Sunday, January 29, 2012

weekly update

latest news on celebrity substance abuse

Whitney Houston Reportedly 'Flat Broke'
Although she is about to appear in the movie remake of "Sparkle," singer and actress Whitney Houston is apparently having financial problems, according to media reports. Friends say Houston, who signed a $100 million record deal in 2000 but continued to struggle with addiction, is flat broke and has called friends to borrow as little as $100.

Pat Sajak Admits Boozing Before 'Wheel' Tapings
"Wheel of Fortune" star Pat Sajak admitted in an interview with ESPN2 that he a Vanna White used to take their breaks between tapings to booze it up at a nearby restaurant. Sajak said the pair would sometimes have "two or three or six" margaritas.

Son of Oral Roberts Arrested on DUI Charge
Richard Roberts, son of the late Oral Roberts, has been arrested for driving under the influence. The 63-year-old was stopped by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol going 93 mph in his Mercedes-Benz and failed a field sobriety test.

Lenny Dykstra Sentencing Delayed for Rehab
A judge has delayed sentencing for baseball great Lenny Dykstra on multiple grand theft auto charges to allow him to complete drug and alcohol treatment. "He is enrolled in a drug and alcohol program and progressing well," said L.A. County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Ulfig.

Sam Hurd to Fight Drug Distribution Charges
Former NFL player Sam Hurd has fired his former attorneys, hired new ones and has decided to fight drug distribution charges. Hurd is accused of trying to buy large quantities of drugs from a undercover agent to establish a drug-dealing network.

Detroit Lions' Culbreath Arrested on Drug Charges
Johnny C. Culbreath, offensive tackle for the Detroit Lions, has been arrested on a drug-related charge at a hotel in Orangeburg, South Carolina. The 23-year-old was busted for simple possession of marijuana and paid a fine of $412.

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