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Anatomy Of An Amazing News Story: Michael Lohan Checks Tanning Mom Into Rehab

Every once in awhile a story so strange, so bizarre or so WTF comes along that it leaves us no choice but break it down into its most essential parts and try to make sense of it all.

We knew Tanning Mom might have a drinking problem when she had a drunken spillMore »


Girl Talk: My Awkward Sober Sex Life

This is how it begins. He asks me to stand before him in my lace underwear, high heels, hose and bra. He sits in a chair and watches closely as I disrobe, making approving noises, even winking to put me at ease.

“Turn around please,” he says and then, “Yes, right there. Stop… More »


Uh Oh, Kathie Lee Gifford Said Something Dumb

In an interview with Family Circle magazine, Kathie Lee Gifford did that thing where she speaks without thinking. When asked about parenting 19-year-old Cassidy and 22-year-old Cody, she said:
“I’m not a perfect mom, but my kids haven’t been arrested, in rehab or kicked out of school, so I must be doing something right!” More »


Help Me, Please: A Mayonnaise Addict

Those near and dear to me know the thing I hate most in the world: mayonnaise. That evil beast of a condiment. Sorry if you are a mayonnaise lover and I’ve offended you. I have good reason though. When I as in high school, I worked at Mrs. Fields. It’s bakery and sandwich shop for… More »


Addicted To Facebook? Answer These 6 Questions To Find Out!

Many of us will ‘fess up to being a little Facebook-obsessed. Maybe we update our status a little too often or scroll through the newsfeed during boring dinner parties, but is it possible to actually be addicted to Facebook? Norwegian researcher Cecilie Schou Andreassen thinks so, and she’s devised a questionnaire to support her theory. More »


9 Strange Celebrity Addictions

TLC’s “My Strange Addiction” is everything I could have longed for in a show and more. I am like a kid in a candy store grappling with toilet paper consumers, rock eaters, compulsive nail growers, and even pee drinkers. OK, so the pee drinking episode was really hard to watch. But most of the others… More »


Are You So Addicted To Your Cellphone That It May Be Harmful To Your Health?

Your relationship with your cellphone may be harmful to your health. A recent Harvard Business School study has shown that most of us have risky attachments to our cellphones that may be affecting our work, personal lives and health. One of the recent concerns is the harmful effects the blue light emitted from mobile phones… More »


Sex And The Sober Girl

The following piece was originally published on The Fix.

Since I was 19, I’ve worked on and off as a prostitute in New York City.  I learned a lot about men during my decade of escorting, from seeing the insides of their apartments and uncensored sexual requests, but it wasn’t until I quit… More »


Girl Talk: I’m Not A Recovering Alcoholic But I Act Like One

“She doesn’t drink,” my Mom said when someone offered me a glass of champagne at my sister’s wedding last summer.

“Mom!” I hissed. “Can you say ‘She doesn’t like to drink’? People are going to think I’m a recovering alcoholic!”

But after nodding no time and again to waiters coming around… More »


Amelia, This Is Your Ryan Gosling Intervention

Surely you have noticed that our fearless leader Amelia has a little bit of a thing for Ryan Gosling. We feel that it might have gotten out of control in recent weeks (months/years) and it might finally be time to act. Inspired by our favorite television show, “Intervention,” and our favorite recovering addicts/interventionists Candy FinniganMore »


Girl Talk: I’ve Got “Recovery Envy”

I’m not an addict, and I’m not an alcoholic. But as offensive as this may sound, I sometimes I wish I were, if only so I could have a language and a community to help me deal with what often seem like out of control urges—a structure surrounding me to help me cope with, well,… More »


9 Celebs We Had No Idea Were Addicts

Not every celeb must reach public infamy like Lindsay Lohan or Charlie Sheen to seek help for addiction. We knew him as the funny guy who did an amazing Bill Clinton impersonation on “Saturday Night Live,” but behind the scenes, things weren’t so funny for Darrell Hammond. According to his new memoir, God, If You’re Not UpMore »


Girl Talk: Why Amy Winehouse’s Death Came As A Shock

“It’s not really a shock.” When a famous person dies from causes related to drug or alcohol addiction, this, or something similar, is one of the more common responses people have. While there are plenty of crueler things people can and do say, this bored and blase lack of surprise over the death of a… More »


A 3-Year-Old Alcoholic !?

You know there’s a problem when … your toddler needs to be treated for alcohol addiction and alcohol abuse. The UK’s National Health Service reports that the youngest patient they’ve treated for alcohol addiction was three years old. They are not releasing any further info on the patient’s identity to protect his or her confidentiality. More »


Charlie Sheen’s Rant That Took Down “Two And A Half Men”

Well, folks, it’s a wrap for the rest of the season of “Two and a Half Men.” Because of Charlie Sheen’s antics, including his latest radio rant on “The Alex Jones Show,” show creator Chuck Lorre announced yesterday that CBS would discontinue production. After the jump, the crazypants comments that singlehandedly sunk the ship. If… More »


Skinny Girl, Bethenny Frankel, Admits She Was A Diet And Exercise Addict

“I spent my entire life being obsessed with dieting … Bingeing and then fasting or starving. Forbidding everything. That’s how I used to be: up and down five pounds every single day, to the extremes. My metabolism was totally wrecked … I would go buy magazines just to see what the new diet was and… More »


Girl Talk: And I Thought My Addictions Were Strange…

Thanks to the new TV show, “My Strange Addiction,” I have nothing to feel ashamed about. The TLC series, which offers rubbernecking shock value, made my own struggles with addiction seem more commonplace. … More »


Inside The Mind Of A Furry

This week on my new favorite show, “My Strange Addiction,” we met Lauren, a college student addicted to her furry lifestyle. Her “fursona” Kira, a white and hot pink-striped fox, is the expression of her more outgoing side. This actually shed some light on the furry movement, which previously confounded me. Once I… More »


“My Strange Addiction” Is … Really Strange

My friend Rose has a saying: “You like what you like.” It means: don’t beat yourself up for what you’re into. But what if what you like is eating toilet paper? Or sucking down laundry detergent? This new show on TLC, “My Strange Addiction,” chronicles just that. Maybe we should reconsider Rose’s words. [Warming Glow]… More »


The Many Rehab Centers Of Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan continues to fill up her rehab visit punch card, checking into her fifth facility earlier this week. Four more visits and she will get one free! Lohan’s recent rehab stint came as a result of her failing a court mandated drug test—she’s hoping that by doing rehab she can avoid jail time. With… More »