He is known as the “Muscles from Brussels” due to his physique, which he flaunted in action films such as “Bloodsport”, “Universal Soldier” and “Kickboxer”.
Now Jean-Claude Van Damme has revealed the secret to his hardcore workout program – and for once, it’s something I can wholeheartedly agree with.
Speaking exclusively at the launch of his Old Oak Irish Whiskey, Jean-Claude said: “I drank a lot of Guinness. Guinness is a good drink because it contains a lot of iron.
“So if you wake up the next day and go to the gym, that’s beneficial. I know that a pint of Guinness will make me feel very strong for training the next day.”
I’ll try it next time I go to David Lloyd.
Jean-Claude also praised actors who followed in his footsteps in the action film world, including brothers Chris and Liam Hemsworth.
The actor starred with Liam in Expendables II in 2012 and said he was impressed by how far the brothers have come.
He added: “They are lovely boys. They are great actors and in good condition.
“I like the new generation. I raise my hands, these films are not easy to make.”
Mariah prepares for the festive fan fun
AS Queen of Christmas, Mariah Carey jokingly declares every year that the festive season begins on November 1st.
But she’s clearly enjoying the last week of a balmy October in Los Angeles.
Wearing a figure-hugging dress and sparkling jewelry, the “All I Want For Christmas Is You” singer headed out to eat at sushi restaurant Nobu over the weekend.
It starts with “Merry Christmas One And All”! Touring North America on November 15th, similarly fabulous gowns are sure to be on stage.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed that music’s most infamous diva has no reason to turn into the Grinch.
Suki puts her charm on the line
ROBERT PATTINSON and Suki Waterhouse made a rare public appearance together at a charity gala in LA.
The British actors have been together for five years – life in Hollywood – and moved in together about six months ago.
She revealed the next step in her relationship this month, admitting it’s messy.
Suki confessed: “I’m very lucky because he’s so accepting of the mess and the chaos. He never says anything about it.
“He finds it kind of charming.”
No spice for Geri
GERI HORNER has dropped talks of a Spice Girls reunion to focus on her new book.
Speaking to her bandmate Emma Bunton on Heart Radio, Ginger Spice said: “I’m focused on Rosie, I like to give 150 per cent.”
The singer and author toured the U.S. and U.K. signing copies of “Rosie Frost & The Falcon Queen,” her first foray into young adult literature, which came out this month.
It’s been a busy year for Geri after she returned to acting in the film Gran Turismo.
Spice Girls fans are hoping she’ll be less busy next year.
2 CHAINZ treated himself to some strange gifts at the age of 46. The US rapper, whose hits include Talk Dirty and Trampoline, said during a talk show appearance in the US: “I bought a lawnmower and a strip club.”
The stones are in 1st place
Along with “Hackney Diamonds,” their first album of new material in nearly two decades, the ROLLING STONES top the rest of the top ten.
It has sold 55,000 copies since its release on Friday.
If sales continue this week, which seems a certainty at the moment, it will be their 14th No. 1 album, one fewer than record holders The Beatles.
It’s a big week for other bands too.
According to midweek data from the Official Charts, Blink-182 is at number 2 with One More Time. . and Bombay Bicycle Club are on track to hit number 3 with My Big Day.
Former Absolute Hopeful Ellie Simmonds says more needs to be done when it comes to diverse role models on TV.
A year after the show, the Paralympian told me: “There is a very real need for stronger and more diverse role models.”
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“All my life I have tried to remember not to be afraid of who I am. It’s not always easy, but celebrate being different, in whatever form it takes.”
She teamed up with Hasbro and Furby to promote her Fur-Be Yourself campaign, adding: “Try new things, even if it feels scary.”