Menu
Entertainment

Russell Crowe's friend 'sold drugs to David Bowie'

Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe

ONE of Russell Crowe's best friends was a cocaine dealer to David Bowie.

The 'Noah' actor claims Mickey Castellano, an on-set costumer, sold drugs to Bowie at the height of his fame in the 1970s during a new show called 'The Truth About Us', in which a well-known public figure is interviewed alongside a close friend.

Russell, 50, explained: "He said to me one day, 'You know, I did two albums with Bowie and two albums with Purple', Deep Purple."

At that point, Russell asked:

"'You did two albums with Bowie and two albums with Deep Purple, what did you do, like backing vocals or something like that?' He goes, 'No, no, no, I was their coke dealer!'"

The Academy Award-winning actor initially didn't believe his close friend, but his view changed when he took Castellano to one of Bowie's concerts.

He recalled: "We're at this concert and we're backstage. And I'm like, 'Good to see you, David! Hey, can I just introduce you to a friend of mine? Apparently he knew you quite a long time ago?""

Russell was surprised by the reaction of the legendary singer, now 67.

He explained: "Bowie's face went white. Like white as a sheet, like a ghost. He's just standing there, and he goes, 'Michael!' And it's like, holy s***, what am I witnessing here?'

"Bowie is shaking, he's like, 'Michael, I don't do drugs any more!' and Michael's like, 'David, David, neither do I! You know, I'm 15 years clean!'"

 

Topics:  cocaine david bowie entertainment russell crowe



Rings offer hope at treacherous Fingal headland

This all-terrain vehicle was funded for Fingal SLSC after its namesake, Ryan Martin, died at Fingal Head.

Flotation devices and more on the horizon for deadly headland

Bust a move to get weight down

DANCE: Peter Leroy (centre ) is teaching people to   dance to Tina Turner's hit song Nutbush City Limits, as a fun way to help improve fitness levels.

Join the new Nutbush exercise class.

Local Partners

Humiliating aftermath of affair

AS THE the damage is assessed following Dean and Davina’s affair on MAFS, the most humiliating detail is finally uncovered.

Heartbreaking way Shannon Noll lost Idol fortune

Shannon Noll in I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!

NOLL spent post-Idol money, but not in typical rock star fashion.

Holtznagel: ‘I had to ID Charlotte Dawson’s body’

Simone Holtznagel broke down as she spoke out about one of her “best friends” and Australia’s Next Top Model mentor Charlotte Dawson.

Simone Holtznagel speaks out about Charlotte Dawson

Elsa Pataky turns snake wrangler

Elsa Pataky isn’t afraid of snakes. Picture: Supplied

Chris Hemsworth’s wife wrangles snake inside Byron Bay home.

Jilted MAFS spouses break silence

MAFS contestants Tracey and Dean break their silence.

Tracey and Ryan break silence after affair is exposed.

Kate Middleton’s BAFTAs dress slammed

Stars don black in again to show solidarity with the #MeToo and Time's up campaigns...

Date set for Gold Coast Logies

Samuel Johnson with the Best Actor award at the 2018 Logies. Picture: AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy

Nine has finally announced the date for 2018 awards.