10 Celebrities Who Use Psychics
They might already have money, fame and devastatingly good looks, but many celebrities seek out psychics for a glimpse into their future, or even to communicate with the dead. These famous faces are said to regularly open their minds and wallets to the possibility that psychics possess true gifts, and plenty celebs swear by the legitimacy of their experiences.
It's no secret that people are fascinated by otherworldly activities. Movies like "Afterlife" and television shows such as "Ghost Whisperer" and "Medium" have held many an audience captive with their tales of precognition and spirit interaction. Skeptics and believers might have a difference of opinion on the legitimacy of psychic powers, but one thing's for sure: Everyone will find these tales of celebrity psychic visits to be interesting, inspiring or even downright silly.
Keep reading to learn which reality show recently forayed into the supernatural arena, much to the delight of one of its stars!
10: The Real Housewives of New York
The women on "The Real Housewives of New York" know how to have a good time, so it's not surprising that they're the first in our list of celebrities who enjoy the occasional psychic reading. A June 2011 episode featured a reading attended by the ladies, during which Kelly Bensimon gleefully received the news that she'll be pregnant and married by year's end. As of this writing, the jury's still out on whether that'll actually come to pass, but Bensimon is reportedly determined to make the vision a reality.
9: Heidi Montag
In 2010, the blonder half of "Speidi" fired her psychic and manager (Where do you get a college degree for that gig?), Aiden Chase. Unfortunately for both parties, the relationship was about as short-lived as Montag's music career, as the man represented her for only a week. Chase apparently got the axe after he demanded more than his fair share of her earnings. Montag might've been more likely to keep him around if he'd foreseen the regret she now feels for her multiple plastic surgeries. If only he'd been available back then, he could have saved her significant money, pain and playful ribbing by late-night talk show hosts.
8: Brad Pitt
Maybe using a psychic is how Pitt always manages to pick all the good roles? Or, it could be his clout, connections, reputation, acting abilities and chiseled good looks. Nevertheless, everyone's favorite shirtless cowboy has been known to visit Ron Bard, psychic to the stars. To date, Bard has not yet dished the dirt on what lies in store for Pitt's future, although money and continued fame are a sure bet. It's a shame that he's so tight-lipped on the topic, though. Angelina Jolie might appreciate a heads up on whether Brad's ever going to "put a ring on it."
7: Brett Butler
No, we're not talking about Rhett Butler, the dashing blockade runner from the timeless classic, "Gone With the Wind." Brett Butler is a likeable comedienne whose biggest claim to fame was the 1990s sitcom "Grace Under Fire." Butler has apparently tired of her comedic roots and has instead turned to the world of psychic phenomena. It's not entirely clear what her role is in the industry, but she does comment regularly on psychic topics and offers a personal phone number for people interested in obtaining readings. Perhaps she foresaw an as-yet-to-occur downturn in the comedy industry and made a career change?
6: Patrick Swayze and Sarah Jessica Parker
These two stars didn't take part in a session together, of course. The late, great "Dirty Dancing" star was married to his wife for 34 years. Parker has three children with Ferris Bueller himself, Matthew Broderick. Both pairs reportedly decided to address marital troubles, but rather than head to a professional marriage counselor, each couple turned to a psychic. It's not clear exactly what these clairvoyants provided in the way of couples bonding, but Swayze credited his paranormally-gifted confidante with getting his marriage back on track. Broderick has allegedly not taken such a shine to the process, but endures it for the sake of his marriage.
5: Cameron Diaz
We're not sure what Cameron Diaz really needs to be asking a psychic: "How long will I continue to look 24 years old?" "When will I ever develop cellulite and be forced to put away my short-shorts for good?" "Is there a single Hollywood hottie that I can't get a date with?"
Despite all her perfection, Diaz apparently still has questions about her love life, which has previously featured long-term stints with Matt Dillon, Justin Timberlake and Jared Leto. Back in 2008, she was seen leaving a meeting with her psychic, Mrs. Grace at Psychic Tea Leaf Readings in West Hollywood. Grace supposedly told her that she would ride off into the sunset, complete with marriage and kids, alongside model Paul Sculfor. Apparently, the psychic needs to polish her crystal ball, since the comely duo broke up not long after.
As of September, 2011, the mega-star is in a red-hot romance with Alex Rodriguez, a.k.a. A-Rod. Diaz might want to head back to the psychic for a reading on that one, if commitment is a priority. We're sure A-Rod's a perfectly nice guy, but the whole marriage-and-kids part of relationships hasn't worked out so well for his past girlfriends, which include Madonna and Kate Hudson.
4: Chelsea Handler
This professional funny girl isn't all about the laughs. As it turns out, she sports a significant serious side, since one of her older brothers died when she was a child and her mother passed only a few years ago. Of course, being a famous comedienne and talk show host to boot, Handler has access to the best clairvoyants in the industry. World-renowned psychic medium James Van Praagh has communicated with spirits on Handler's behalf both on and off her cable talk show, "Chelsea Lately." In June 2011, Van Praagh did a reading for Handler, emphasizing that she won't get pregnant (much to her relief). He also said that her mother continues to watch over her.
3: Angelina and Denise: Mama's Girls
Angelina Jolie and Denise Richards are both well-known, devoted mothers to their adopted and biological children. Both women were heavily influenced by their own moms, each of whom has now passed. The stars have reportedly consulted their own psychic mediums to bridge the gap between this world and the next. Whether they just miss the communication, want a little parental reassurance or have a critical question, it's sweet that these two superstar women will go to such lengths to reach their moms. In fact, take a moment to call or hug your mother if you can, in honor of this inspiring bond. Clearly, Richards and Jolie would jump at the chance if they could.
2: Tori Spelling
Tori Spelling, the former "90210" star, reportedly visited her psychic medium with surprising results. The starlet-turned-reality-TV-figure asked the medium to contact her late father, famed producer Aaron Spelling. Apparently, he was too busy to come to the psychic phone, as Spelling claims that Farrah Fawcett (the star of one of her father's most famous shows, "Charlie's Angels") crashed the party instead. Fawcett had critical information to relay to her family and chose Spelling for her psychic connection. Spelling later parlayed the info to Fawcett's longtime lover Ryan O'Neal in a written letter.
1: George Clooney
George Clooney is handsome, talented and political, so it only makes sense that he's also in touch with his psychic side. The leading man reportedly visited a psychic medium to reach out to a deceased loved one. So, who was Danny Ocean's portrayer allegedly trying to channel? One might think he'd take the opportunity to chat with an important historical figure or even his famous aunt, Rosemary. Instead, Clooney's crossover experience was designed to reacquaint him with his beloved pot-bellied pig, Max. His pet for 18 years, Max was Clooney's constant companion until his death in 2006. In fact, the two were so close they often shared the same bed. This was no small feat, since the porker reportedly weighed in at 300 pounds. So, what did Clooney glean from the reading? The pig loved him and led a very full, satisfying life. We should certainly hope so! His luxurious jet-setting lifestyle sure beat the bacon out of a typical pig's digs!