Movie star Tony Curtis says an addiction to heroin and cocaine took him to "the depths of depravity" but that he kicked his habit after realizing he was losing his power to attract women. In an interview with London's Woman magazine, Curtis, 63, said he had been taking drugs since he went into show business. Starting with sleeping pills, he had ended up hooked on cocaine and heroin.
"I lived through the depths of depravity," he said. "I became suspicious, paranoid, jealous, angry and devious . . . Slowly I came to realize my very survival was threatened, that any woman I attracted might be nothing more than a prostitute," he said. "When my money was gone, I'd be discarded like a dirty old shoe . . . "
Actor Rock Hudson remains in fair condition at UCLA Medical Center, his condition virtually unchanged since July 31, a spokesman said. No information about weekend visitors to Hudson's bedside was released, said the spokesman, who asked not to be identified. Hudson was diagnosed as having acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), which has no known cure, about a year ago . . .
Cal Thomas announced his resignation yesterday as vice president for communications for the Moral Majority and a return to full-time journalism. Thomas, whose resignation becomes effective Sept. 20, said he would devote his time to writing a column for the Los Angeles Times Syndicate and free-lance commentary for several broadcast organizations . . .
Despite losing both breasts to cancer four months ago, actress Ann Jillian says in an interview in the Aug. 19 edition of People magazine that she is recovering and optimistic. Before the April 11 surgery, she said, "I would stand in front of the mirror, look at myself and cry."
But after the surgery, she awakened the next morning and saw the Hollywood sign atop the nearby Hollywood Hills. "And since I wasn't flying over it, I knew that I really was alive. I looked down at my chest, and though it was a little flatter than before, I heaved a sigh of relief . . . I cannot understand why someone would not choose life over the loss of a breast . . . Life is worth it" . . .
Rock star Madonna and actor Sean Penn sneaked in a back door of a Los Angeles civil courthouse with a bodyguard Monday to pick up the license for their upcoming wedding, a clerk said. The entertainers apparently tried to keep a low profile, both dressing conservatively and she wearing no makeup. "Most of the time she tried to hide her face," clerk Gloria Guerra said. "She didn't want people to recognize her. It seemed like she wanted to leave very soon."
You can see Stewart Copeland, drummer for the British rock group The Police, perform for only $3. But he'll be playing polo, not percussion. Copeland and his three teammates will be playing a match at the Potomac Polo Club Sunday afternoon.