Monday, February 13, 2012

weekly update

the latest celeb substance abuse news

Singer Whitney Houston Dies at 48
Singer Whitney Houston - who sold more than 170 million albums, singles and videos - has been found dead in her Beverly Hills hotel on the eve of the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. Police said there was "no obvious signs of criminal intent" and the cause of her death was under investigation.

Demi Moore Reportedly Seeking Rehab
Actress Demi Moore has reportedly checked herself into a Utah treatment facility to get help with eating disorder and addiction issues. Moore was recently taken to the hospital after a 9-1-1 caller said "she smoked something."

Radcliffe: I'm Drunk in Some 'Harry Potter' Scenes
The actor who starred in the "Harry Potter" movies has admitted to being intoxicated while filming many of the scenes. "I have a very addictive personality. It was a problem. People with problems like that are very adept at hiding it. It was bad. I don't want to go into details, but I drank a lot and it was daily -- I mean nightly," Daniel Radcliffe said.

Randy Travis Arrested for Public Intoxication
Country singer Randy Travis narrowly avoided a drunken driving charge when he was found parked in front of a Texas church drinking a bottle of wine. Because no one actually saw him driving the vehicle, Travis was charged with public intoxication. Travis apologized for the incident and said he had been celebrating the Super Bowl.

Griffin O'Neal Gets 16 Months in DUI Case
Griffin O'Neal, the son of actor Ryan O'Neal, has been sentenced to 16 months after entering a guilty plea to charges of drunken driving and weapons possession during an auto accident which injured another driver. Court records show O'Neal had cocaine, marijuana, Xanax and amphetamines in his system at the time of the crash.

Traffic Stop Leads to 'Suge' Knight's Arrest
Former head of Death Row Records, Marion "Suge" Knight is facing marijuana possession charges after a routine traffic stop in Las Vegas. Knight also had three outstanding warrants for traffic offenses, police said.

Red Sox Pitcher Boyd Admits Cocaine Use
For Boston Red Sox pitcher Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd admitted to staying up all night doing cocaine in every major league baseball city he played in. The details of his on-the-mound drug use were revealed in his new book "They Call Me Oil Can: My Life in Baseball."

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