Skip to comments.David Cross Admits to Snorting Cocaine at the White House Correspondents Dinner
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 wasnt even that much cocaine. It was literally the size of, I dont 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 wasnt like I got high," he continued. "The jolt was similar to licking an empty espresso cup. It wasnt 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 shell never be invited to the White House again. Thats 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 thereand I wanted tomy life would change right then and there for the worse. I never touched crack again."
I noticed your posts on Russ Tamblyn and was trying to make the connection. Thanks for clearing that up!
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?
There’s no explaining why these attractive women choose seemingly geeks.
She was (still is?) a regular on 'House'.
Also, I think she used to act on a soap opera at one time.
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?!
Development arrested at the level of a ten year old.
Amber was Joan of Arcadia
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.
He was in a movie called Arrested Development? Now that’s funny. (see post #25)
Thanks for posting that. What an incredibly creative and athletic dance routine. Some of the stunts were breathtaking.
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?
Here”s a link to one scene:
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.
OMG, It's "gandhi-smurf!"
He ducked under the table to do it, because if they saw him they might have made him share!
One of the few non-queer male dancers who actually got any good parts.