Over the weekend, Corey Haim‘s mom went public, saying that the coroner’s office told her Corey had an enlarged heart and water in his lungs. But it will be a while before a final cause of death is determined. Meanwhile, details continue to surface about just how bad Corey’s prescription pill addictions were. “We know that Corey Haim used a lot of legal drugs, shopped a lot of doctors and went to a lot of pharmacies and, at least in one instance, got OxyContin from an illegal syndicate,” California Attorney General Jerry Brown said. “My hunch is he was using massive amounts of these drugs.”
And it appears that Corey might have stumbled into a big old prescription pill fraud ring. Here’s how it worked. Keep reading »
“I tried to mask my problems with alcohol, cocaine and mind-altering substances. Now I’m in a place where I don’t need to use anything and I can feel emotions because I choose to. … I went to rehab three times. The first time I checked myself in because I had taken Ambien. It’s a sleeping aid but it makes you hallucinate. I’d run a bath and fallen asleep on the floor and the bath had overflowed. When I woke up I was so scared, I called my therapist and said, ‘Can I just go somewhere for a month?’”
— Lindsay Lohan, on things that should come as a shock to no one [The Sun UK]
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“Date-rape drugs are largely an urban myth used as an excuse by women who booze themselves into a stupor, it has been claimed.”
That’s the first line from an article in today’s Daily Mail, about a new study out of the University of Kent that suggests many women mistake being drunk for being drugged. Of course, there’s more to this story than the “journalists” at the Daily Mail would have you believe. For starters, it’s not that women are using “I was drugged!” as a way of excusing bad drunken behavior, but rather than they may be confusing the side effects of being intoxicated — nausea, dizziness, etc. — with those associated with being roofied. Additionally, a far more comprehensive article in the Telegraph quotes Adam Burgess, of Kent’s School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, as saying, “Young women appear to be displacing their anxieties about the consequences of consuming what is in the bottle on to rumors of what could be put there by someone else.” Keep reading »
Jet lag? I think not. In this 2007 interview to promote “ER” in Australia, John Stamos
was clearly wasted out of his mind. In fact, the first word out of his mouth was “vodka.” He followed it up by reading the host’s lines off the teleprompter and making crude gestures. Two years later, John is finally admitting that he was in fact on sleeping pills and also just plain ol’ “plastered” in this clip. Duh. Well, at least he’s not a real doctor. [Celebitchy
After the jump, some more of our favorite under-the-influence television appearances. Whether the stars admit it or not. Keep reading »
In case you didn’t have cable in the ’80s you might have missed the wholesome, corn-fed blonde, Stacy Ann Ferguson, on my favorite show “Kids, Incorporated.” So what was little Stacy Ann up to between then and joining the Black Eyed Peas as Fergie? In an interview with The Sunday Times, she was dabbling in serious debauchery. Fergie says she went through a period of doing ecstasy and meth. She was also obsessed with East L.A. gangsta dudes, aka “cholos.” While I suppose that Fergie is telling the truth about her “dark past,” I’m thinking that she may have been going through what the rest of the known world calls “adolescence.” You know, that time in your life when you are confused about your identity and you make really poor choices, including experimenting with drugs, alcohol, and sex. Who is Fergie kidding? She is no hardened criminal or rehabilitated juvenile delinquent because she had a bad meth trip and slept with a couple of homies. She went to therapy, became a superstar, and now she’s married to Josh Duhamel. Yawn. [Popeater] Keep reading »
This is the most bad-ass story my mom has to tell you: Before she married my dad, she dated a guy who rode a motorcycle and she smoked a puff of marijuana with him. She didn’t get high. The End! My dad has never smoked pot, ever, and neither parent experimented with any other drugs. It’s like the ’60s came and went and both my parents missed it.
The addiction clinic, Hazelden, recently released a study which said 33 percent of teens reported their parents haven’t talked to them about their own drug use. Of the parents that haven’t yet told their kids about that time they ate three pints of Ben & Jerry’s in one sitting, the majority (74 percent) cited the old parenting chestnut: “Do as I say, not as I do.” Keep reading »
I found this report so disturbing that during our daily meeting here at Frisky Headquarters, when everyone clamored for more info on the whys and the hows, I protested. According to this news story, teens in Phoenix, Arizona are doing some things so disturbing I’m putting them after the jump. Keep reading »
I think I’ve found the newest cast member for the next season of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” Nicole Bobek! She’s a 1995 U.S. figure skating champion, who skated in the Olympics. But today she is… dun dun dun…accused of being part of a methamphetamine ring. The 31-year-old lives in Florida but was charged by New Jersey police with conspiracy to distribute in Hudson Country, New Jersey. As one of 20 people who have been arrested in connection with the drug ring, Bobek’s story is surely ringing bells for Danielle Staub. AmIrite? Or AmIrite? [CNN] Keep reading »
If nothing else, the train wreck that is young “Indiana Jones” star Shia LaBeouf has been refreshing for its candor.
We, the public, are used to a celebrity-publicist-consumers trifecta that downplays, obfuscates and outright lies when it comes to their naughty behavior. Exhibit A: Britney. Exhibit B: Lindsay. Exhibit C: Chris Brown. Exhibit D: Paris. Exhibit E: Jeremy Piven. I could go on, but you get the point.
But 23-year-old Shia LaBeouf—not through a publicist, not through a stage parent demon from hell—has been straight up when talking to the press about his troubles. Most recently, he confessed to Parade that he is an alcoholic, that he sometimes feels his life is meaningless and his insecurity is a “God-sized hole.” Certainly, not every celebrity is required to open up about their personal lives this way, but we appreciated his honesty, rather than the same-old-same-old BS. Keep reading »
Okay, I will totally admit it. Once when I was a teenager, my friend and I ate a whole lot of nutmeg because we heard it gives you a minor high. It didn’t work—we both ended up with really upset stomachs and orange tongues. So I’m not too surprised to hear that, these days, kids are chowing down on morning glory seeds. Evidently, the seeds contain a chemical called LSA that’s similar to what’s found in acid? A guy in Boston who runs a garden store noticed that lots of high schoolers were dropping by and buying morning glory seeds in bulk, supposedly for their moms. But then one kid squealed that they were actually crushing the seeds, soaking them in water, and drinking the resulting concoction. So now this guy has a strict policy—he won’t sell morning glory seeds to anyone under the age of 18. Even if they’re with a parent.
Drinking morning glory seed juice just doesn’t sound like a good idea. The seeds are treated with mercury and all kinds of other nasty chemicals that don’t do a body good. See the full report, after the jump. [My Fox Boston] Keep reading »