Khloe Kardashian wants the world to know how much she is suffering due to her husband Lamar Odom’s drug problems and recent DUI, not to mention their shaky marriage. She’s feeling sorry for herself and announced dramatically on Twitter, “As much as I wish I were made of steel …I’m not.” She went on to assure her fans that her husbands troubles won’t break her, although they’re coming close to it. In the middle of all this self-pity she took time to post a glamour shot of herself on Instagram, looking suitably melancholy, proving that when you’re a Kardashian, any time is a good time for self-promotion.
Wow! Even WE were taken by surprise by the news that Lamar Odom not only cheated on his wife Khloe Kardashian, but he’s a secret crack addict! It’s almost too dramatic to be true. TMZ claims crack cocaine is Lamar’s weakness and that he’s disappeared and may be on a binge right now. Radaronline insists Lamar’s problem is Hillbilly Heroin (oxycontin) and prescription drugs. And all this time we thought it was the Kardashians driving him nuts. How this sensational news affects Kris’s talk show renewal remains to be seen.
“Terminator 3” star Nick Stahl, 33, has been in and out of jail and rehab for the past few years- his last arrest was June 28. He was found in a Hollywood motel room doing meth with several other people at 5 AM. This happened days after he walked out of rehab. Nick is separated from his wife Rose and their little daughter. Rose has been hoping he’ll clean up but she’s also fearful of what he might be doing to get money for drugs. She’s not giving up on him, but now she’s filing for divorce. (Above, Nick in 2010 video Mirrors 2)
The Jackson family was WARNED it would open up a big can of worms if they proceeded with their lawsuit against AEG Live, charging that the company’s negligence caused Michael Jackson’s death. Many negative things about Michael’s life – his drug addiction and child molestations charges, in particular – would be brought up and examined. NOT a good thing for his surviving children. But the Jackson family was determined to make AEG PAY for Michael’s death. An AEG executive described the lawsuit as “extortion.” Certainly Paris and her brothers were shocked to learn that their beloved father was a raging drug addict. Who knows what their school friends have been whispering. Paris, 15, has grown up without a mother – until recently when she sought a friendship with her birth mother, Debbie Rowe. This greed inspired trial could easily have contributed to Paris’s despair.
It’s sad to remember how promising Edward Furlong’s career once was- he was an appealing actor in 1998 when he starred in American History X. Alcoholism and drug addiction – not to mention smoking 3 packs a day – ravaged his once good looks. That and problems with the law and his marriage have sidelined his career and the movies he does go straight to DVD. Now 35, Edward was photographed leaving The Rainbow on Sunset Strip with a woman who looks like his estranged wife Rachael. She also resembles the late Jeff Conaway’s girlfriend.
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Justin Bieber is frantic to escape his dopey teen idol popstar image, so he’s trying to get close to young rappers like Lil’ Twist and Lil’ Za and dressing in the same baggy pants they do. Of course, he has to lure them with promises of driving his Ferrari (they’ve both been ticketed while behind the wheel) and appears to get high with them. (Blunts and cough syrup have turned up in photos of the guys together.) Justin wants a cooler hip hop image. The rappers enjoy Justin’s generosity and maybe they access some of his groupies, but are they real friends?
Bobby Brown has always been wrongly blamed for introducing Whitney Houston to drugs and his denials have finally been validated. Whitney fans blamed Bobby for her drug-ravaged voice and declining career and eventual death. Finally, Whitney’s older brother Michael has confessed that HE was actually the one who introduced Whitney to drugs and eventually crack cocaine, in the 80’s and she took to it like a duck to water. When Bobby came along, Whitney was delighted to find someone willing to join her in partying with drugs so they had a lot in common. But Whitney was no innocent child before she met Bobby – she was an experienced drug abuser. And it’s about time Bobby was cleared of those accusations.
OF COURSE Sheryl Crowe knew about Lance Armstrong’s illicit drug-taking. She was with him for nearly three years during which he prepared for and participated in two Tours. There’s no way she didn’t catch on to his tricks. No matter how secretive he was, she could not have avoided figuring it all out. Whether they discussed it is another matter. Their split and canceled engagement when she got cancer was not pretty, with just about everyone siding with Sheryl. We’re betting that when federal agents interviewed her about his drug use in 2011 that she told the truth. At least we hope she did.
We hope the arrogant Lance Armstrong doesn’t think he’s doing some wonderful thing by finally confessing to Oprah that he doped when he won those seven Tour de France titles, that have since been taken away. Years of outright lying and belittling and threatening people around him – and maybe even blackmailing- are not easily erased. The only reason he’s talking now is because he MIGHT lift his lifetime ban from sports. In order to do that, he’ll have to reveal HOW he got around the tests and WHO helped him. That means he’ll probably lose the few friends he has left. We look forward to seeing him squirm.
So far, Snoop Dogg’s (or is it Lion?) ad for Paramount Farms pistachios has been the most controversial and successful. Censors were so outraged by his drug-implied ad (he pours pistachios out of a pill bottle and calls it “habitual”) that it was banned by the networks. Snoop’s “Get crackin”” ad is limited to cable and online. Being banned is probably the best thing that could happen – his ads are more successful than the ones done by Snooki, The Village People, and Homer Simpson for the same pistachio campaign.