According to the Hollywood Reporter, some of the biggest names in Hollywood - both in front and behind the screens - use psychics to plan their next moves. They say that psychics are the new "must haves"as Hollywood advisors.Here is a short excerpt:
In his 2013 predictions, posted on MediumThomas.com in December, Thomas John foresaw a woman in a white dress falling at the Oscars, a new pope and a small U.S. terrorist attack in April. (One misfire on John's part: predicting Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana would set their engagement; they broke up in late December, and Cooper's now dating a model or Rachel McAdams, depending on whom you ask.)
Perhaps Hollywood's youngest psychic at 28, John, who often travels to L.A. from his NYC home base, may also be among the most in-demand. He does as many as eight readings a day (at slightly less than $200 an hour) and is booked at least six months in advance. "I've been to many mediums," actress Jenny McCarthy tells THR. "Thomas is by far the most accurate one. Spot on!" Adds an anonymous Hollywood beauty exec with major celebrity clientele: "Recently I was trying to decide if I should buy my name back from the Japanese to distribute product there under my own banner. I spoke with several lawyers and got very mixed advice. Someone introduced me to Thomas John. Now I understand that I positioned myself to triple my revenue."
What a difference a recession makes. Last we looked into our crystal balls, Hollywood regarded psychics the way it does reality shows: entertaining, over the top and even necessary, but not a lot of truth or importance to them.
But shake that Magic 8 Ball again, and you'll find the attitude has morphed from "Reply hazy" to "It is decidedly so" in regard to the industry's reliance on psychics. This isn't your storefront variety of fortune teller. Once inhabiting the semi-disreputable province of PYTs wondering whether their boyfriends would commit, now Hollywood's high-end mediums provide business advice to clientele which some of them claim is about 70 percent moguls, executives, producers, directors and, of course, celebrities who face waxing and waning popularity and career insecurities.
"These days, it's almost all money, business and deals. They want to know which lawyer to hire. I have specific entertainment attorneys I send them to -- you need to send the right people to the right people," says noted psychic Gina (one name only), based in Phoenix, who charges $200 an hour and travels to Los Angeles frequently for her tony clientele. "I miss the days when I was always being asked to find someone's lost kitten. I have more CEOs now than I'd like."
Dolores Cardelucci goes further. "I'm really a business reader. I do career stuff," says the senior psychic (she's 82 years old), who claims to have consulted for Paula Abdul, Brad Pitt, Avril Lavigne and a smattering of WME agents. (Lavigne has denied any association with Cardelucci; all other clients did not respond to THR queries.)
A source tells THR that Cardelucci advises Kelsey Grammer -- an executive producer on the former NBC and CBS show Medium -- on many business decisions. "A lot of my clients are men," she says. "I don't see the psychic junkies, honey. I'm not a Band-Aid."
Read the full fascinating article here.