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Tennessee May Soon Criminalize Drug-Addicted Pregnant Moms

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  • Tennessee’s state legislature has approved a bill that would make it possible to charge pregnant women for assault if they use narcotics during their pregnancy. Critics of the bill rightfully point out that it’s a sneaky way to give more rights to fetuses, thus easing the way to criminalizing abortion. Women’s rights groups and the ACLU are asking Governor Bill Haslam to veto the bill. [TennesseanCosmopolitan]
  • Dreamworks’ next computer-animated film, “Home,” will feature a young Black girl — voiced by Rihanna — at its center. [IndieWire, The Root]
  • Louisiana’s anti-sodomy law, which is used to police consensual sex between same-sex adults, is staying put for now. Sometimes I really do think the South is another country. [New York Times] Keep reading »

Amanda Bynes’s Mom: No Mental Illness, Blame It All On Marijuana!

  • Amanda Bynes’s mother issued a statement to US Weekly denying that her daughter suffers from mental illness and instead, blames all of Amanda’s problems on pot: “Amanda has no mental illness whatsoever. She has never been diagnosed as schizophrenic or bipolar. She is very sorry for all the hurtful tweets, statements and actions that occurred while she was under the influence of marijuana.” The family lawyer also told US Weekly that Bynes is on “zero medication.” I don’t know what the real story is, obviously, but “just pot” doesn’t make people attempt to start fires, throw bongs out of windows, and run around town in crazy wigs while tweeting nonsense. Whatever Amanda’s issue is, I hope it is being treated somehow. [US Weekly] Keep reading »

7 Of The Worst Choices Ever Made While High

7 Of The Worst Choices Ever Made While High

Someone once told me drugs are bad. I think it was a man dressed like a dog, or a cartoon rabbit or something. I’ve taken that lesson to heart and only do molly after promising this will be the last time. Every time.

While we’ve all heard hilarious tales of bath salts zombies and heroin-addled buggerists, those are lame and predictable and somewhat depressing drug hijinks. Don’t people do hilariously misguided things when they’re high anymore? Aren’t there any stories that could serve as awesome subplots in a carefree ’80s sex comedy? Yes! Read some hysterical stories on Cracked…

Man Arrested For Cocaine Possession Thought Drug “Wasn’t Illegal In Florida”

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They say that what you don’t know can’t hurt you, but that’s terribly misleading when it comes to drug laws. Guy Lanchester told police, “I don’t understand,” according to the Miami New Times. Read more on Huffington Post…

Colorado Girl Scouts Put The Kibosh On Selling Cookies Outside Of Pot Shops

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Last week, clever California Girl Scout made bank after she set up shop outside of a marijuana dispensary in San Francisco. The enterprising 13-year-old sold 117 boxes in two hours, both to neighbors and customers of the cannabis club. Tragically, Girl Scouts in Colorado won’t have a similar circumstance to exploit — even though their state recently legalized marijuana — because they want kiddies to stay away from the pot clubs. In a statement on their Facebook page, the Girl Scouts of Colorado warned scouts that cookie sales are not permitted outside “adult establishments,” which includes pot dispensaries. Strip clubs, bars, liquor stores and casinos as also verboten. “We recognize these are legitimate businesses, but we don’t feel they are an appropriate place for girls to be selling cookies in Colorado,” they wrote. [I wonder if they know that there is apparently a strain of marijuana named after their delectable treats? -- Amelia] Keep reading »

Selena Gomez Left Rehab For Sundance

  • Selana Gomez bailed on rehab after only two weeks because she wanted to go to the Sundance Film Festival. [TMZ]
  • Sheryl Crow revealed she has a benign brain tumor, which she monitors with an MRI scan every six months. [Mirror UK]
  • Fellow addict Aaron Sorkin remembers Philip Seymour Hoffman, who appears in two films he wrote: “Charlie Wilson’s War” and “Moneyball.” [TIME] Keep reading »

Report: Selena Gomez Checked Into Rehab [UPDATE]

  • Selena Gomez checked into rehab last month for “exhaustion,” her reps confirmed to RadarOnline this morning. Sel checked into the Meadows in Arizona and stayed for two weeks. She had been “experimenting” with marijuana, Ambien and Xanax and went to rehab at the urging of friends who no doubt don’t want to see her end up like Justin Bieber. [Cosmopolitan]
  • New York City police arrested four people at an apartment in Chinatown who are believed to be connected to the heroin sold to Philip Seymour Hoffman. The actor died this weekend of a drug overdose. [People, Daily Mail UK]
  •  [UPDATE] David Bar Katz had said he never gave The National Enquirer an interview and the claim he said he was romantically involved with Philip Seymour Hoffman before his death are “100% false.” He also said he intends to sue the Enquirer. [New York Daily News] — OOOF. Philip Seymour Hoffman’s friend, playwright David Bar Katz, reportedly told The National Enquirer that they had a sexual relationship and Hoffman had been struggling with his sexuality. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »

Philip Seymour Hoffman Allegedly Possessed 70 Bags Of Heroin When He Died

  • Philip Seymour Hoffman reportedly had 70 small bags of heroin and pills laying around his New York City apartment when he was found dead yesterday of a drug overdose. He had reportedly been living alone for the past three months after being asked to leave the apartment he shared with his longtime partner and their three kids. [New York Post (1), New York Post (2)]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow tweeted a personal photo of herself and Hoffman from the set of “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” which they filmed together in 1998. His college roommate from NYU tweeted a much-older pic of the young acting student in his dorm room. [Instagram, Independent UK]
  • Despite rumors that Laura Prepon would be off “Orange Is The New Black”‘s second season, Jenji Kohan has confirmed that her character Alex will be on the show for “most” of the season. [US Weekly] Keep reading »

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 »

Justin Bieber’s DUI Toxicology Report Reveals Pills, Pot

  • Justin Bieber’s toxicology report from his January 23rd DUI arrest in Miami revealed he had pot and prescription meds (Xanax) in his system. Justin reportedly told cops that his mother gives him Xanax, presumably from her own prescription (which is illegal). [TMZ]
  • BEYONCE’S BABY PIC, YOU GUYS.  [PopSugar]
  • Yup, there’s going to be a “Seinfeld” reunion. [Huffington Post]
  • Sorry, Oprah’s Instagram scholarship contest was fake. [The Root]
  • “Broad City” stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer are taking their show on an 18-city tour! [Hollywood Reporter] Keep reading »
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