Tuesday, May 28, 2013

celebrity update

this week's celebrity substance abuse news

Amanda Bynes Arrested in Midtown Apartment
The life of actress Amanda Bynes seems to be continuing to unravel. Bynes was arrested at her New York Midtown apartment after police smelled marijuana and saw her throw a bong out the window. She was taken to Roosevelt Hospital to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, police said.

Jack Osbourne: 'Dad Relapsed But Sober Now'
Heavy rock star Ozzy Osbourne has bounced back after a recent relapse, according to his son Jack: "He's sober now but he did have a relapse. At the end of the day, we're alcoholics. That's what we do. He fell off the wagon, but he does what we're taught to do and he got right back on. It's a tough battle."

Former Bachelorette: 'I'm an Alcoholic'
For former Bachelorette star Meredith Phillips, life has not been a made-for-TV fantasy. In a magazine interview, the 39-year-old Phillips revealed her battle with alcoholism. "For years I'd wake up every day feeling like I was hit by a truck," she said.

Kerry Kennedy's DUI Not Dismissed
Apparently, Kerry Kennedy's 90-page motion to dismiss her drugged driving charge did not impress the North Castle Town Court judge. The judge said Kennedy had "cut a wide swath of danger and risk" during her July 13 drive on Interstate 684. Trial is set this fall.

Chief Keef Arrested for Disorderly Conduct
Rapper Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Farrelle Cozart, managed to avoid a drug possession charge at an Atlanta area hotel after guests reported smelling marijuana coming from his room. Instead, the Chicago rap star was charged with disorderly conduct.

Barbara Walters' Daughter Arrested for DUI
Jacqueline Danforth, adopted daughter of Barbara Walters, has been arrested on drunk driving charges. Police said Danforth became so unruly during the arrest that she had to be "taken to the ground" and handcuffed. She was later released on $1,000 bond.

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