Arts & Culture

This Week in Celebrity Spirituality

"I’m quite spiritual. I’m very good at visualisation. I was talking to Gordon Ramsay and David about this and they’re the same. Gordon visualises a meal, then prepares it. David visualises the goal. I’ll lie in bed and think, what … Read More

By / December 5, 2008

"I’m quite spiritual. I’m very good at visualisation. I was talking to Gordon Ramsay and David about this and they’re the same. Gordon visualises a meal, then prepares it. David visualises the goal. I’ll lie in bed and think, what kind of look do I want tomorrow? Then find pieces in my mind to create it." – Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham in The Daily Mirror

"I‘ve been contemplating taking a college course in religion. I love religion. I remember whenever the book ‘The Da Vinci Code’ came out, the Discovery Channel did this three-night piece on it that I TiVoed and then watched eight times." – Jessica Simpson in Marie Claire

"I came [to Israel] when I was in high school as part of a student exchange program with the Jewish Community Center in New Jersey, to Ramat Eliyahu. You come and volunteer for five weeks at a day camp. I was a teenager – I couldn’t really appreciate it as much, and now I come back as an adult and I can really get the flavor of the city, and I love it. What I really wanted to do is live in the city and feel like a Tel Avivian. As an American Jew it’s an amazing feeling to come to a place where you feel you belong." – Zach Braff in Ha’aretz

"Go light a bowl of incense." – Elisabeth Hasselbeck, while criticizing Dr. Deepak Chopra, whom she referred to as "Glitterglasses Whatshisface," on The View

"Natalie Portman couldn’t play Amy Adams’s young-nun role in the new movie of Doubt because ‘she didn’t understand celibacy.’ " – The New York Intelligencer

"We kept the Mormon side down to a dull roar growing up, because we realized how ridiculous and intolerant that religion is. My mom was never really a typical devout Mormon. After my brother passed away when he was 21 years old, my mom turned to religion, as many people do, but she was very tolerant of other religions. It was a melding of religions in our household, which worked out well because we’re all open to anything—and, as a final result, not religious at all. Organized religion, more than anything else, is completely inappropriate." – Chelsea Handler in The Advocate

"Chet is not the typical punk rock party boy. Despite his tight jeans and affinity for neon clothing, this University of Utah frat boy is one of ten children in a devoted Mormon family. Recently single, Chet’s flamboyant style and energetic personality always make him the life of the party. However, this doesn’t mean that he will compromise his firm beliefs no alcohol and no premarital sex. Chet may not chug beer with his fraternity brothers, but he will take care of them when they get drunk and sometimes play a prank or two. A strong conservative Republican, he is not one to shy away from voicing his opinions or standing up for what he believes. Chet’s goal is to become a television host." – description of one of the Real World: Brooklyn housemates, from an MTV press release [true story: Chet hit on one of my boyfriend's friends - a girl, just in case you needed clarification - at a bar in Williamsburg a few months ago during taping. And he sure didn't seem to care about premarital sex.]