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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Nicolas Cage Took Psychedelic Mushrooms with His Cat

by Aimee Deeken

Nicolas Cage swears he had a magic cat who once spoke to him. No, it was the mushrooms that were magic. On the 'Late Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS), Cage proffered quite the anecdote when David Letterman innocently asked whether Cage drank beer in high school.

"No, not beer, but I do remember having a bag of mushrooms in my refrigerator," Cage answered. "My cat used to sneak into the refrigerator and he would steal the mushrooms ... He ate them voraciously, he just loved them. It was like catnip to him."

So Cage took some too. "I remember lying in my bed for hours, and Louis [the cat] was on the desk across from the bed for hours -- staring at each other ... And I had no doubt that he was my brother."