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'70s Idol & Heroin Fiend Can't Turn Over New Leif (It's Somebody else's fault!)
New York Daily News ^ | 01/1906 | MICHELLE CARUSO

Posted on 01/19/2006 12:25:25 PM PST by CAWats




LOS ANGELES - Former teen idol Leif Garrett is hooked on heroin, his mom says - and she blames hard-partying rock 'n' roll legends like the Rolling Stones for steering her son toward drugs.

"Leif idolized rock stars ... that whole life of rock 'n' roll and drugs ... the Rolling Stones. He figured if they could do it, so could he," Garrett's distraught mother, Carolyn Stellar, told the Daily News yesterday.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 70s; heroin; idol; leif; old; repeat; rerun; whocares; wob; yesterday
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1 posted on 01/19/2006 12:25:29 PM PST by CAWats
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To: CAWats
Today

Can you say rode hard and put away wet..

2 posted on 01/19/2006 12:27:25 PM PST by Dog ( Ayman al-Zawahiri .....Sleep tight, old man. We'll be coming for you soon.)
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To: dead

It's not because he's gay-repressed. We would never think that.


3 posted on 01/19/2006 12:27:54 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: CAWats

If you ever needed help getting hooked on drugs, I guess the Rolling Stones were as good as any.


4 posted on 01/19/2006 12:27:56 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: Dog

Egads.

Shawn Cassidy, Leif Garrett, David Cassidy, Donny Osmond...

I loved Tiger Beat!


5 posted on 01/19/2006 12:28:31 PM PST by eyespysomething (Let's agree to respect each other's views, no matter how wrong yours might be.)
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To: Dog

Well he looks a lot better than Keith Richard.


6 posted on 01/19/2006 12:28:57 PM PST by Daralundy
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To: CAWats

I was fliping channels and VH1 had a "where are they now" thing on him and other child stars. He's lost most of his hair and looks 15 years older than he should.

His mom trying to blame other rock stars for her sons problems is a bunch of misplaced crap. Common lady, your little boy isn't 15 anymore.





7 posted on 01/19/2006 12:30:59 PM PST by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: Daralundy

LOL...so does the rest of the human population.


8 posted on 01/19/2006 12:31:16 PM PST by EX52D (They say that anger is just love disappointed...)
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To: Daralundy
Well he looks a lot better than Keith Richard.

Well, yeah, but 'possum road kill looks better than Keith.

9 posted on 01/19/2006 12:31:34 PM PST by GLDNGUN
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To: eyespysomething

Gads, remember those dopey Keane Brothers?


10 posted on 01/19/2006 12:31:53 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: MplsSteve

I blame Dion.


11 posted on 01/19/2006 12:32:16 PM PST by weegee
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To: GLDNGUN

12 posted on 01/19/2006 12:33:20 PM PST by weegee
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To: Dog

That's him today?!?


13 posted on 01/19/2006 12:34:00 PM PST by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: weegee

He looks like something hell burped up.


14 posted on 01/19/2006 12:34:22 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (If you think you know what's coming next....You don't know Jack.)
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To: weegee
Holy crap! Thanks for the nightmares! ROTFL
15 posted on 01/19/2006 12:34:55 PM PST by EX52D (They say that anger is just love disappointed...)
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To: DJ MacWoW

LOL...very good!


16 posted on 01/19/2006 12:35:25 PM PST by EX52D (They say that anger is just love disappointed...)
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To: weegee

That's it no more orange juice for me!


17 posted on 01/19/2006 12:35:35 PM PST by nomorelurker (wetraginhell)
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To: AppyPappy

I can tell your bitter because your hair was never as silky and layered as his.


18 posted on 01/19/2006 12:35:43 PM PST by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: weegee

Wow. That's just plain nasty. And that pic was probably taken on a good day.


19 posted on 01/19/2006 12:36:11 PM PST by GLDNGUN
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To: GLDNGUN; weegee
You know that bit about possum road kill appears to be literally true.
20 posted on 01/19/2006 12:37:25 PM PST by Daralundy
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To: CAWats

Oh, c'mon, lady. I remember reading stories about you back then and how you let your son, barely a teenager, shack up with Telly Sevalas' barely teenage daughter right in your home, all the while they partied under your nose and you thought it was cute.

Garrett is responsible for his own behavior, but I don't think his mama helped him much.


21 posted on 01/19/2006 12:37:36 PM PST by wouldntbprudent
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To: weegee
You must moonlight for the AP?? lol Nice photoshop ...
22 posted on 01/19/2006 12:38:03 PM PST by mcg2000 (New Orleans: The city that declared Jihad against The Red Cross.)
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To: weegee

Tell me that's photoshopped.


23 posted on 01/19/2006 12:38:47 PM PST by wouldntbprudent
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To: CAWats

Wow! Nothing lasts forever.


24 posted on 01/19/2006 12:39:43 PM PST by stevio (Red-Blooded American Male (NRA))
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To: eyespysomething
Me too! Except when Leif was on it. Never thought he was attractive and I never knew why he kept bumping Donny off the cover. Hrmpf!
25 posted on 01/19/2006 12:40:17 PM PST by Millee (Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't.)
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To: Dog

drugs are bad...hmmmm 'kay?


26 posted on 01/19/2006 12:40:46 PM PST by Dick Vomer (liberals suck......... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.)
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To: Millee

OMG...remember the Defranco family? What happened to them...ok, now I feel old.


27 posted on 01/19/2006 12:41:14 PM PST by EX52D (They say that anger is just love disappointed...)
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To: weegee
Richards 1969.

Richards now.


28 posted on 01/19/2006 12:41:43 PM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: weegee

lol!


29 posted on 01/19/2006 12:41:47 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: nomorelurker

I think that is Metamusol. Didn't they sponsor the last tour, or was that Geritol?


30 posted on 01/19/2006 12:42:06 PM PST by Sensei Ern (Now, IB4Z! http://www.myspace.com/reconcomedy/ "Cowards cut and run. Heroes never do!")
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To: Millee

LOL!!!

Donny was always my fav. My room was painted lavender with grape trim, lol! Purple socks and all.


31 posted on 01/19/2006 12:42:24 PM PST by eyespysomething (Let's agree to respect each other's views, no matter how wrong yours might be.)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Jeez...looks like he's turning to dust!


32 posted on 01/19/2006 12:42:38 PM PST by EX52D (They say that anger is just love disappointed...)
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To: eyespysomething

Bobby Sherman!

Michael Jackson back when he was young & black... ;)


33 posted on 01/19/2006 12:42:59 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

"His mom trying to blame other rock stars for her sons problems is a bunch of misplaced crap. Common lady, your little boy isn't 15 anymore. "

"The search for someone to blame always succeeds."


34 posted on 01/19/2006 12:43:40 PM PST by midnightson (Mama-the ultimate prognosticator- said there'd be days like this.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

When he was an (A) young (B) black (C) man?

Ungh, that's probably not nice....


35 posted on 01/19/2006 12:43:45 PM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Lizavetta

No I don't and I wonder why? I googled them, and I'm surprised.

But I forgot to add Andy Gibb and Rex Smith.


36 posted on 01/19/2006 12:44:43 PM PST by eyespysomething (Let's agree to respect each other's views, no matter how wrong yours might be.)
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To: Daralundy

But Keith is such a healthy, blue color!


37 posted on 01/19/2006 12:44:46 PM PST by Malacoda (The Posting Police annoy me)
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To: eyespysomething
And don't forget the BAY CITY ROLLERS! They were so dreamy in their tartan getups.

Not.

38 posted on 01/19/2006 12:47:56 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: AppyPappy

It's not because he's gay-repressed.

Oh, what a player hater you are.  Check this out:

That's a picture that makes even a straight man wonder what the other side is like...

Owl_Eagle

(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,

 it was probably sarcasm)

39 posted on 01/19/2006 12:48:19 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: eyespysomething

"Donny was always my fav. My room was painted lavender with grape trim, lol! Purple socks and all."

Teri? Is that you? My best friend from Junior High? Did you have a shrine to Donny inside your closet, too? ;)


40 posted on 01/19/2006 12:49:52 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Lizavetta

LOL!! But they had such cute accents!


And were you a Ponch or Jon (CHiPs) girL?

I liked Jon.


41 posted on 01/19/2006 12:50:24 PM PST by eyespysomething (Let's agree to respect each other's views, no matter how wrong yours might be.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

No, but I bet there was a lot of purple shades of paint sold for a few years!


42 posted on 01/19/2006 12:51:10 PM PST by eyespysomething (Let's agree to respect each other's views, no matter how wrong yours might be.)
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To: eyespysomething; PaulaB; Dashing Dasher; Jersey Republican Biker Chick; najida; teenyelliott; ...
ROFL! I had my walls just plastered with Donny posters too.

Ladies: Check out this site, but be warned!! Donny's still mine!! :oD

http://www.wtv-zone.com/teenidols/yesterday.html

43 posted on 01/19/2006 12:51:51 PM PST by Millee (Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't.)
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To: eyespysomething

Neither. I liked the dark haired dude on "Emergency".


44 posted on 01/19/2006 12:52:32 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: eyespysomething

Bwaaaa! Tiger Beat! I spent my $1.00 weekly allowance on that mag and 45's.

Yes, even a couple of Leif Garrett ones!


45 posted on 01/19/2006 12:53:49 PM PST by conservativebabe
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To: eyespysomething

Lavender...I'm requesting you be drummed out of Freeperdom...for admitting that....:-)


46 posted on 01/19/2006 12:54:03 PM PST by Dog ( Ayman al-Zawahiri .....Sleep tight, old man. We'll be coming for you soon.)
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To: eyespysomething

Oh god this is turning into a chick flashback thread..


47 posted on 01/19/2006 12:55:02 PM PST by Dog ( Ayman al-Zawahiri .....Sleep tight, old man. We'll be coming for you soon.)
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To: EX52D
Adonis gallery!!! They all look like they're 12! Did Michael Jackson put this together??? LOLOL!! I'm crying here!


48 posted on 01/19/2006 12:55:22 PM PST by Millee (Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't.)
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To: Daralundy
You know that bit about possum road kill appears to be literally true.

If you exhumed a human body that had been taking a dirt nap for a couple of years, put some clothes and a guitar on him, then propped him up on stage in Richards' place with the rest of the Stones, someone would probably come up and say "Hey, Keith! Been working out?!"

49 posted on 01/19/2006 12:55:24 PM PST by GLDNGUN
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To: weegee

ewwww

isn't he dead yet?


50 posted on 01/19/2006 12:55:41 PM PST by PaulaB (Get Off Of My Cloud)
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