A celebrity leper colony had it's opening ceremony performed yesterday in Burbank, Hollywood.
The red tape cutting event was attended by some well known Hollywood lepers. Kirk Douglas was there, accompanied by his son Michael and his wife Catherine Zeta Jones. So too was Mel Gibson, a long term sufferer of the disease, and close friends Danny Glover, Rene Russo, Tea Leone and Martha Stewart.
"Saved By the Bell" star Dustin "Screech" Diamond read a poem he composed especially for the occasion entitled "We fall Apart, Together".
The exclusive colony features a ballroom, cinema and a fifty foot deep feeding pit.