December 24, 2011
Shockaholic Carrie Fisher Simon & Schuster: 176 pp. $22
December 24, 2011 |
Carrie Fisher has done an excellent job of reinventing herself as ... Carrie Fisher, evolving from ingenue actress and geek pinup to salty, tell-it-like-it-is writer and humorist. And as Just Carrie Fisher she has a lot to say, mostly about her odd but compelling life, and enough to add a Part 2 to her memoirs. "Shockaholic" follows 2009's "Wishful Drinking," a bestseller that Fisher also turned into a one-woman show. The title is a clue to the reason Fisher says she wrote the book; a few years ago she started undergoing electroconvulsive therapy to treat depression.
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.
December 12, 2010 |
Carrie Fisher takes on the scandalous breakup of her parents' marriage, when her father, Eddie Fisher, left her mother, Debbie Reynolds, for Elizabeth Taylor; her erstwhile marriage to Paul Simon, her turn as Princess Leia in "Star Wars" and its continuing ripples and much more in her savagely witty one-woman Broadway play, "Wishful Drinking," which comes to HBO on Sunday at 9 p.m. The special includes archival footage from Fisher's colorful life....
December 11, 2010 |
Carrie Fisher played Princess Leia Organa in the first three "Star Wars" movies. You know it, and she knows it, and she knows you know it, and that will bind you as long as you both shall live. Possibly you also know that she is the daughter of the actress Debbie Reynolds, and less probably you may know that she is the daughter of the singer Eddie Fisher, because you are less likely to know who Eddie Fisher was, as much of a pop star as he was in his day. "If my life wasn't funny it would just be true ?
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.