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NORMAN COOK has revealed he finds it easy turning down drink while DJing - because the euphoria of remembering his past gigs gets him high. The superstar DJ, who goes by the name of Fatboy Slim, tackled his alcoholism last year during a spell in rehab and while he is now comfortable with performing sober, he said it took him a while to get used to it. Speaking before his headline performance at the Cool Britannia festival in Cape Town, South Africa, he said: “It took about a month to get my head around DJing sober because I’d always been right in the middle of the party, and suddenly I was on the outside and watching the other people party.”
RUSSELL BRAND, pictured, has joked that Get Him To The Greek movie makers could have saved themselves a bundle of cash by just giving him a camcorder for two years.The comedian said his movie character of talented bad boy rocker Aldous Snow mirrored his
own life. Russell, whose career in the US has soared following the “Sachsgate” scandal, was being interviewed on LBC 97.3 by James O’Brien. Agreeing with O’Brien that there was much of himself in the character, the star said: “In a way, what they could have done is just given me a camcorder for a couple of years and saved an awful lot of money.”