SIR Michael Caine insists he knows all the secrets of Hollywood - but he drives pals mad by refusing to divulge details of any scandal he is privy to.

The 72-year-old Batman BEGINS adores hearing the gritty details of peoples' private lives, but insists on maintaining his discreet persona.

He says, "I love listening to gossip but I never, ever repeat it.

"So the result is that I know everything about everybody, but I'm not going to tell you, so don't bother to ask."