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Following Arrest, Tennessee To Send Drug Addicted New Mom To Rehab

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  • Prosecutors in Tennessee made a deal with the first woman to be arrested under a new law that jails mothers whose offspring test positive for drugs. Mallory Loyola, 26, will first undergo rehab treatment for meth as soon as room opens in a treatment center; prosecutors will assess her recovery and then decide whether to pursue an assault case. [Raw Story]
  • The parents of Renisha McBride say “justice was served” today as her killer Theodore Wafer was found guilty of second-degree murder and other charges. [Detroit Free Press] Keep reading »

Heroin Killed Socialite Peaches Geldof

  • Socialite Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose, a coroner has confirmed. The 25-year-old mother of two was found dead in her UK home with one of her young sons beside her earlier this year. [US Weekly]
  • Zoe Saldana reportedly has a baby growing in that belly. [US Weekly]
  • “Glee” star Naya Rivera married actor Ryan Dorsey this weekend. She split from a former fiancé, rapper Big Sean, in April. [People] Keep reading »

Woman Has Baby, Gets Arrested By Tennessee Police For Using Meth While Pregnant

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  • Tennessee has arrested its first new mother under a new law that charges women for assault for using narcotics while pregnant. A 26-year-old mom was arrested after she tested positive for meth, which she admitted to using before her baby’s birth. Call me crazy, but maybe quality drug rehabilitation treatment might work better than throwing addicts in jail?!  A law like this automatically targets anyone who isn’t financially privileged enough to afford rehab in the first place. (Also, sneaky way to give rights to fetuses, everyone!)  [Think Progress]
  • On Nevada Assemblywoman Lucy Flores, abortion, and the politics of respectability. [Bitch Magazine]
  • I don’t even want to click a story with “revenge rape” in the headline. [Feminist.org] Keep reading »

Angelina Jolie Allegedly Planning To Sue Daily Mail Over Rumored Drug Video

  • Angelina Jolie is reportedly planning to sue the UK’s Daily Mail for publishing a video of her talking on the phone to her father, Jon Voight, which was supplied by a drug dealer who claims he sold Angie coke and heroin three times a week. Angie believes the 1998 video, in which she apparently appears very stoned, is a gross violation of her privacy.  I had no idea that Angie was allegedly addicted to heroin in the ’90s, but considering this is all coming via the Mail and The National Enquirer, I’m not sure what to believe. [Huffington Post, Celebitchy]
  • Meanwhile, George Clooney does not accept the Daily Mail‘s apology for publishing a fake story about his future mother-in-law. [US Weekly] Keep reading »

Selena Gomez’s Grandpa Blabs About Justin Bieber’s Drug Use

  • Selena Gomez might want to call Grandpa and tell him not to talk to reporters anymore. Ricardo Gomez spoke to OK! Magazine and said the family is “upset with [Justin Bieber's] behavior.” Gomez called Bieber’s friends “bad influences” and said his granddaughter Selena “told us that she didn’t want to be with him because he was getting into drugs.” Selena herself briefly checked into rehab in January. [In Touch Weekly]
  • Malia Obama went to her first prom. That makes me feel old. [US Weekly]
  • Amber Heard or Blake Lively could be the next Bond girl, Star magazine is claiming. [Dlisted]
  • Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco are expecting their first child together. Mazel tov! [US Weekly] Keep reading »

Report: Peaches Geldof Died From A Heroin Overdose

  • Peaches Geldof died at 25 of a heroin overdose, the Times Of London reported today. The socialite daughter of musician Bob Geldof died on April 7 at her home in Kent, England, with her one-year-old son by her side. [US Weekly]
  • Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas split up because she wasn’t comfortable being in the public eye. [People]
  • After a second video reportedly showed Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine, he announced is taking a break from his campaign to seek help for alcohol abuse. A first video of Mayor Ford smoking crack appeared in May of last year, after which he refused to step down. [CNN]
  • Ronan Farrow’s blue eyes are FAKE?! I don’t know what to believe anymore. [Page Six] Keep reading »
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