- Lindsay Lohan appeared on “The Today Show” this morning and promises she’s sober — though she couldn’t say by how many days [Odd. -- Editor] – and will knock her “Saturday Night Live” hosting gig this weekend out of the park. Girl, we have heard you say this stuff before! LiLo also told Matt Lauer that the last time they spoke and said she was clean, she was “in denial.” Okay, whatever: just please, please, please get it together, Lindsay. [MSNBC]
- Davy Jones from the Monkees died suddenly today in Florida at age 66. [People]
- Did Taylor Swift go out on a date with Tim Tebow? Damn, that girl’s dance card is always full. [PopCrush]
- Bras, booze, and husbands: what women want, according to vintage advertising. [TresSugar]
- Sex advice from Andrew W.K. [Nerve]
- Twenty snack foods from the ’90s that we miss. Gushers FTW! [Gurl.com]
I am pretty sure Evan Dando — lead singer of the vastly important band, The Lemonheads — has not given a f**k since the ’90s, but even I was a tad surprised that he tweeted this photo following a gig in Arizona. In addition to partying with that handful of Jolly Ranchers in the corner (love those!), Evan also had a few lines of what looks to be cocaine ready to snort. I promptly sent the photo over to Julie to get her opinion on the matter, as she is Evan’s biggest fan, and she replied, “The worst part is, he drinks PEPSI. CRUSH OVER.” (Julie, like me, is firmly on Team Coke — that’s Coca-Cola, natch.) [Twitter]
Not that Evan actually cares what people think of the way he spends his off-hours, but he’s not the first celeb to be busted on camera in the company of illegal substances. Click onward for more!
- Leslie Carter, the 25-year-old sister of Nick and Aaron Carter, died on Tuesday from an apparent drug overdose, according to the police report. The official cause of death is pending toxicology tests, but the Carters’ stepmother Ginger Carter told responding police at the family’s upstate New York home that Leslie took drugs for depression, schizophrenia, and anxiety, as well as muscle relaxants. What’s also quite sad is that Ginger Carter was also on drugs when speaking to police, with “slurred speech” and “glassy eyes,” to the extent that police feared she might be at risk for an overdose, too. Our thoughts go out to the Carter family. [People]
- Frances Bean Cobain’s 2009 restraining order court papers about Courtney Love’s crazy drug-addled lifestyle have been released. In it, Frances claims their cat died from living in a trash-filled house and their dog died after eating Courtney’s pills; she also says Courtney frequently falls asleep holding lit cigarettes and that one night Courtney drove to an ex-boyfriend’s house to throw rocks and scream at his kids. Egads. The poor thing had her restraining order granted, fortunately. [Newser]
- Dan Savage advises a reader what to do if your partner is not being honest about their sexual kinks. [Nerve]
Wow, I never thought I’d see the day: Special K is about to get a makeover! Remember the drug’s sleazy clubbing days in the ’90s? The highly-addictive drug, called ketamine, started off as a humble animal tranquilizer but worked its ways into the hottest night spots, sending users into an ecstasy that made time stand still — or, more accurately, into a “dissociative anesthesia” that could lead to a psychotic breakdown.
But here’s the latest twist in ketamine’s history: It could revolutionize the way depression is treated. I’m not talking your garden-variety blues. This is for real, serious, deep, clinical depression. How could something so toxic for club kids be so helpful for people who are ill? Read more...
- Russell Brand may have divorced Katy Perry over drugs, sources tell Star magazine. “Katy runs with a really wild crowd,” a source says, including people who do cocaine. Russell is a notorious former addict and he allegedly didn’t want his wife around the stuff. Another source claims, “He gave her an ultimatum: ‘Get rid of your hard-partying friends or lose me forever!’” Past rumors have claimed Russell Brand had wild sex drive that Katy couldn’t keep up with, so who knows what is true? [Celebitchy]
- Parts of Demi Moore’s 911 call released to the public on Friday were bleeped out for “privacy” — including, allegedly, references to the whip-its she was said to have been huffing. But was bleeping out the drug references special treatment for Demi? [Fox News]
- NBC pulled last night’s episode of “Fear Factor” before it aired, deeming contestants drinking donkey semen with a urine chaser too grotesque for public viewing. [Nerve]
- Victoria’s Secret model Candice Swanepoel, before and after Photoshop. [NYMag.com] Continue reading
The 911 call made by Demi Moore’s friends on Monday night has been released. (You can listen here.) A panicked friend says the actress is “convulsing” and “semi-conscious” after “she smoked something, it’s not marijuana, but it’s similar to … it’s similar to incense and she seems to be having convulsions of some sort.” The friends hand the phone around to each other — and at one point, if I’m not mistaken, two people address “Ru,” possibly referring to her daughter Rumer — as they urge the dispatcher to send paramedics immediately because she’s “burning up” and breathing “shakily.” Continue reading