Confessions galore at the Oscar Round Table

When righteous celebs claim not to read their own press, they're blatantly lying. Well now at least one Hollywood character is willing to admit how much he likes to read about himself.

Asked during the 13th Oscar 'Round Table' (an arse-lickey interview thing with big Hollywood celebs) if he ever Googles himself, Robert Downey Junior could barely conceal his glee: "Oh, I love all that shit, personally. Sorry. I just love it. Because it's a hoot. Some people overstate their support, like they know you. Other people are busy doing something else and just want to go on this chat site and say some despicable character assassination, which I honestly think they kind of nailed. I do have that shortcoming. It's really fun."

Other select 'powerhouses' in the committee such as Brad Pitt and Anne Hathaway weren't so quick in coming forward. Pitt claimed to not even know 'how to switch on a computer' and Hathaway flatly denied ever having Googled herself. However on hearing Downey's cheerful confession she sheepishly caved in: "OK, I have a confession. I lied before when you asked if I Googled myself. I do. I embarrassed by it because I know how terrible it is."

In other news, Downey is said to be redfaced at his Tropic Thunder Oscar nomination which comes days after the inauguration of the first African-American President.Downey plays a white Australian actor so committed to method acting that he undergoes an operation to become black - and never drops the act.

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