October 11, 2010 |
"Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher admitted Monday to taking cocaine on the set of "The Empire Strikes Back", saying she didn't even like the drug but was intent on getting high. The Princess Leia actress, now 53, said her life had been defined by addiction, with stints in psychiatric hospitals and rehab clinics -- even the emergency room with an overdose. "We did cocaine on the set of 'Empire', in the ice planet," Fisher told Australian newswire AAP, referring to the setting of the second film in the original "Star Wars" trilogy.
August 24, 2011 |
"Star Wars" star Carrie Fisher, who has lost 50 pounds on the Jenny Craig diet plan in just nine months, had people buzzing on Thursday morning when she told the "Today" show's Ann Curry that her new body made her "want to get into the metal bikini and just walk around the house like an idiot. Answer the doorbell: 'What is it? This old thing?' " Yes, Jabba, THAT bikini . The 54-year-old Fisher, who's a spokeswoman for Jenny Craig , weighed 180 pounds at her heaviest and is 130 pounds now . Since she's just over 5 feet tall, that means she now has a body mass index of about 24 -- within the "normal" range. At 180, her BMI would have been around 34, firmly in the "obese" range.
August 13, 1995 |
"Carrie Fisher: The Hollywood Family," premiering Sunday on A&E, is a darkly comic expose of life in Tinseltown from the viewpoint of a denizen who lived and survived many of its extremes. Fisher, an actress-turned-best-selling author ("Postcards From the Edge," "Surrender the Pink"), wrote and is host of the two-hour documentary produced by A&E and the BBC.
July 31, 1987 |
The photographer scouting locations stops in front of a beer stall in the center of the Farmers Market. Would Carrie Fisher mind posing on a bar stool? Or would that be, uh, bad for her image? "Bad for my image?" the 30-year-old actress-turned-author echoes incredulously, her voice so loud that everyone standing or sitting nearby starts to stare.
January 25, 2004 |
It would be hard to call Carrie Fisher's new novel fiction and maintain a straight face. She characterizes it as "based on a truant's story," since it chronicles the time when she was absent from reality without permission. Please excuse Carrie. Flash floods, seismic disturbances and electrical storms inside her head made it impossible for her to attend life. Thank you. "It's faction," she says. "I don't want to be coy and say I wrote about someone else's experience in the mental hospital.
January 22, 2012 |
At 79, Debbie Reynolds is unsinkable. She returns to the big screen as dotty Grandma Mazur in the Katherine Heigl comedy "One for the Money," opening Friday, and maintains a busy performing schedule. At her cozy Beverly Hills home, she talked about her famous family and historic Hollywood memorabilia collection, which she partly liquidated in two auctions last year. Who's this? This is Dwight. This is Carrie's dog. I'm the grandma. I'm a grandma in every way. I'm Grandma Mazur, I'm Grandma Reynolds.