that is what "fresh" means to her. Just spray your clothes and armpits with a mixture of vodka and water to get the Joan Rivers anti-B.O. treatment!
8. January Jones' Placenta
The Mad Men star claims that her ability to return to the show so readily after having given birth to her son was because she chose to consume the placenta in pill form. "Your placenta gets dehydrated and made into vitamins. It's something I was very hesitant about, but we're the only mammals who don't ingest our own placentas. It's not witch-crafty or anything! I suggest it to all moms." Jones stands by her decision despite the reactions that she's received. She says, "I feel confident that placenta-eating made those first few post-partum weeks easier."
9. Fergie's Acidic Abs
Fergie claims that her abs have one additional helper other than her exercise and dance. The singer takes two "shots" of organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar. Fergie says, "Two tablespoons. For some reason I've noticed a difference on my stomach. I just trusted [my trainer] on this one. I'm sharing. I'm all about sharing secrets."
10. James Bond's Cancer-Causing Foie Gras
Actor, Roger Moore, who replaced Sean Connery as James Bond in Live and Let Die, The Man With The Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, Octopussy, and A View to a Kill has a real problem with the French delicacy, foie gras. In addition to the obvious cruelty concerns, Moore strongly believes that the consumption of foie gras causes cancer.
11. Jean Claude Van Damme is Aware
Jean Claude Van Damme is aware. What does that mean? No one really knows. The general understanding is that Van Damme's theory of "Awareness" pertains to a spectacular type of self-awareness that apparently, only he possesses. Videos documenting the madness/awareness are primarily in French with few translated versions available. Van Damme doesn't seem to be aware of just how crazy he sounds.