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Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who just penned “The Social Network,” battled with an addiction to crack in the mid-’90s. He says, “I had what they call a ‘high bottom, my life didn’t fall apart before I got into rehab. I didn’t lose my job or run over a kid or injure anyone when I was high. But the hardest thing I do every day is not take cocaine. You don’t get cured of addiction—you’re just in remission.” Sorkin also relapsed in 2001 and was arrested for trying to bring mushrooms and crack onto an airplane. It’s pretty impressive that Sorkin’s gotten his act together. [Huffington Post]
A lot of celebrities have battled addiction and come out stronger. Some of them haven’t. After the jump, celebs talk about dealing with drug addiction.
Selena Gomez told Ellen DeGeneres on her show that her pre-show warm-up routine is not a pleasant one—she drinks olive oil. Selena said, “It’s awful… You let it go down and it coats your throat. I gag every time.” Apparently, she read that it was Kelly Clarkson‘s trick in a magazine and “just copied her.” I guess if it’s working, then she should chug away! [People]
When I did musical theater in high school, we used to spray something called Singer’s Saving Grace down our throats which really pissed off our vocal teachers for some reason. But beyond the old tea and honey trick and embarrassing warm-up routines, some of the following singers have some pretty weird voice-saving habits. Keep reading »
“I’m bleeding over losing Ruesy [Rue McClanahan], who was my dear friend. But as much as I love my friends, I wouldn’t think of going out to lunch with a woman. I can’t think of anything less interesting, except hen parties and showers—and I avoid them like the plague.”
Someone needs caffeine instead of Vitamin C. Also, is this kitty snoring?
- Just Cookies, a bakery in Indianapolis, refused to take an order from a gay student group because their request for rainbow cookies and cupcakes (to celebrate National Coming Out Day) violates the “values” of the bakery. [Change.org]
- Jordan’s Queen Rania had some thoughtful words on anti-Muslim sentiments during her appearance on the “Today” show this morning. Watch the whole segment! [MSNBC]
- The head of PersonhoodUSA, an anti-abortion group, says that “fertilized egg” is as offensive as using the n-word. [KRDO.com]