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David Cross Admits to Snorting Cocaine at the White House Correspondents Dinner
hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 2/22/2012 | Erin Carlson

Posted on 02/22/2012 9:39:47 PM PST by grundle

Fact: David Cross once snorted cocaine at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.

The actor confessed to the persistent rumor in an interview in the March issue of Playboy magazine, saying he pulled the stunt while sitting some 65 feet away from President Obama.

"It wasn’t even that much cocaine. It was literally the size of, I don’t know, a tick. It was a tiny granule of coke that I put on my wrist and said, 'Watch this. I need a witness,'" Cross recalled.

"And then I ducked under the table and did it. It wasn’t like I got high," he continued. "The jolt was similar to licking an empty espresso cup. It wasn’t about that. It was just about being able to say that I did it, that I did cocaine in the same room as the president."

Cross, the star of the IFC series The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, recently took heat for his rant against a producer on Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, a film he's vilified in public as "most miserable experience I ever had in my professional life."

As for the White House incident, Cross said he's not "ashamed" but regrets the embarrassment it caused his fiancee, actress Amber Tamblyn, who had invited him to the dinner.

"I was her date, her plus-one, and she got dragged through the mud because of what I did. She had nothing to do with it. And because of that she’ll never be invited to the White House again. That’s not cool."

Another Cross confession: he remains "curious" about new recreational drugs, and considers crack to be wack.

"I smoked it once, and it was a huge wake-up call ... When it came time to get some more, I knew very clearly that if I stayed there—and I wanted to—my life would change right then and there for the worse. I never touched crack again."


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: ambertamblyn; davidcross; dementalillness; hollyweird; tobias
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1 posted on 02/22/2012 9:39:58 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

I suppose the Libs think this is amusing...


2 posted on 02/22/2012 9:45:42 PM PST by Ronin (VOTE NEWT! He's Not Romney! Huh? He did?? Scratch that! GO SANTORUM!!!)
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To: grundle

Never heard of this person till now. Well, he knows how to get attention.


3 posted on 02/22/2012 9:52:35 PM PST by rfp1234 (RFP's Law: Whoever blames Bush first shall lose the argument.)
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To: Ronin

Next up, rehab, a slap on the wrist, an apology/press release, and his girl friend gets to go hang out with the Marxist again as a sign of good will and acceptance by the _resident. Couple of imbeciles.


4 posted on 02/22/2012 9:52:45 PM PST by TheZMan (Obama is without a doubt the worst President ever elected to these United States)
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To: TheZMan

Well gee... I guess we should be reasonable about this. I mean, it’s not like he was smoking a cigarette or anything really bad, right?

/disgusted sarc


5 posted on 02/22/2012 9:54:14 PM PST by Ronin (VOTE NEWT! He's Not Romney! Huh? He did?? Scratch that! GO SANTORUM!!!)
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To: Ronin
I never touched crack again.

This is how all liberal bedtime stories should end.

6 posted on 02/22/2012 9:54:45 PM PST by Buddy Sorrell (Basta! Both Obama and Ranieri must go!)
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To: Ronin

This is true. A few more dollars of tax on a carton and I’ll have to quit thanks to social engineering.


7 posted on 02/22/2012 9:58:45 PM PST by TheZMan (Obama is without a doubt the worst President ever elected to these United States)
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To: rfp1234

Yes this is all about him getting attention. I heard this when it happened in 2009 because he talked about it in an interview at that time. The guy is a loser and I hope he goes away


8 posted on 02/22/2012 10:02:48 PM PST by funfan (and his crew)
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To: grundle
Surprised he has a girlfriend - draw your own conclusions:


9 posted on 02/22/2012 10:18:49 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: grundle

...And on a related note, her amazing Dad: Russ Tamblyn.

10 posted on 02/22/2012 10:19:14 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: grundle

Never heard of him.


11 posted on 02/22/2012 10:23:54 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: grundle

This red diaper baby is even worse than Bill Maher

an awful hater of traditional American culture

how do these folks get heard?


12 posted on 02/22/2012 10:24:11 PM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Wow... what an incredible dance by Russ Tamblyn (whom I’ve never heard of before)! He’s Amber Tamblyn’s dad?


13 posted on 02/22/2012 10:31:46 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: capydick; Lancey Howard

Ick... Amber Tamblyn is engaged to this creep? WHAT does she see in this creepy guy??


14 posted on 02/22/2012 10:34:15 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: grundle
Children want attention. I had seen him in Arrested Development. He was entertaining enough in the sitcom.
15 posted on 02/22/2012 10:40:59 PM PST by Jay Santos CP ("Idiocracy"... It's no longer just a movie.)
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To: lonestar

He’s an analrapist.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz8aYiH_nRg


16 posted on 02/22/2012 11:02:45 PM PST by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: grundle

Libs are overgrown children. Emotionally, they never progressed past high school.


17 posted on 02/22/2012 11:26:46 PM PST by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: grundle
We ducked under a table and puffed a cigarette in 7th grade which is equivalent to this equally exciting liberal escapade by Cross at the White House.

What a DUMBASS.

18 posted on 02/22/2012 11:36:00 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: nutmeg
He’s Amber Tamblyn’s dad?

Yes.

19 posted on 02/23/2012 12:24:41 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: nutmeg
Russ Tamblyn is one of those guys who has had an active, successful Hollywood career but seems to fly mostly just under the radar. His biggest role in movies was probably as the leader of the Jets gang in 'West Side Story' in 1961, but he's been in a bunch of other movies, too.

Tamblyn also had a nice role as Dr. Jacoby in the David Lynch TV show, 'Twin Peaks' in the early '90s. He has worked with musician Neil Young for many years and he was even in the movie 'Drive' just last year. He's 78 and still working. I guess that's not too surprising seeing the kind of athlete he is.

By the way, Tamblyn's brother Larry played keyboards in a pretty popular '60s band called 'The Standells' ('Dirty water').

FRegards,
LH

20 posted on 02/23/2012 12:44:15 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

I noticed your posts on Russ Tamblyn and was trying to make the connection. Thanks for clearing that up!


21 posted on 02/23/2012 12:45:55 AM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Lancey Howard; lonestar; nutmeg

Because he seems to know movies, Lancey Howard can probably tell you Russ Tamblyn was also in ‘Westside Story’ and ‘Seven Brides For Seven Brothers.’
He was great.

Wasn’t Amber in a TV series some years back?
Pleasant enough.
There’s no explaining why these attractive women choose seemingly geeks.


22 posted on 02/23/2012 12:46:49 AM PST by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS)
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To: USARightSide
Wasn’t Amber in a TV series some years back?

She was (still is?) a regular on 'House'.
Also, I think she used to act on a soap opera at one time.

23 posted on 02/23/2012 1:07:38 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Don’t watch ‘House,’ so didn’t know.
Soap opera - dunno.
There is someone I can ask soon - he’s been an entertainment manager in L.A.

Her series was quite famous and enjoyable enough, but I cannot remember title and premise!

A few years ago, I thought I passed her in an aisle of the discount store, ‘Tuesday Morning,’ here in Ventura County, north of L.A.
It could have been she - why not?!


24 posted on 02/23/2012 1:35:23 AM PST by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS)
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To: grundle
"It wasn’t about that. It was just about being able to say that I did it, that I did cocaine in the same room as the president."

Development arrested at the level of a ten year old.

25 posted on 02/23/2012 1:46:34 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: grundle

Hey! What about me?


26 posted on 02/23/2012 1:48:30 AM PST by Sine_Pari
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To: Lancey Howard

Amber was Joan of Arcadia


27 posted on 02/23/2012 1:50:05 AM PST by SMGFan
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To: USARightSide

I think somebody posted the answer to your question above.
Ameber was apparently in a TV show called ‘Joan of Arcadia’.
Heard of it but never saw it.


28 posted on 02/23/2012 1:53:17 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Jay Santos CP

He was in a movie called Arrested Development? Now that’s funny. (see post #25)


29 posted on 02/23/2012 1:53:52 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Thanks for posting that. What an incredibly creative and athletic dance routine. Some of the stunts were breathtaking.


30 posted on 02/23/2012 2:08:44 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: grundle; Chode

http://youtu.be/Q3L4spg8vyo


31 posted on 02/23/2012 2:11:09 AM PST by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: Lancey Howard; SMGFan

Yes, Joan of Arcadia!

Now, I need reminding what is was about - - - !
I remember liking it, tho.
Was it along the lines of ‘Joan Of ARC??’ Which is the first 3 letters of ‘ARCadia’ hmmmm
Maybe a tiny bit of religiosity?


32 posted on 02/23/2012 3:17:45 AM PST by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS)
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To: RightFighter
Not only did he snort, he also blue himself:
33 posted on 02/23/2012 3:46:51 AM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: grundle
More Increasingly Poor Decisions of David Cross (i.e . Todd Margaret).” I was wondering why Russ Tamblyn decided to play a role in this occasionally funny IFC sitcom. They did do a good job trashing the PC British culture, though.
34 posted on 02/23/2012 3:58:55 AM PST by Nicojones
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To: Nicojones

Here”s a link to one scene:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfPReIAKxeQ


35 posted on 02/23/2012 4:01:17 AM PST by Nicojones
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To: grundle

Drugs in the White House. Never in my life have I heard of such a disgrace to the dignity of that national symbol....oh, wait....the Clinton’s...never mind.


36 posted on 02/23/2012 4:22:22 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

OMG, It's "gandhi-smurf!"

CC

37 posted on 02/23/2012 4:56:01 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (Wisdom comes from experience. Experience comes from a lack of wisdom.)
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To: RightFighter
Well...until now I had been fortunate to have missed all that as well. LOL!
38 posted on 02/23/2012 6:46:14 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: grundle

He ducked under the table to do it, because if they saw him they might have made him share!


39 posted on 02/23/2012 8:26:30 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Lancey Howard
her amazing Dad...

One of the few non-queer male dancers who actually got any good parts.

40 posted on 02/23/2012 8:32:07 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: nutmeg
Wow... what an incredible dance by Russ Tamblyn (whom I’ve never heard of before)!

Never heard of Russ Tamblyn?!?!

No wonder my joints hurt this morning. I am old!

41 posted on 02/23/2012 8:42:18 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: grundle

Given that 0 has admitted to coke use in his bio book how is this daring in any way?


42 posted on 02/23/2012 9:00:16 AM PST by xp38
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To: USARightSide; Lancey Howard
Wasn’t Amber in a TV series some years back?

A couple of years ago, Amber Tamblyn starred in the short-lived series "The Unusuals":

http://www.buzzsugar.com/Interview-Amber-Tamblyn-about-Unusuals-ABC-3014435

43 posted on 02/23/2012 9:25:55 AM PST by nutmeg
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To: Lancey Howard; N. Theknow; USARightSide; lonestar
Thank you, Lancey Howard, for the education about the very talented (and apparently highly underrated) Russ Tamblyn! I do think I remember seeing him in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers", "West Side Story" and "Twin Peaks".

My condolences to Russ Tamblyn, as he is about to gain this loser David Cross as a son-in-law. What the heck is wrong with his lovely daughter Amber??

44 posted on 02/23/2012 9:30:44 AM PST by nutmeg
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To: Lancey Howard
What a talented dancer Russ Tamblyn was! Reminds me of a young Buddy Ebsen!

Amber looks like her Dad; wonder if she inherited his dancing talent.

45 posted on 02/23/2012 10:48:25 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: nutmeg
Thank you, Lancey Howard, for the education about the very talented (and apparently highly underrated) Russ Tamblyn! I do think I remember seeing him in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers", "West Side Story" and "Twin Peaks".

Russ Tamblyn also had a "small" part in Tom Thumb. <;^)

46 posted on 02/23/2012 11:58:32 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: nutmeg; Lancey Howard; N. Theknow; lonestar

‘What the heck is wrong with his lovely daughter, Amber??’

All my years on earth, now and again I have noticed that very attractive women are paired with dubious-looking men, but rarely the other way ‘round. . .


47 posted on 02/23/2012 3:50:50 PM PST by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS)
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To: JimRed; nutmeg; Lancey Howard; lonestar; N. Theknow

‘__________made him share.’

Got that right!

Speaking of this current administration - - - we saw Star Parker, syndicatd columnist, speak at a dinner last night in Ventura County, CA. Got a photo with her, as she autographed her book, ‘Uncle Sam’s Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America’s Poor And What We Can Do About It.’
Star was absolutely dynamic - an ‘iconoclast,’ says Sean Hannity,- briefly told a messy beginning to her life, and is just energizing. Over 200 of us could have listened for at least another hour. Don’t miss her if she is ever in your neighborhood.
You can bet the Blacks don’t embrace her - how could she EVer be a Black Woman REPUBLICAN???!


48 posted on 02/23/2012 4:13:31 PM PST by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS)
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To: USARightSide; Trueblackman; NautiNurse; Warrior Nurse; StarFan; onyx; mojo114; stanz; JimRed; ...
Speaking of this current administration - - - we saw Star Parker, syndicatd columnist, speak at a dinner last night in Ventura County, CA. Got a photo with her, as she autographed her book, ‘Uncle Sam’s Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America’s Poor And What We Can Do About It.’

Star was absolutely dynamic - an ‘iconoclast,’ says Sean Hannity,- briefly told a messy beginning to her life, and is just energizing. Over 200 of us could have listened for at least another hour. Don’t miss her if she is ever in your neighborhood.

We LOVE Star Parker! We usually see her every year at CPAC. This year my husband and I and our two friends got lucky and got to hang around with her for awhile as she was setting up her booth in the exhibition hall the night before CPAC officially opened. She was thrilled that we were such big fans of hers and encouraged us to hang out.

On Friday at CPAC, Star participated in a great panel entitled "The RIGHT View" with S.E. Cupp, Michelle Duggar (star of TLC's "19 Kids & Counting"), Kate Obenshain and moderator Marji Ross (President, Regnery Publishing). During this conservative parody, they played outrageous clips from "The View" (usually featuring the odious Joy Behar) then discussed how insane and ridiculous those liberal 'views' were, and backed up their opinions with plenty of facts about how misguided the women of "The View" are (except for Elizabeth Hasselbeck of course).

"The RIGHT View" was a really fun and informative panel - it would make a great TV show on its own. Star was definitely the STAR of "The RIGHT View" by the way! ;-)

49 posted on 02/23/2012 9:33:48 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: N. Theknow

;-)


50 posted on 02/23/2012 11:35:05 PM PST by nutmeg
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