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More Details Emerge About Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death

  • Celebrities react to Philip Seymour Hoffman’s sudden death from a drug overdose this weekend. [Huffington Post]
  • Meanwhile, police are concerned that the batch of heroin which killed Hoffman was laced with fentanyl, a drug used on cancer patients. Such batches have been linked to heroin-related deaths all along the East Coast. [TMZ]
  • Hoffman was discovered by a friend and his assistant after he failed to pick up his children on Sunday morning. He had separated from his longterm partner and children’s mother, Mimi O’Donnell, in recent months. [Daily Mail UK]
  • Yeezus said let there be Kim photographed by Vogue, and lo, there was Kim photographed by Vogue. [Jezebel] Keep reading »

Chiara De Blasio, Daughter Of NYC’s New Mayor, Describes Her Depression And Battle With Substance Abuse

“Getting sober is always a positive thing."

I would like to applaud Chiara de Blasio, the 19-year-old daughter of New York City’s new mayor Bill de Blasio, for her bravery in speaking frankly and honestly about her struggle with clinical depression and using marijuana and alcohol to cope. The Santa Clara University sophomore just completed an outpatient group therapy program for depression, anxiety, and substance abuse, and in the video above, released by the de Blasio campaign today, Chiara discusses her recovery. “Removing substances from my life has opened so many doors for me,” she says. “I was actually able to participate in my dad’s campaign … Now I’m doing well in school and actually getting to explore things that aren’t just partying.” Keep reading »

“Grief Goes With You Every Day”: Lea Michele Remembers Cory Monteith On Ellen

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RIP, Cory Monteith

Lea Michele has been slowly opening in the media about how she is coping after Cory Monteith’s sudden death in July from a drug overdose. The “Glee” costars had also been a couple and Michele stood by Monteith during his struggles with addiction. Yesterday she appeared on Ellen DeGeneres’ show and praised her friend Kate Hudson for opening up her home after Monteith’s death, so Lea could hide out from paparazzi. She also repeatedly called the “Glee” cast her “family” and said they are all getting through this together. “I really feel like I’m trying to figure out all of this. It’s only been a few months,” she said. “My mom has experienced a lot of loss in her life and she told me, at one point, she said there’s an empowerment that comes with grief. At some point, you find it. It’s very hard, but you will find it. At some point, you can choose to fall from this or you can choose to rise.” It’s a very sad talk — but at the same time makes me respect Lea Michele so much more for her strength and grace. [YouTube]

Eeek: Zac Efron Did Two Stints In Rehab

  • Zac Efron reportedly had not one but two stints in rehab for cocaine addiction this year. [TMZ]
  • Blake Lively’s older sister Robyn Lively revealed that she recreated her famous “Teen Witch” dance at Blake’s wedding to Ryan Reynolds. Cute or upstaging the bride? [US Weekly]
  • The Kardashians are already filming their Christmas episode. That’s how they do. [RadarOnline]
  • Also, Khloe Kardashian Instagrammed a pic of herself  hanging out with Scott Disick, her sister’s baby daddy, in their pajamas. Raises eyebrows. That’s how they also do. [Hollywood Life]
  • Amy Sedaris, Wanda Sykes, Cynthia Nixon and Julie White have joined a political comedy series called “Alpha House,” written by the Doonesbury comic creator Gary Trudeau, for Amazon Prime. [Variety] Keep reading »

Zac Efron Might’ve Been A Cokehead

  • Maybe it wasn’t alcohol that landed Zac Efron in rehab: the “High School Musical” star allegedly checked into rehab for a “big coke problem” and abusing Molly (pure MDMA), according to TMZ sources.  Efron wouldn’t show up to set while he was filming “Neighbors” because he was too coked out, the sources added, and also trashed a Las Vegas hotel room with his friends, causing $50K in damage. [TMZ]
  • “Mad Men” will split the 14 episodes of its last season in two during 2014 and 2015 … which is a fancy way of saying two more short seasons, I guess? [Los Angeles Times]
  • New couple alert: Rashida Jones is dating “Saturday Night Live” writer Colin Jost, who look like he has that Brooklyn hipster thing down to a T. [US Weekly]
  • Arcade Fire will air a 30-minute concert special on NBC on Saturday, September 28, after the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live,” on which they’ll also be the musical guest. [Consequence Of Sound] Keep reading »

RIP Khloe & Lamar (Except Hopefully Not)

Trouble For Lamar & Khloe
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Is the couple splitting up? Read More »

Let’s face it: Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are the best thing to ever happen to the dysfunctional treasure trove that is Kardashian family. They just may be the best thing to happen to reality television ever: they radiate from the screen with what can only be described as “sparkle,” bringing with them their endless capacity for high-quality, intellectually stimulating primetime entertainment.

Sure, they’re a little wacky and definitely unconventional, but isn’t that what gives them their charm and grace? Yes, when they got married after just a monthlong courtship (perfectly reasonable, obviously), we all had our doubts. But as the years go on, they’ve been keeping it together with no high-drama celebrity divorce murmurs in sight — until now.

In the alternate reality that is the Kardashian universe, Khloe and Lamar proved themselves to be the most grounded of the pack, and that’s why I’m positive that they can make it through their latest hundred-dollar-bill-sprinkled rough patch. Among the trash heap of celebrity marriages gone by, these two twinkle with (albeit currently drug-riddled) authenticity, still standing as others drop like flies. Keep reading »

Lamar Odom Ditched Rehab After Only One Day

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Following reports of cocaine addiction, Lamar Odom checked into rehab. Read More »
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Lamar Odom Checks Into Rehab

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Trouble For Lamar & Khloe
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Does Lamar Odom have a drug addiction? Read More »
  • Lamar Odom has allegedly checked into rehab for drug abuse after being given an ultimatum by wife Khloe Kardashian. TMZ also claims that even though Khloe has been the one pushing for her hubby to get treatment, or else she would divorce him, he didn’t tell her his decision to go to rehab.  [TMZ, TMZ, People]
  • Also, when he got arrested last week for a DUI, it was allegedly his drug dealer — not Khloe — who posted the $15K to bail him out of jail. [RadarOnline]
  • Miley Cyrus bragged on Twitter about calling a paparazzo a cunt, because that’s the maturity level she’s operating on. [Crushable]
  • Suri Cruise broke her arm recently and an all-caps note scribbled on her cast reads “No butt smacking with this!” Okaaaay. [US Weekly]
  • Imaginary back-to-school shopping for adults! [The Toast] Keep reading »

Lamar Odom’s Alleged Drug Dealer Speaks

Lamar Odom Arrested
Lamar Odom Arrested For A DUI
Lamar Odom got arrested for a DUI. Read More »
Trouble For Lamar & Khloe
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Lamar's Addiction?
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Does Lamar Odom have a drug addiction? Read More »
  • A blabby drug dealer might be the one thing the Kardashians can’t squash: an alleged dealer for Lamar Odom claimed Khloe’s estranged hubby bought over $50K in cocaine over the past three years and even played an NBA game while high. Last week, Odom was arrested for a DUI and was reportedly kicked out of the house by his wife. [RadarOnline]
  • Elizabeth Owens, mom of racist fuckhead/”Big Brother” contestant Aaryn Gries, apologized for her daughter’s behavior in a statement to the Los Angeles Times. “These inappropriate comments certainly do not represent the value system under which her father and I have raised her,” Owens said in the statement. “Aaryn is a young 22-year-old college student that has spent 70 days living in a fish bowl and making mistakes for America to see.” [LA Times]
  • “True Blood” will be wrapping up next year at the end of season seven. [Dlisted]
  • Eek! The “Homeland” season three premiere leaked online. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

The Soapbox: In (Reluctant) Defense of Dr. Phil

"Nice Guys" Who Rape
Intent isn't everything, but it does matter. Read More »
Drunk Is A Feminist Issue
Why women everywhere should be concerned about binge-drinking. Read More »
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If you're a drunk woman who gets raped, will you be taken seriously? Read More »
The Soapbox: In (Reluctant) Defense of Dr. Phil

I never thought I’d write an article under that title but here goes.

Earlier this week, Dr. Phil asked over Twitter: “If a girl is drunk, is it alright to have sex with her?” The Twittersphere overwhelmingly answered “No,” calling Dr. Phil a “moron,” “asshole” and “rape apologist,” among other things. I don’t doubt the possibility that Dr. Phil (or whichever lackey mans his Twitter account) may have posed that question for lecherous or self-serving reasons. Yet as a feminist, this reaction left me honestly dismayed. Were we saying that a drunk girl can never consent to sex? That sex with someone who’s been drinking is always, necessarily, rape? Sure, Dr. Phil’s a total butthead, but I don’t think we want to make the argument that drunk sex necessarily means rape, do we?

And yet this is the exact argument being made by Carmen Rios, a former college sexual assault activist, who was so “shocked and appalled” that Dr. Phil (whose real name is Phil McGraw) had asked such a question that she started a Change.org petition encouraging supporters to call on McGraw to host a show educating his viewers on assault prevention. “Lesson 101 in my courses,” says Rios, “was that sexual contact without verbal, sober, conscious consent is rape.”

But, it’s not — not legally speaking, and not in practice. Keep reading »

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