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Heroin Killed Socialite Peaches Geldof

  • Socialite Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose, a coroner has confirmed. The 25-year-old mother of two was found dead in her UK home with one of her young sons beside her earlier this year. [US Weekly]
  • Zoe Saldana reportedly has a baby growing in that belly. [US Weekly]
  • “Glee” star Naya Rivera married actor Ryan Dorsey this weekend. She split from a former fiancé, rapper Big Sean, in April. [People] Keep reading »

Angelina Jolie Allegedly Planning To Sue Daily Mail Over Rumored Drug Video

  • Angelina Jolie is reportedly planning to sue the UK’s Daily Mail for publishing a video of her talking on the phone to her father, Jon Voight, which was supplied by a drug dealer who claims he sold Angie coke and heroin three times a week. Angie believes the 1998 video, in which she apparently appears very stoned, is a gross violation of her privacy.  I had no idea that Angie was allegedly addicted to heroin in the ’90s, but considering this is all coming via the Mail and The National Enquirer, I’m not sure what to believe. [Huffington Post, Celebitchy]
  • Meanwhile, George Clooney does not accept the Daily Mail‘s apology for publishing a fake story about his future mother-in-law. [US Weekly] Keep reading »

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 »

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 »

The Vatican Had No Idea Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day” Was About Heroin

Gianfranco Cardinal Ravasi, the Vatican’s culture minister, was trying to do a solid by tweeting lyrics from the Lou Reed song “Perfect Day,” as a tribute to the late singer who passed away this weekend. You can see how it would be easy to mistake the lyrics for a simple love song:

Oh, it’s such a perfect day/I’m glad I spent it with you/Oh, such a perfect day/You just keep me hanging on.

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Flesh-Eating Drug, Krokodil, Making Its Way Across The United States

Use of flesh-eating drug "krokodil" spreads in US

We are not discussing crocodiles here, but given that even the most cursory, SafeSearch-on Googling of krokodil yields some of the most vile images you will ever see (DON’T DO IT!!!!), this stock photo of a crocodile will more than suffice. The flesh-eating intravenous drug does, in fact, get its name from the animal, as it causes a scalelike gangrene similar to the hide of the aquatic beast before progressing into abscesses and gangrene.

However, while crocodiles are kind of cute in photos, krokodil is decidedly NOT. It first rose to popularity in Russia (“krokodil” is Russian for “crocodile”) at least a decade ago due to heroin shortage, and while its main ingredient is a painkiller called desomorphine, it isn’t this component that causes the “rotting from the inside-out” effect of the drug that produces a high “three times stronger than heroin” — rather, the deadly side effects arise as a result of street chemists using codeine tablets mixed with substances like gasoline, paint thinner, or lighter fluid. Keep reading »

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