Just 7 days ago, Catherine Zeta Jones was so depressed and overwhelmed that she checked into a mental health facility to be treated for a bipolar disorder. It was so bad she even turned down a People magazine cover story when they asked to interview her about it. Oh wait never mind.
(Jones) realized she needed help in the face of mounting depression.
“The simple things would just seem overwhelming, like going out to dinner,” says the close friend. “There was just a little piece of her chipped away. It was hard to watch because I knew how hard she was trying.”
Now, just one week later, not only is she back at work in Louisiana filming a movie called Playing the Field, but she’s agreed to join Tom Crusie, Alec Baldwin, and Russell Brand in Rock of Ages.
To recap, she was depressed but now she has an almost manic energy and focus. In other words she wasn’t really paying attention when they explained what bipolar means.
The last time we saw Catherine Zeta Jones, she was in London to receive a medal from Prince Charles (wait, what?). She was with her husband Michael Douglas, going through a crowd of paparazzi and then screaming, “How dare you punch me” like a crazy woman (video here).
Now it turns out she is crazy. Crazy about hats? Yes! But also regular crazy too.
Catherine Zeta-Jones has checked into a hospital for Bipolar II Disorder.
Her rep tells ET, “After dealing with the stress of the past year, Catherine made the decision to check in to a mental health facility for a brief stay to treat her Bipolar II Disorder. She’s feeling great and looking forward to starting work this week on her two upcoming films.”
It’s possible, I guess, that this and Michaels stage 4 cancer are just bad luck, but it’s probably because their son is the devil. Like in the Omen. That kid is terrifying. He couldn’t look any more evil unless he was inside a pentagram drawn in blood.
Entertainment Tonight has video of Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas in London last night, and as they went from their car to their hotel, Jones started screaming hysterically that one of the paparazzi punched her. Then Douglas called the guy an asshole, pushed him, and told him to “get the fuck out of here with that.”
After that he strutted away triumphantly, still undefeated in fights against people who just stand there. Toddlers on swings get pushed harder than that paparazzi was, and it’s not like he was going to punch a 66-year-old who died 4 months ago. I’ve had tougher fights while trying to fold a fitted sheet.
When we last saw Michael Douglas 9 days ago, he looked like he had just punched his way out of a grave, and there was nothing to say but AAAHHH!! But that was right after his fourth and final chemo treatment, so hopefully that was gonna be him at his worst.
He actually seemed to be in a good mood yesterday – perhaps because of his snazzy new hat – and though he looked slightly better than he did last week, he’s still unrecognizable from just one year ago. In September of ’09, he was still a dashing bon vivant, out tomcatting amongst the models at Fashion Week in New York. Now he looks like he should be wearing a cloak and holding a lantern, and you almost expect his jaw to fall off and hit the ground if he tried to talk.
On August 31st, Michael Douglas went on David Letterman and revealed that he had been diagnosed with Stage 4 throat cancer just three weeks earlier. He said he had completed the first of eight weeks of treatment, and he told Dave he was confident he could beat it.
Which brings us to today, when an unrecognizable Douglas took his daughter Carys Zeta Douglas to school. And, umm… yikes. This is what he looked like one year ago, on September 16th, 2009, at Fashion Week in New York. This is what he looked like 5 months ago, on May 14th in Cannes, France.
By all accounts he’s a nice guy, so I hope this turns around for him. Hopefully he only looks this bad because of the treatment and not because of the cancer. He’s only 65 for gods sake. He’s not supposed to look like George Washingtons ghost.
MICHAEL DOUGLAS – may lose the ability to speak after his 8 weeks of chemo for throat cancer. So if you need an A-list star in your movie about a mummy, send the script to Michael Douglas. (the sun)
SANDRA BULLOCK – says there is no chance at a reconciliation with Jesse James, who has taken the hint and started dating Kat Von D. It’s just like the last time I got dumped, except instead of banging new stray pussy, I carved FATTY into my arm and cried a lot. (popeater)
LINDSAY LOHAN – has been offered $1 million by OK! magazine for her first interview out of rehab. Is she in a good place now? Is the media always lying about her, and does she just want to concentrate on work now? I wonder what she’ll say. I bet it’s surprising. (hollywood reporter)
MEGAN FOX – sometimes borrows shirts, like the Star Wars one pictured, from her 8-year-old step-son. Which is why I mailed her step-son a fishnet tank top. (daily mail)