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  • Oprah Winfrey Nearly Had Nervous Breakdown Last Year, Mogul Says

    09/23/2013 9:54:44 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 35 replies
    NewsMax ^ | September 23, 2013 | Alexandra Ward
    Oprah Winfrey suffered symptoms of a nervous breakdown last year while struggling to keep her OWN television network afloat while filming "The Butler," the media mogul revealed in an interview airing on Access Hollywood this week. Winfrey, 59, said she came to the realization that she was nearing her breaking point while interviewing Jason Russell last October. Russell, who directed the short documentary "Kony 2012" and spearheaded a social movement to capture the Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, suffered a nervous breakdown in March 2012 and was diagnosed with "brief reactive psychosis, an acute state brought on by extreme exhaustion, stress,...
  • Samantha Geimer tells her side of story in Roman Polanski case

    09/17/2013 8:29:21 AM PDT · by Borges · 21 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 9/17/2013 | Rebecca Keegan
    In 2009, Samantha Geimer was watching the daytime talk show "The View" from her then-home in Hawaii when the panel took up the topic of her encounter at age 13 with director Roman Polanski. Polanski had just been arrested in Switzerland, more than three decades after the day in 1977 that changed both their lives. "It wasn't rape-rape," co-host Whoopi Goldberg said, setting off a firestorm of criticism. In fact, it was "rape-rape" by nearly any definition except the charge to which Polanski pleaded guilty (unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor) — the underage Geimer was drugged and verbally resistant,...
  • Charlie Sheen -- $30,000 Check to Porn Star

    01/29/2011 11:21:41 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 58 replies
    TMZ ^ | 1/29/11 | TMZ Staff
    Charlie Sheen wrote a $30,000 check to a porn star in the middle of his 36-hour party binge -- because he felt like it -- and TMZ has the unbelievable proof. Sources involved in the bender tell us ... Sheen broke out his checkbook during a conversation with a porn star Wednesday in which he asked her to join the "porn family" he wants to create. We're told Sheen -- in a showing of good faith -- wrote a $30,000 check made out to "cash" and told the porn star to take it to the bank ... and the money...
  • Andy Dick, stage provocateur

    12/16/2010 2:54:22 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 15 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 12/15/2010 | Hector Saldańa
    "Andy Dick's Stocking Stuffer Music & Comedy Show," Friday, Jack's Patio Bar, 3030 Thousand Oaks; doors at 7 p.m. $24-$30 at frontgatetickets.comYes, outrageous comedy provocateur Andy Dick is sharing the stage this weekend with One-Eyed Doll and Dick Wiggler. No, they are not one and the same person.“Andy Dick's Stocking Stuffer Music & Comedy Show” featuring Andy Dick and the Bitches of the Century hits Jack's Patio Bar on Friday. The lineup includes Dick's son, stand-up comedian Lucas Dick.Dick, 44, describes his long-running rock act (with guitarist Tim Walsh) as a fun, if more vulgar, vision of Laurie Anderson...
  • Princess Leia did cocaine on 'Empire' set

    10/11/2010 12:11:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 72 replies · 3+ views
    breitbart ^ | Oct 11 04:58 AM US/Eastern
    Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher admitted Monday to taking cocaine on the set of "The Empire Strikes Back", saying she didn't even like the drug but was intent on getting high. The Princess Leia actress, now 53, said her life had been defined by addiction, with stints in psychiatric hospitals and rehab clinics -- even the emergency room with an overdose. ... "We did cocaine on the set of 'Empire', in the ice planet,"...she said while visiting Sydney for her "Wishful Drinking" stand-up comedy show. ... Fisher said she ultimately came to realise how dangerous her habits were. "Slowly I...
  • Producer: Lohan to star in movie about porn star

    05/05/2010 9:35:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 78 replies · 2,405+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/5/10 | AP
    LOS ANGELES – Lindsay Lohan has landed the lead role in an independent movie about 1970s porn star Linda Lovelace, one of the film's producers said. The 24-year-old actress will play Lovelace, who shot to fame with the landmark 1972 porno movie "Deep Throat," while Bill Pullman will portray Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner in the period drama, producer Wali Razaqi told The Los Angeles Times. The film, called "Inferno," will be based on the events of Lovelace's life and will delve into the "difficult stuff she went through and overcame," Razaqi said. Razaqi said he and director Matthew Wilder...
  • Actor Corey Haim Dead at 38

    03/10/2010 5:24:29 AM PST · by commish · 87 replies · 3,263+ views
    Fox News ^ | Mar 10, 2010 | Fox News
    Just a headline, no story yet.
  • Ryan O'Neal: I Hit on My Daughter at Farrah's Funeral (Hollyweird)

    08/03/2009 10:52:34 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 45 replies · 2,559+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 8/3/2009 | Staff
    Ryan O’Neal hit on his own daughter at partner Farrah Fawcett’s funeral in June. In an interview with Vanity Fair, the actor says he didn’t recognize the “beautiful blond woman” – who happened to be his daughter Tatum O’Neal – who embraced him at Fawcett’s funeral. “I had just put the casket in the hearse and I was watching it drive away when a beautiful blond woman comes up and embraces me … I said to her, ‘You have a drink on you? You have a car?’ She said ‘Daddy, it’s me – Tatum!’ I was just trying to be...
  • Mischa Barton Charged With DUI, Pot Possession

    02/26/2008 6:58:11 PM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies · 91+ views
    tmz ^ | Posted Feb 26th 2008 6:09PM
    TMZ has learned the L.A. District Attorney is charging Mischa Barton with four misdemeanor counts: driving under the influence, driving with a blood alcohol level of .08% or higher, driving without a license and possession of marijuana (under an ounce) -- all stemming from her December 27 arrest.
  • Eva Mendes Spending Some Time In Rehab

    02/02/2008 6:39:57 PM PST · by RDTF · 24 replies · 81+ views
    Eontarionow ^ | Feb 2, 2008 | not specified
    Los Angeles - Eva Mendes has checked into Utah’s Cirque Lodge, the substance abuse treatment centre where Lindsay Lohan recently completed a rehabiliatory stint. The Hitch actress’ rep confirmed that Mendes has been seeking treatment for the last several weeks for a substance abuse problem. -snip-
  • Christian Brando dead at age 49

    01/26/2008 3:03:17 PM PST · by peggybac · 62 replies · 1,405+ views
    1/26/08
    Fox just announced he died from pneumonia.
  • Singer R Kelly To Be Tried For Child Porn

    08/01/2007 6:33:08 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 316+ views
    Singer R Kelly to be tried for child porn By staff and agencies Last Updated: 2:15am BST 02/08/2007 Grammy Award-winning R&B singer R Kelly will face trial in September on child pornography charges, five years after the accusations were first made, prosecutors said yesterday. R Kelly faces up to 15 years in jail Kelly, 40, whose real name is Robert Kelly, faces up to 15 years in jail if convicted of videotaping himself having sex with an underage girl. Prosecutors have said the girl could have been as young as 13, but defence lawyers have disputed her age and whether...