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Selena Gomez’s Grandpa Blabs About Justin Bieber’s Drug Use

  • Selena Gomez might want to call Grandpa and tell him not to talk to reporters anymore. Ricardo Gomez spoke to OK! Magazine and said the family is “upset with [Justin Bieber's] behavior.” Gomez called Bieber’s friends “bad influences” and said his granddaughter Selena “told us that she didn’t want to be with him because he was getting into drugs.” Selena herself briefly checked into rehab in January. [In Touch Weekly]
  • Malia Obama went to her first prom. That makes me feel old. [US Weekly]
  • Amber Heard or Blake Lively could be the next Bond girl, Star magazine is claiming. [Dlisted]
  • Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco are expecting their first child together. Mazel tov! [US Weekly] Keep reading »

Ill-Advised Selfie Leads To Guy’s Arrest

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Pro tip: It may not be a great idea to post selfies on Facebook that show you dealing drugs … particularly if you were doing so next to sheriff’s deputies. That’s what Taylor Harrison, a 21-year-old South Florida man, allegedly did before he was arrested last week, First Coast News reports. Read more on Newser…

Report: Peaches Geldof Died From A Heroin Overdose

  • Peaches Geldof died at 25 of a heroin overdose, the Times Of London reported today. The socialite daughter of musician Bob Geldof died on April 7 at her home in Kent, England, with her one-year-old son by her side. [US Weekly]
  • Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas split up because she wasn’t comfortable being in the public eye. [People]
  • After a second video reportedly showed Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine, he announced is taking a break from his campaign to seek help for alcohol abuse. A first video of Mayor Ford smoking crack appeared in May of last year, after which he refused to step down. [CNN]
  • Ronan Farrow’s blue eyes are FAKE?! I don’t know what to believe anymore. [Page Six] Keep reading »

True Story: Lessons Learned From A Lifetime Of Dating Men With Substance Abuse Problems

True Story: Lessons Learned From A Lifetime Of Dating Men With Substance Abuse Problems

In high school, I fell for a guy named Opie. That was not his given name but a nickname he had acquired along the way. I would have asked from where it had come, but I never found the necessary strength to even talk to him, let alone inquire about the particulars of his life. I was a 16-year-old magenta-haired dork who hung around the art studios both before and after school. I was in no position to start conversations with Kurt Cobain look-a-likes who rocked the same greasy locks and dresses that only the ’90s permitted without too many batted eyelashes.

Opie embodied that “fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me” mentality that I craved in a partner. I longed for a tortured soul, someone who was messed up enough that only drugs and alcohol seemed like the cure for the ailments in their world. In my naïve brain, I was the one who could save them, me and only me. From what I heard, after he left school, Opie got a girl pregnant and had his fair share of struggles with substance abuse. As for where he is now, I have no idea. Like I said, it was the ’90s, heroin chic was in the air and in the pages of Vogue, drug use was glamorized, and in all my sheltered cluelessness about the world, a death that resulted from substance abuse was a badge of a life lived to the extreme. I roll my eyes now at how both ridiculous and insulting that thought is to those who know the very dark side of drug and alcohol addiction, both personally and as an outsider looking in at a loved one. Keep reading »

Powdered Alcohol & 6 Other Stupid Ways To Get Drunk Or High

Stupid people getting drunk is about to get stupider: powdered alcohol is on the way. A company called Palcohol was inspired to create powdered booze that can then be added to other liquids in order to make drinks. Powdered rum and powdered vodka are standalone versions or you could try powdered Cosmopolitan, powdered Mojito, powdered Lemondrop or the “Powderita,” a powdered Margarita. That totally sounds like some NASA shit right there. The inventor of Palcohol said he came up with the idea because he didn’t want to have to carry heavy bottles of booze around. But so far, Palcohol is staying mum on how they do it: “If we told you, we’d have to shoot you. We are in the process of patenting it and it is currently patent pending.” And despite earlier jokes that brought negative media attention, they also do not recommend snorting the powdered booze. Something tells me that will not stop some people from doing it anyway. But you can add them to sauces or or guacamole for a little extra kick. As tempting as a powdered Mojito sounds, I think I’ll pass on this one. [Palcohol via SB Nation]

Here are a bunch of other stupid ways to get drunk or high that WE TOTALLY DO NOT CONDONE YOU TRYING, you hear?

[Image of a mojito via Shutterstock]

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 »
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