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Lamar Odom Checks Into Rehab

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Trouble For Lamar & Khloe
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Lamar's Addiction?
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  • 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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Is the couple splitting up? Read More »
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

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Intent isn't everything, but it does matter. Read More »
Drunk Is A Feminist Issue
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Too Drunk?
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 »

Cory Monteith Died Of Heroin And Alcohol Overdose

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 »
On Drug Addiction
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Some thoughts on when a loved one is a substance abuser. Read More »
  • An autopsy and toxicology report has confirmed that Cory Monteith died from an overdose of heroin and alcohol. The “Glee” star died suddenly in a Vancouver hotel room on Saturday at age 31 after almost two decades of struggling with drug addiction. [TMZ]
  • Kim Kardashian tweeted #NoJustice in response to the George Zimmerman acquittal and got a swift reminder her dad was one of the lawyers who got OJ Simpson off. Maaaaybe she should sit this one out. [World Of Wonder]
  • If Beyoncé shoves a microphone in your face at a concert and asks you to sing, you put down your camera phone and sing, damn it. [Vanity Fair]
  • James Franco, who is everywhere like bedbugs, will guest star on an episode of “The Mindy Project.” [ONTD]
  • A beginner’s guide to wearing rompers. [Racked]
  • BABY PANDAS!!! Lun Lun, a giant panda at Zoo Atlanta has given birth to twins and you best believe I’m going to snuggle the stuffing out them. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution] Keep reading »

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 »
Cory Talks Drugs
Cory Monteith did a stint in rehab and stole from a family member. Read More »
Shock At Amy's Death
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Why Amy Winehouse's death at 27 came as a shock. Read More »
Addicts On TV
The small screen's most realistic drug and booze abusers. Read More »
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 »
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