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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 »

Powdered Alcohol & 6 Other Stupid Ways To Get Drunk Or High

Stupid people getting drunk is about to get stupider: powdered alcohol is on the way. A company called Palcohol was inspired to create powdered booze that can then be added to other liquids in order to make drinks. Powdered rum and powdered vodka are standalone versions or you could try powdered Cosmopolitan, powdered Mojito, powdered Lemondrop or the “Powderita,” a powdered Margarita. That totally sounds like some NASA shit right there. The inventor of Palcohol said he came up with the idea because he didn’t want to have to carry heavy bottles of booze around. But so far, Palcohol is staying mum on how they do it: “If we told you, we’d have to shoot you. We are in the process of patenting it and it is currently patent pending.” And despite earlier jokes that brought negative media attention, they also do not recommend snorting the powdered booze. Something tells me that will not stop some people from doing it anyway. But you can add them to sauces or or guacamole for a little extra kick. As tempting as a powdered Mojito sounds, I think I’ll pass on this one. [Palcohol via SB Nation]

Here are a bunch of other stupid ways to get drunk or high that WE TOTALLY DO NOT CONDONE YOU TRYING, you hear?

[Image of a mojito via Shutterstock]

Tennessee May Soon Criminalize Drug-Addicted Pregnant Moms

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  • Tennessee’s state legislature has approved a bill that would make it possible to charge pregnant women for assault if they use narcotics during their pregnancy. Critics of the bill rightfully point out that it’s a sneaky way to give more rights to fetuses, thus easing the way to criminalizing abortion. Women’s rights groups and the ACLU are asking Governor Bill Haslam to veto the bill. [TennesseanCosmopolitan]
  • Dreamworks’ next computer-animated film, “Home,” will feature a young Black girl — voiced by Rihanna — at its center. [IndieWire, The Root]
  • Louisiana’s anti-sodomy law, which is used to police consensual sex between same-sex adults, is staying put for now. Sometimes I really do think the South is another country. [New York Times] Keep reading »

Selena Gomez Left Rehab For Sundance

  • Selana Gomez bailed on rehab after only two weeks because she wanted to go to the Sundance Film Festival. [TMZ]
  • Sheryl Crow revealed she has a benign brain tumor, which she monitors with an MRI scan every six months. [Mirror UK]
  • Fellow addict Aaron Sorkin remembers Philip Seymour Hoffman, who appears in two films he wrote: “Charlie Wilson’s War” and “Moneyball.” [TIME] Keep reading »

Report: Selena Gomez Checked Into Rehab [UPDATE]

  • Selena Gomez checked into rehab last month for “exhaustion,” her reps confirmed to RadarOnline this morning. Sel checked into the Meadows in Arizona and stayed for two weeks. She had been “experimenting” with marijuana, Ambien and Xanax and went to rehab at the urging of friends who no doubt don’t want to see her end up like Justin Bieber. [Cosmopolitan]
  • New York City police arrested four people at an apartment in Chinatown who are believed to be connected to the heroin sold to Philip Seymour Hoffman. The actor died this weekend of a drug overdose. [People, Daily Mail UK]
  •  [UPDATE] David Bar Katz had said he never gave The National Enquirer an interview and the claim he said he was romantically involved with Philip Seymour Hoffman before his death are “100% false.” He also said he intends to sue the Enquirer. [New York Daily News] — OOOF. Philip Seymour Hoffman’s friend, playwright David Bar Katz, reportedly told The National Enquirer that they had a sexual relationship and Hoffman had been struggling with his sexuality. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »

Philip Seymour Hoffman Allegedly Possessed 70 Bags Of Heroin When He Died

  • Philip Seymour Hoffman reportedly had 70 small bags of heroin and pills laying around his New York City apartment when he was found dead yesterday of a drug overdose. He had reportedly been living alone for the past three months after being asked to leave the apartment he shared with his longtime partner and their three kids. [New York Post (1), New York Post (2)]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow tweeted a personal photo of herself and Hoffman from the set of “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” which they filmed together in 1998. His college roommate from NYU tweeted a much-older pic of the young acting student in his dorm room. [Instagram, Independent UK]
  • Despite rumors that Laura Prepon would be off “Orange Is The New Black”‘s second season, Jenji Kohan has confirmed that her character Alex will be on the show for “most” of the season. [US Weekly] Keep reading »
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