When it comes to celebs and sanity, playing the brutal, relentless game of fame can take its toll on the strongest of souls. From Britney Spears' umbrella episode to Amanda Bynes tweeting Obama, over time notoriety has broken the calmest of souls.
However, the minds of some of our favorite famous folk work in weird, wonderful and downright bananas ways anyway, without the vicious nature of fame to blame. Conspiracy theories, mystic vaginas and small green men are just some of the bizarre beliefs these 10 celebrities hold...
1. Megan Fox - Leprechauns and the power of Spears
As far as this A-lister is concerned, Fairytale creatures are celebrities too. In an interview with Esquire, Megan Fox revealed that not only does she believe in Leprechauns but the Loch Ness Monster and Big Foot as well:
"I believe in all of these Irish myths, like leprechauns. Not the pot of gold, not the Lucky Charms leprechauns. But maybe was there something in the traditional sense? I believe that this stuff came from somewhere other than people's imaginations.”
Fox also listens to Britney Spears every time she flies because:
“It’s not my destiny to die listening to a Britney Spears album."
But that one is totally fair enough.
2. Emma Stone's Supernatural Encounters
Emma Stone revealed on The Letterman Show that she believes that, although they never met in real life, the ghost of her grandfather has been traveling around her home, leaving quarters for her to find.
"My grandfather leaves quarters. It’s just amazing. It is absolutely him.
But that’s the joy of it. It’s not a logical thing; it’s magical. It’s like ectoplasm. It's a milky substance… That indicates someone has been there."
Well, life isn't always logical, but being followed by a 'milky substance' doesn't sound so savory to me...
3. Alicia Silverstone a.k.a Mama Bird
Clueless star Alicia Silverstone certainly divided the crowds when the below video revealed she feeds her son, Bear, like a baby bird, chewing the food up first and then spitting it into his mouth. The term for pre-chewing food is 'premastication' and is a traditional practice for feeding young, though medical critics have said that it's a sure fire way to pass on harmful bacteria. Whether you feel this is gross or not, there's little arguing that this controversial method goes against the main-grain.
4. Angelina Jolie & Billie Bob Thornton Were Living Vampires
Once upon a time, pre-Brangelina (if you can remember that far back), there was Angelina and Billie Bob Thornton. Although the couple divorced in 2003, they are still on excellent terms and last year Thornton talked openly about the, erm, romantic gestures the couple shared, which tied them together during hectic work schedules...
"She thought it would be interesting and romantic if we took a little razorblade and sliced our fingers, smeared a little blood on these lockets and you wear it around your neck just like you wear your son or daughter's baby hair in one. Same thing. From that we were wearing quart jars of blood around our necks," he joked as the crowd laughed. He added, "And we were vampires and we lived in a dungeon."
5. Ke$ha, placenta accessories and vaginal exorcisms
Back in 2013, Ke$ha fans were given access to her world once more in the second season of My Crazy Beautiful Life and, those of you who follow the star will remember that the first episode included a vaginal exorcism.
Talking to Jimmy Kimmel, she explained:
"When the ghost haunts my vagina! You are laughing, but it’s very serious. It’s a problem. I know it sounds ridiculous but in all honesty, I believe in all this crazy sh–. So I was told I had dead people in me so I called … my hypnotherapist. So then she said she had to exorcise my body. And then I got a ghost meter to read it, just beeped at my vagina. It was half off, it’s awesome. It seemed to be accurate because I have been going through a dry spell and it was like beeping around and it all makes sense now.”
Yes, Kesha, I'm sure it all made sense to you.
If that wasn't weird enough, the TiK ToK star also believes that wearing her own placenta as a necklace improves her 'psychic abilities.'
"My favorite keepsake is my placenta. My mom found it in my basement, crushed it up, and made into a necklace that I wear every day to improve my psychic abilities."
6. Lady Gaga and her precious vaginal vortex
From one celebrity vag to the next, Lady Gaga showed gaga tendencies when she admitted to Vanity Fair that she believes her creative juices can be stolen...through sex...
"I’m perpetually lonely. I’m lonely when I’m in relationships. It’s my condition as an artist. I’m drawn to bad romances. And my song [“Bad Romance”] is about whether I go after those [sort of relationships] or if they find me. I’m quite celibate now; I don’t really get time to meet anyone. I have this weird thing that if I sleep with someone they're going to take my creativity from me through my vagina."
7. James McAvoy's cute superstitions...
One of the more harmless beliefs on the list, the X-Men: First Class star is secretly quite superstitious, especially where his grandmother is concerned...
"On the first of every month I have to say 'White Rabbit' to the first person I see. My grandmother taught me that, it's good luck to say it."
8. Mark Ruffalo Conspiracy Theorist
The Avengers actor has been very open about his belief that 9/11 was an inside job. Talking to We Are Change, a 9/11 'truth' group, Ruffalo said:
"I'm baffled by the way all three buildings came down. My first reaction was that buildings don't fall down like that. I've done quite a bit of my own research ...The fact that the 9/11 investigation went from the moment the planes hit to the moment the buildings fell, and nothing before or after, I think, makes that investigation completely illegitimate. If you're going to do a crime investigation, you have to find motive. We didn't follow that. It was quickly pushed away, obviously. There was no evidence at the biggest crime scene. None of us know what happened but I'm totally and completely behind reopening that investigation. Where is the money? Follow the money, guys!
9. Russell Crowe Phone Home
Russell Crowe created waves in Australian media in 2013 when he posted the below image to Twitter alongside the caption “UFO? Time Lapse Photos Outside RC’s Woolloomooloo Office (THESE ARE REAL!)” Although his findings were quickly debunked, for a brief stint it seemed that Crowe really did believe there was something else out there...
10. Marion Cotillard, Are We Being Lied To?
"I think we're lied to about a number of things,"
Cotillard said to The Huffington Post. The two things the The Dark Knight Rises star pointed our attention to in particular were the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the moon landings.
Referring to the two passenger jets flown into the World Trade Centre, Miss Cotillard said: "We see other towers of the same kind being hit by planes, are they burned? There was a tower, I believe it was in Spain, which burned for 24 hours.
"Did a man really walk on the moon? I saw plenty of documentaries on it, and I really wondered. And in any case I don't believe all they tell me, that's for sure."