Billy Bob Thornton is convinced his dairy allergy stems from his childhood obsession for eating solid cubes of butter.

The movie star used to upset his mother by raiding her refrigerator and gobbling up lumps of butter - and now he's paying for it.

He says, "I would take a block of butter and eat it like a candy bar. I loved it.

"I grew up a real skinny kid, too. But I don't eat butter these days. I'm allergic to dairy products."

22/07/2005 07:24