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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 »

Cory Monteith Died Of Heroin And Alcohol Overdose

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  • An autopsy and toxicology report has confirmed that Cory Monteith died from an overdose of heroin and alcohol. The “Glee” star died suddenly in a Vancouver hotel room on Saturday at age 31 after almost two decades of struggling with drug addiction. [TMZ]
  • Kim Kardashian tweeted #NoJustice in response to the George Zimmerman acquittal and got a swift reminder her dad was one of the lawyers who got OJ Simpson off. Maaaaybe she should sit this one out. [World Of Wonder]
  • If Beyoncé shoves a microphone in your face at a concert and asks you to sing, you put down your camera phone and sing, damn it. [Vanity Fair]
  • James Franco, who is everywhere like bedbugs, will guest star on an episode of “The Mindy Project.” [ONTD]
  • A beginner’s guide to wearing rompers. [Racked]
  • BABY PANDAS!!! Lun Lun, a giant panda at Zoo Atlanta has given birth to twins and you best believe I’m going to snuggle the stuffing out them. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution] Keep reading »

Jenelle Evans From “Teen Mom 2″ Arrested For Heroin Possession

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  • Jenelle Evans from “Teen Mom 2″ was arrested in North Carolina yesterday with 12 packages of heroin after police were called to her home over a domestic dispute. [US Weekly]
  • In a bid for both of them to get hired on the “50 Shades Of Grey” project, Gus Van Sant filmed a sex scene with Alex Pettyfer as Christian Grey. Mind you, neither dude has formally been connected to the film yet. No word on which actress played Anastasia Steele in the scene, either. [The Wrap]
  • Kim Kardashian is going to the Met Ball?! Despite being snubbed in years past by Vogue editor Anna Wintour, Kim’s supposedly got an invite this year because she’ll be attending with Kanye West — who last year attended alone. [Fashionista]
  • The Duggar daughters from “21 Kids & Counting” are publishing a book this November. [Faith Goes Pop] Keep reading »

Today In Terribleness: Brittany Ozarowski Pretends To Have Cancer To Fund Heroin Habit

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Feeling bad because you swiped the last bagel at Starbucks? Don’t. There are actually evil people in the world, like Brittany Ozarowski, 21, who pretended to have bone and brain cancer to bilk concerned family and friends out of hundreds of thousands of dollars to support her heroin habit.

Ozarowski, of Medford, New York, got $100,000 from her grandmother, who sold her house to fund her faux cancer treatment. Her father cashed in his retirement fund to offer up another $25,000. She also targeted Walter Warren, a neighbor who had lost his own son to cancer in 2007. Keep reading »

Jon Bon Jovi’s Daughter Stephanie Bongiovi Overdoses On Heroin

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  • Jon Bon Jovi’s 19-year-old daughter Stephanie Bongiovi, 19, was arrested at Hamilton College in upstate New York after she overdosed on heroin. Yikes. Sending the family good vibes. [US Weekly]
  • Elizabeth Banks and her hubby have welcomed their second baby, Magnus Mitchell Handelman. Like his older brother Felix, who is 20 months old, Magnus arrived via gestational surrogate. “This experience has exceeded all expectations, taught us a great deal about generosity and gratitude, and established a relationship that will last a lifetime,” wrote Elizabeth on her website. [People]
  • A North Carolina town has cancelled its annual New Year’s Eve “possum drop” after complaints from PETA. [Newser]

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Things You Shouldn’t Put In Your Vagina

  • 54 bags of heroin
  • 31 empty heroin bags
  • 8 prescription pills
  • $51.22 in cash and change

Twenty-seven-year-old Pennsylannia woman, Karin Mackaliunas, was arrested for suspected burglary and reckless driving. After a routine strip search, authorities discovered all of the items listed above stored in her vagina. Now that’s a vagina! Why bother with a purse when you can carry everything you need between your legs? [NY Mag] Keep reading »

“Pretty Wild” Star Alexis Neiers Allegedly Arrested With Heroin

One of the things I never sit around wondering is “What is Alexis Neiers up to?” Praise be, all has been quiet since the Vanity Fair article about Alexis and the “bling ring” of friends who robbed celebrities’ homes, the jail time she served for robbing Orlando Bloom’s home, and her horrible E! reality show, “Pretty Wild.” This morning, however, 19-year-old wannabe model Alexis was arrested for probation violation after being released from the slammer in July and sources tell TMZ she was in possession of black tar heroin. Alexis also allegedly had a fake Florida’s driver’s license and was reportedly booked for probation violation, possession of a controlled substance, and perjury (for owning a fake ID). We totally saw this coming from 3,000 miles away. This troublemaker has gotten herself into Lindsay Lohan-level problems in one-tenth of the time. [TMZ.com] Keep reading »

Star Couplings: Mimi Engaged With A Hand-Me-Down Ring?

  • Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are engaged! He’s 11 years younger! We suspected she might be engaged when she wore that big rock to the Tribeca Film Festival — one tiny note, however. The ring looks exactly like the ring Nick Cannon gave to his ex-fiance Selita Ebanks. Hmm. [Us Weekly]
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