Quote: "Back in, like, 1981 and 1982, I was like the Lindsay Lohan of that time, actually. Honestly. I just didn’t get photographed. I would never ever ever have been able to survive what I can imagine that she goes through. I see a lot of myself in her, actually." Belinda Carlisle sympathises with the embattled star.
Quote: "For the past few years I have lived in India for six months a year and I figured I needed to justify my time there... and a friend of mine runs a charity in Calcutta... and he takes in disabled kids and a lot of them are deaf... and they stitch my blankets... They do all my sewing." Singer Belinda Carlisle on the inspiration behind her Belindia lifestyle range which raises money for Shuktara Project.
Quote: "L.A. (is hell). I go there feeling good about myself and leave feeling fat, old and ugly. It's such a weird fake place and it messes with your brain. I go for two weeks and then I have to get out again." Singer Belinda Carlisle is not a fan of Los Angeles.
Quote: "My husband should be sainted. He's been there for me. He saw the person underneath all that stuff (drink and drugs)." Eighties pop star Belinda Carlisle is forever grateful to her husband of 24 years, Morgan Mason, for standing by her throughout her 30-year battle with substance and alcohol abuse.
Quote: "I wasn't very popular, I was the class clown. I wanted to be cool and be in with the whole football/cheerleader crowd, but I never really fitted in with that. I just showed up because I had crushes on boys. That was what got me excited at school." Singer Belinda Carlisle only enjoyed school for one reason - boys.
Quote: "I was the worst. I was the nightmare that every parent fears. Honestly, my big fear is having a teenage daughter like me because I was the worst. I was about as bad as it gets. I ran away from home, I smoked cigarettes, did acid. I was a bad, bad girl." Belinda Carlisle regrets her naughty behaviour during her formative years.
Quote: "I figured at the age of 50, I had something to say, finally." The Go-GO'S star Belinda Carlisle hopes to inspire with her new book, Lips Unsealed, about the 30 years she spent battling with a drug addiction.
Fact: Belinda Carlisle and Rufus Wainwright will turn Los Angeles into Paris, France on New Year's Eve (31Dec07) with a performance of classic French cabaret tunes at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The duo will be joined by French musicians and dancers.
Quote: "I have no regrets. Who can say they're a former Miss August?" Singer Belinda Carlisle on posing nude for Playboy magazine at 42.
Quote: "They were all lesbians. It was all girls, all these girls, all the time! And if you want to know the truth, for the most part, it's always girls and lesbians even now." Belinda Carlisle's band the GO-GO'S rarely attracts a male audience.
Quote: "I tell my 15-year-old son when he goes out the door to a party, 'If you do drugs, I've done every drug in the book, so I'm going to be able to tell what you're on!'" Belinda Carlisle's hard-partying past comes in handy while raising a teenager.