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Some Thoughts On Cory Monteith’s Death

Cory Monteith Dead
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The actor died at age 31 in a Vancouver hotel room. Read More »
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Cory Monteith did a stint in rehab and stole from a family member. Read More »
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Cory Monteith

I was in bed, half-awake, on Sunday morning when I found out that  Cory Monteith, one of the lead actors on “Glee,” had died suddenly of an apparent drug overdose the day before. Monteith was never a celebrity that I would have expected to die at 31. Even though I knew he had struggled with drug addiction and done several stints in rehab, he didn’t have that reputation for reckless living like Lindsay Lohan or Justin Bieber do.

Julie had the presence of mind to throw up a quick post on The Frisky. But my thoughts were firmly fixated on the actor’s family and friends and his girlfriend, “Glee” co-star Lea Michele. I kept thinking about Michele, who was apparently vacationing in Mexico when her boyfriend died in a hotel room in Vancouver, getting that phone call telling her Monteith had died.

I forgot about how I personally find Lea Michele really annoying and have never, ever wanted to see a movie she is in or read a magazine interview with her. But in that moment, I felt for her. I really felt for her. Because I have been waiting for that same phone call my entire life. Keep reading »

Lea Michele Requests Privacy Following Cory Monteith’s Death

Cory Monteith Dead
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The actor died at age 31 in a Vancouver hotel room. Read More »
Cory Talks Drugs
Cory Monteith did a stint in rehab and stole from a family member. Read More »
Cory In Rehab
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"Glee" star Cory Monteith checks into rehab. Read More »
  • Lea Michele’s publicist has requested privacy for the actress following the sudden death of her boyfriend, “Glee” co-star Cory Monteith, 31, over the weekend. Monteith, who struggled with drug addiction since he was 13, allegedly overdosed on drugs this weekend in a Vancouver hotel room. The actor had voluntarily checked into rehab in April for an unspecified substance abuse problem and also did a stint in rehab as a teenager. Michele was vacationing in Mexico this weekend when she learned of his death and has not yet made a public comment. The British Columbia Coroner’s Office confirmed an autopsy will be performed today or tomorrow.  [People, New York Daily News, The Wrap]
  • Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez wed this weekend in Vallery, France.  Berry is pregnant with the couple’s first child; she has a five-year-old daughter, Nahla, with her ex-boyfriend, Gabriel Aubry. [US Weekly]
  • Jimmy Kimmel is a married man! The host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” married his co-head writer Molly McNearney on Saturday, in front of guests like Jennifer Aniston, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Howard Stern. [NYmag.com]
  • Harry Potter scribe J.K. Rowling admitted she is the author of a detective novel, Cuckoo’s Calling, which she published under the pen name Robert Galbraith. [New York Post] Keep reading »

Steven Tyler “Snorted Half Of Peru,” Spent $6 Million On Drugs

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Whitney Houston died with cocaine in her hotel room. Read More »
Elton Talks Cocaine
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Elton John says he probably did as much cocaine as Whitney Houston ever did. Read More »
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Was Prince Harry photographed with cocaine or other drugs? Read More »
  • Steven Tyler from Aerosmith hit up a “60 Minutes” interview and confessed he’s spent around $5 million or $6 million on drugs over his lifetime. “You also could say I snorted half of Peru, but it doesn’t matter,” the singer said. Uhhh, I kinda think it does matter … ? [Daily Mail UK]
  • Lindsay Lohan’s lawsuit against the rapper Pitbull, who rapped about her jailbirdliness in his song “Give Me Everything,” has been dismissed by a judge who wanted to remind LiLo of a little thing called the First Amendment. [EOnline]
  • “50 Shades Of Grey” the movie could be in theaters as early as summer 2014. As Anastasia Steele would say, “Holy crap!” [Huffington Post]

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Britney Spears Was A Meth Addict, Ex-Manager Blabs

Brit Apologizes
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Britnesy Spears apologized to x17 for attacking them with an umbrella. Read More »
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Kevin Federline's aunt penned an erotic novel about his ex-marriage. Read More »
Brit Dances "Gangnam"
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She gets a lesson on the "Gangnam Style" dance from Psy himself. Read More »
  • The lawyer for Britney Spears’s ex-manager Sam Lufti has alleged that Brit-Brit used to be a meth and amphetamine addict and that she had OD-ed the night in 2008 when she was strapped to a stretcher and hospitalized. Lufti is also claiming Brit shaved her head during that infamous 2007 meltdown to hide DNA evidence of all the drugs she was abusing.  [TMZ, TMZ]
  • Danielle Daniel Radcliffe and his girlfriend of four years, production assistant, Rosie Coker have split. [The Celebrity Cafe]
  • Lindsay Lohan blew off work on “The Canyons,” because she is Lindsay Lohan, and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis tweeted about it, because he is Bret Easton Ellis. [Socialite Life]

8 Reality TV Stars With Drug Problems

We were totally shocked when we saw former “America’s Next Top Model” contest Jael Strauss — who’d appeared on Cycle 8 of the series — would be appearing on a “Dr. Phil” episode devoted to her drug abuse. Since appearing on the series six years ago, Jael’s life has taken a severely downward slide. She’s been addicted to meth, and her family begs her to get help during a harrowing Dr. Phil intervention. Jael hardly looks like the beautiful girl she was just six short years ago — with pockmarked skin and bleached blond locks, she appears much older and worn out than most other 28-year-olds.

We wish her the best and hope that Thursday’s episode of “Dr. Phil” gets her the help she needs. Jael is hardly the only reality TV star to slide into addiction — let’s review…

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See the former "ANTM" contestant battle drug abuse on "Dr. Phil." Watch »
Demi Talks Drugs
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Demi Lovato says club promoters gave her free drugs. Read More »

The Soapbox: On Cat Marnell & Rubbernecking Drug Addicts

Why Amy's Death Hurts
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Amy Winehouse's death hits hard for the loved ones of addicts. Read More »
Lindz Talks Coke
LiLo said she tried to mask her problems with cocaine and booze. Read More »
My Brother, The Addict
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If you’ve been hanging out in the ladyblogosphere, you’ve heard of Cat Marnell. Or maybe you know her as “Cat Marnell, ugh.” Cat Marnell was — until last week — the health/beauty editor at xoJane. More pertinently, though, she was an open, unabashed, self-described “pillhead” who frequently wrote about her drug use and abuse online. (As well as some other things.) She had been sent to rehab in April at the insistence of xoJane’s publishers. The New York Post reported on Friday that Marnell left xoJane, seemingly of her own choice, because she would rather pass the summer “on the rooftop of Le Bain looking for shooting stars and smoking angel dust with my friends.”

This morning, NYMag.com published an interview with Marnell with more of the same Cat-ariffic quotes. “I’ve always gone to rehab for the wrong reasons.” “ I’m just a fucking freak show.” “I spent Christmas Eve with Jane [Pratt] and Courtney Love.” ”I had drug bags pasted on the walls [of my apartment] because I collected dope bags.” And she goes into great detail about how she ended up parting ways with xoJane, which has something to do with losing her pills, crashing, her Internet being shut off so she couldn’t write posts, and forgetting her cell phone at the office.

Compelling reading? Cat always is. It’s not exactly a secret that people read her on xoJane for that ZOMG what the fuck did she just say now soundbite, not her questionable health or beauty advice (though her various product recommendations did fly off shelves). But as long as Cat Marnell’s been tearing up my RSS feed — and that of every other blog-reading woman I know — I’ve felt uncomfortable with rubbernecking this drug addict. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: On Taking Drugs While Pregnant

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  • This week, The New York Times Magazine explores a difficult and complex issue: prosecuting drug-addicted mothers whose drug use harms their fetus in the womb. The piece zeroes in on Alabama prosecutors who are charging drug-addicted mothers, ostensibly to help the mothers, although it often lands the mothers in jail. It’s a big, complicated issue and definitely worth exploring more in depth. [New York Times Magazine]
  • Essence, a lifestyle magazine targeted towards black women, has removed managing editor Michael Bullerdick, a white male, after screengrabs of his Facebook wall showed him making racist comments about Al Sharpton and Barack Obama. [News One]
  • The Senate is discussing the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act as we speak. You can learn more about the history of VAWA here. [Feministing]
  • So, this is the best thing I’ve ever seen in my life: 45 completely superficial reasons why Hillary Clinton should run for president in 2016. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Demi Lovato: Club Promoters Gave Me Free Drugs

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Demi Lovato says she has bipolar disorder. Read More »
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“I would come off stage in front of 18,000 people and suddenly be alone in a hotel room. I’d come crashing down and would try to find a way to recreate that feeling, to stay ‘up.’ Promoters gave me drugs and alcohol in restaurants or clubs. They wanted me to come back so I would be seen there. They were basically kissing my ass. I thought they were my friends. I thought I was having fun. Being a celebrity can be dangerous. Nobody says ‘no’. That’s why so many end up overdosing and dying. It could definitely have happened to me.” 

– Demi Lovato opened up in the UK magazine Fabulous about her drug addiction, which, although she doesn’t name it directly, implies she was using an upper like cocaine. Demi has been in and out of rehab and also been public about her diagnosis of bipolar disorder, bulimia and cutting. I’ve been impressed with her candor and I’m really impressed now that she seems to have self-awareness about herself, her addictions, and her so-called “friends”/the people who enable her. There’s nothing sadder than someone who never hears the word “no” and has no idea people are kissing their ass. [TMZ]

What Do We Think Of “Pothead” Candy?

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Munchies, Shmunchies
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Study says pot smokers are less likely to be obese. Read More »
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Some things really get my goat when it comes to kids, like little girls wearing heavy makeup. (Cough, cough.) But pot leaf-shaped candy? Meh.

Parents around the country are reportedly upset with “pothead” lollipops and ring-pops, which are sour apple-flavored suckers in the shape of marijuana leaves. According to the Washington Post, the lollipops sell for about a dollar and the ringpops sell for about three for $1.50. But, in an egregious example of false advertising, “pothead” candy doesn’t contain any THC. Instead, the packaging just shows a stoner-looking dude flashing a peace sign and the word “Legalize.” So, you know, the kids think it’s the cat’s pajamas.

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These Spiderwebs Were Created By Drugged Spiders

Somewhere in a lab far, far away, scientists fed spiders flies injected with LSD, mescaline, hashish, and caffeine. These are their webs. [ICNT4GIVE] Keep reading »

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