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Two and a Half Men’s Holland Taylor: ‘I’ve Suffered Depression’: A Parade Magazine Exclusive

Two and a Half Men’s Holland Taylor has gone back to her theater roots with her one-woman play Ann, which has earned her a Tony nomination. In a candid interview with Parade.com, Taylor opened up about her struggle with depression, why the late Ann Richards would have thought Angelina Jolie was “the bomb,” how former costar Charlie Sheen’s Hollywood upbringing shaped his life, and more.

Here are the highlights:

You often play strong, buoyant, confident women, like Judge Kittelson on The Practice or Gov. Ann Richards in your play. You seem very self-confident, never self-doubting.
“Well, I’ve suffered depression. From my early 40s into my mid-50s.”

How bad was it?
“Bad enough for me to entertain the idea of going into a hospital. I actually wasn’t a danger to myself, but I really sometimes wondered how I could get out of the house to go get food. I was on antidepressants for over 15 years, with very intermittent counseling. It was a very dead period of my life. Antidepressants take away the lows but they also reduce the highs. And for me, over a long period of time, they didn’t really work. So I quit taking them, and my life has been afire since then.”

Ann Richards was transparent about the things she wanted to share, like Angelina Jolie was in opening up about her double mastectomy.
“I think what Angelina Jolie is doing is right up Ann Richards’ street. I was dazzled by it, and I thought it was a wonderful sharing, and just fantastically wonderful for thousands of people who are going through that. I think the world of Angelina Jolie, and infinitely more now, because that was really a dazzling, generous effort on her part. Ann Richards would just think that was the bomb.”

What do you think of Charlie Sheen’s replacement on Two and a Half Men, Ashton Kutcher?
“He’s very charming. Very affable and smart. But I’ve hardly been exposed to him at all.”

And what about Charlie Sheen?
“Anybody who’s spent time with Charlie likes him. He’s as smart a person as you’ll ever find.”

He sometimes hasn’t behaved like he’s smart.
“He grew up with a movie star father [Martin Sheen] who was gallivanting around the world. [Today] Martin is a big AA person and very public about it. But back in the day, Martin was a young, crazy, brilliant talent—always gone, always traveling, sometimes bringing his kids along. It was just a madhouse way [for Charlie] to grow up. And then Charlie himself was a teenage movie star with hundreds of thousands of dollars in his pocket at any given moment. It sounds great to a lot of people, but it’s not that easy to mature and to have a regular life.”

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Ashton Kutcher Files For Divorce

Actor Ashton Kutcher has filed to officially end his marriage to Demi Moore, more than a year after their split.

The couple announced its separation in November, 2011 after six years as husband and wife, and now the Two and a Half Men star has kickstarted the divorce process.

Kutcher, who has hired celebrity attorney Laura Wasser to represent his case, filed papers in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, citing irreconcilable differences for the break-up.

He is not seeking spousal support and has not asked a judge to deny Moore financial aid should she request it, according to People.com.

The couple, which wed in 2005, does not have any children.

Kutcher, 34, has since moved on to romance his former That ’70s Show co-star Mila Kunis, while 50-year-old Moore was most recently linked to director Julian Schnabel’s art collector son Vito.

Moving Forward, Mrs Kutcher Becomes … Just Demi

She was Mrs Kutcher, now she is just Demi.

Demi Moore is moving forward from her split from husband Ashton Kutcher, dumping her Twitter handle @MrsKutcher and replacing it with @justdemi — after asking her nearly five million followers for suggestions.

“So hard finding a name that was fun somewhat playful and available. So for now it will be @justdemi It could grow on me!” she posted on Twitter Thursday, later adding “Thanks everyone for your help in finding my new name!”

Three months after being rushed to the hospital after convulsing while smoking an unidentified substance and being whisked away to rehab to be treated for “exhaustion,” Moore made her first public appearance last month at a launch party for her Lifetime series, “The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet.”

Moore was a prolific tweeter prior to entering rehab and only returned to the online world on April 16.

The 49-year-old announced in November that she was ending her marriage to Kutcher after six years together, following allegations that he had a one-night stand with 22-year-old Sara Leal on their wedding anniversary.

Demi Moore Infatuated With Ashton Kutcher’s Texts

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Ashton Kutcher’s texts are reportedly freaking Demi Moore out and the 49 year-old actress might to be making a series of “wrong turns” on the road to recovery, because it’s been revealed she longs to be reunited with her cheating ex husband.

After hospitalization and dramatic weight loss, the actress may have returned from rehab but close pals have told UK’s Grazia magazine that Demi is far from over the Two and Half Men star.

The source said, “Her mood right now relies solely on Ashton and how responsive he is to her messages and phone calls. If he doesn’t message her back for a couple of hours or seems distant in a text, she starts freaking out.

They added, “While she won’t admit it, she is still completely infatuated with him and it’s clear she wants him back.”

Apparently she was doing great at rehab until Ashton came to visit her a couple of weeks ago, having promising to go numerous times before that

The visit is said to have thrown her and altered her mood from relatively calm to anxious and edgy.

It’s also reported that Demi is in denial over Ashton’s supposed relationship with Lorene Scafariawhich is also worrying her close buddies.


Demi Moore: Out Of Rehab

Actress Demi Moore has checked out of an exclusive rehabilitation center in Utah and is now on vacation at an undisclosed location, sources told E! Online.

Moore checked into the Cirque Lodge facility in Sundance, Utah, in early February after she was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital semi-conscious and convulsing on Jan. 23, having allegedly smoked an illegal substance.

The rehabilitation facility is “considered one of the nation’s finest drug treatment centers providing services for alcohol and substance abuse,” according to its website.

It is believed 49-year-old Moore was smoking illegal K2 spice, a synthetic cannabis, prior to being hospitalized.

Sources said Moore was continuing to take time out of the spotlight following completion of treatment — reportedly for addiction issues and an eating disorder — at the rehab facility.

“She’s in no rush to get back to L.A.,” the source told E! Online. “She’s on total lockdown and only talking to a small group of people.”

Moore announced in November that she was ending her marriage to Ashton Kutcher after six years, amid reports that her 33-year-old husband was unfaithful.

Moore and Bruce Willis — who is the father of Moore’s three daughters, Rumer, 23, Scout, 20, and Tallulah, 18 — were married from 1987 to 2000.

According to the entertainment website, Tallulah has been staying with Willis while Moore seeks help.

The “Ghost” star previously was married to rock musician Freddy Moore from 1980-85.Read more>>

Demi Moore At Utah Rehab Facility

Actress Demi Moore has checked into an exclusive rehabilitation center in Utah, after being hospitalized last month after allegedly smoking an illegal herb, E! Online reported Saturday, citing sources.

Moore checked into the Cirque Lodge facility the week after she was rushed to the hospital semi-conscious and convulsing on Jan. 23, a source told the entertainment website.

“She’s on total lockdown and only talking to a small group of people,” the source said, adding that the Hollywood star was being treated for anorexia and addiction problems.

The rehabilitation facility is “located in the majestic mountain setting of Sundance, Utah” and is “considered one of the nation’s finest drug treatment centers providing services for alcohol and substance abuse,” according to its website.

It is believed 49-year-old Moore was smoking illegal K2 spice, a synthetic cannabis, prior to being hospitalized.

Ashton Kutcher “Comforting” Troubled Demi Moore


Ashton Kutcher has reportedly reunited with estranged wife Demi Moore to help her through her health problems. Insiders tell RadarOnline.com the Two and a Half Men star has been “comforting” Moore and praying with her at her Los Angeles home.

“This has been a very hard time for Ashton. He loves Demi very much, and he feels absolutely helpless right now. Ashton and Demi have been praying together at her house, and he mainly just wants to provide comfort to her right now,” a source claims. “This absolutely isn’t a reconciliation, but there is still a lot of love there and he would never turn his back on her — it’s just not who Ashton is.”

News of Moore’s declining health hit the internet last week after the 49-year-old was rushed to the hospital for convulsions. According to a tape of the 911 call placed from her Los Angeles home, Moore had “smoked something.”

“She smoked something. It’s not marijuana, but it’s similar to it. It’s similar to incense. She seems to be having convulsions of some sort,” an unidentified female tells the dispatcher.

“She’s semi-conscious, barely. She’s convulsing. She’s shaking, convulsing, burning up,” the woman adds.

Moore’s rep said the “stresses in her life” are what prompted her to “seek professional assistance to treat her exhaustion and improve her overall health.”

Radar’s insider says Kutcher believes Moore should seek help for anorexia. “Ashton absolutely wants her to get help for what he thinks is the biggest threat to her health, anorexia, but Demi just isn’t ready to take that next step yet,” the source says.

911 Tape: Demi Moore “Convulsing” After She “Smoked Something”

Demi Moore’s trip to a Los Angeles hospital Monday night came after she smoked an unknown substance that caused her to have convulsions, according to the newly-released tape of the 911 call placed from her Los Angeles home. The female caller, who has not been identified, told the dispatcher that Moore smoked a substance similar to incense.

“She smoked something. It’s not marijuana, but it’s similar to it. It’s similar to incense. She seems to be having convulsions of some sort,” the caller says.

“She’s semi-conscious, barely. She’s convulsing. She’s shaking, convulsing, burning up,” the woman adds.

An unidentified man then gives directions to Moore’s house.

After the actress’s hospitalization, her rep released a statement saying she is entering treatment to improve her “overall health.” “Because of the stresses in her life right now, Demi has chosen to seek professional assistance to treat her exhaustion and improve her overall health. She looks forward to getting well and is grateful for the support of her family and friends,” the rep said.

The 49-year-old’s health problems come two months after she announced her split from her husband of 6 years, Ashton Kutcher. “It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have decided to end my six-year marriage to Ashton. As a woman, a mother and a wife there are certain values and vows that I hold sacred, and it is in this spirit that I have chosen to move forward with my life,” she said at the time. “This is a trying time for me and my family, and so I would ask for the same compassion and privacy that you would give to anyone going through a similar situation.”

Can Demi Moore Rescue Her Career In 2012?

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At her peak in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Demi Moore‘s career seemed to be unstoppable. After appearing in a string of globally successful blockbuster movies from 1990’s Ghost to 1994’s Disclosure, Moore was one of Hollywood’s most respected and highly-paid actresses. However, after the much-derided Striptease, released in 1996, her star began to wane somewhat. Marred by problems in her personal life, Moore recently announced that she intended to divorce Ashton Kutcher, her husband of six years. However, with a part in the all-star cast of Margin Call, Moore could well be on the right path to getting her career back to its former glory.

She first came to the attention of the movie-going public in 1985, with the release of Joel Schumacher’s coming-of-age drama St. Elmo’s Fire. Now a cult classic, the film featured a cast of Brat Pack stars, including Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe and Judd Nelson, as well as Moore herself. In her early twenties at the time, the actress played the role of Jules Van Patte, a party girl with a coke habit and an addiction to flashing her cash, a reflection of the burgeoning ‘yuppy’ culture of the day.

St. Elmo’s Fire focuses on a group of friends leaving university and facing the trials of growing up – something that Demi certainly did with the release of Ghost – her next major Hollywood venture. Ghost was a phenomenal success across the globe, grossing over $517,000,000 in box office sales. Aside from the film’s commercial success, it was notable for the steamy scenes between Moore and her co-star Patrick Swayze, which have gone down in cinematic history as iconic love scenes. Moore’s solid performance propelled her into the Hollywood A-list and she began to be cast in serious high profile lead roles, such as the naval investigator and lawyer Lieutenant Commander Joanne Galloway in A Few Good Men.

The naval drama became another iconic film of its time, though perhaps its most memorable scene was between Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson. Their court-room scene with Cruise’s lines “You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth” has become a notorious movie moment. A Few Good Men was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and, like Ghost, has grossed over $15 million in box office receipts. The credibility of Moore’s career continued to grow and she was soon cast in Indecent Proposal, which raised eyebrows at the time, due to its controversial plotlines.


The film focuses on a newly-wed couple who go to Las Vegas to try and win enough money to finance the building of their dream home. Demi Moore plays the role of the wife who, with the consent of her husband (Woody Harrelson) has sex with a wealthy businessman (Robert Redford). The film caused a stir at the time of its release for its raunchy scenes but only cemented Moore’s status as hot property in Hollywood. Media attention surrounding the actress was also at a peak around this time, not least in part due to her notorious appearance on the cover of Vanity Fair. She was photographed for the cover of the popular lifestyle magazine, completely naked bar for a pair of earrings and heavily pregnant at the time. The shot, taken by photographer Annie Leibovitz sparked huge debate, mostly centering on whether or not the image was an artistic portrayal of a pregnant sex symbol or whether it was an exploitative example of sexual objectification. Whatever the outcome, the debate ensured that Demi Moore remained a household name whilst she took a brief break from acting to have a child, with her now ex-husband Bruce Willis.

Continuing her trend of appearing in films which sparked debate, the actress starred in the 1994 adaptation of the Michael Crichton novel Disclosure, opposite Michael Douglas. The film combines mystery with sexual politics in the workplace, and its star cast ensured its financial success, despite mixed reviews from film critics.

Just a couple of years later, though, the trajectory of Demi’s acting career hit a stumbling block. In Hollywood, it can only take one poorly-received film to turn a career on its head and it seems that could be what happened when Moore decided to take the lead role in Striptease. The ‘sex-comedy’ was largely panned by film critics, despite its respectable cast list, which included Ving Rhames and Burt Reynolds. With the benefit of hindsight and 15 years after its release, Striptease is widely believed as the film that ruined Demi Moore’s career.

Casting a glance over the actress’ CV from 1996 onwards, it looks bleak. It was hoped that G.I. Jane would rejuvenate her credibility and although the film was a financial success at the time of its release, its reputation has not fared well over time and certainly hasn’t retained the popularity of her earlier work, such as Ghost.

Moore may not have slipped from view to such a dramatic extent as some of her fellow Brat Pack actors – her marriage to Ashton Kutcher ensured that she retained a place in the tabloid headlines, if nothing else – but she has struggled to claw back even a fraction of the credibility and Hollywood pulling power that she once had. In recent years, her personal life has overshadowed her professional one. Her directorial debut, Streak, came and went in 2008 without the merest flutter of mainstream interest, whilst her young husband maintained a life in the public eye both behind and in front of the camera.

With the recent news, however, that she intends to divorce Kutcher after his widely-reported infidelity, it seems possible that Moore may be turning her career around whilst she takes control of her personal life. The sympathy that the public will undoubtedly extend her will, no doubt, help revitalise her popularity. Equally, though she can’t possibly have planned it, the release of Margin Call is a timely one. Joining an ensemble cast, including Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons and Paul Bettany, the financial drama was premiered at the respected Sundance Festival and, with a wider release in October 2011, the film already has a handful of award nominations under its belt. The New Yorker went so far as to say that it is “the best Wall Street movie ever made”, which would place it on a pedestal overlooking Oliver Stone’s Wall Street from 1987 and 2010’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, starring Demi’s former co-star Michael Douglas.

Margin Call marks the first time since 2006’s Bobby that Demi Moore has been involved in a film that has attracted serious critical praise. She may have the trouble of divorce proceedings to contend with but Moore is in a prime position now, with her children reaching maturity, to focus on her career choices and rebuilding a reputation that was all but shattered with a few ill-considered decisions in the mid to late 1990s. Margin Call could well turn out to be a very good call, indeed.

And so to the latest news – that Moore has reportedly taken a major role in the forthcoming biopic of adult movie star Linda Lovelace, who will be played by Amanda Seyfried. The actress is set to play the feminist trailblazer Gloria Steinem in a movie that is already being tipped for great things before a single scene has been committed to celluloid. 2012 could prove to be the year that Demi Moore once again became a serious player in Hollywood.

Demi Moore Opens Up About Rejection After Kutcher Split

Demi Moore opened up about her feelings of rejection and abandonment in a revealing magazine interview just two weeks after she split from husband Ashton Kutcher.
The Ghost star, and former wife of Bruce Willis, confirmed her six-year union to Kutcherwas over in November (11) following weeks of speculation about the status of their relationship.
Now she has spoken out about her emotions for the first time, admitting she fears that after two broken marriages, she may never find her ideal man.
Moore tells Harper’s Bazaar, “What scares me is that I’m going to ultimately find out at the end of my life that I’m not really loveable, that I’m not worthy of being loved. That there’s something fundamentally wrong with me… The fight against gravity for me is to find that love for myself that gives me the courage to reach my fullest potential.” The actress also admits she was crushed by the breakdown of her marriage but she’s slowly recovering from her heartache, adding, “I used to think that what scared me was the idea of being abandoned until someone said to me, ‘Only children can be abandoned. Adults can’t be abandoned because we have a choice.'” The beauty is now on the mend and, offering up her greatest words of wisdom from a pal, she says, “Somebody wrote something to me that said, ‘Don’t let your wounds become someone you’re not.’ That’s really powerful.”