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.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
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Sunday, May 26, 2013
We must be greatfull for our mistakes, without them we wouldn't know any better.
- Ayash Sabbagh
The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.
- Carl Sagan
Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius.
- George Sand
I glory in this world of men and women, torn with troubles, yet living on to love and laugh through it all.
- Carl Sandburg
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
- Jean-Paul Sartre
Some people change their ways when they see the light; others when they feel the heat.
- Caroline Schoeder
Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
- Robert H. Schuller
Life is too short to waste. Dreams are fulfilled only through action, not through endless planning to take action.
- David J. Schwartz
Posted by Fireman John at 11:37 PM
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Latest celebrity substance abuse news
Lindsay Lohan Says Rehab Is 'Pointless'
Before checking into her second treatment center in two days, actress Lindsay Lohan claimed in an interview that her 90-day, court-ordered rehab stint was "pointless" because she doesn't have a drug or alcohol problem. She also said she has a prescription for Adderall and Trazodone.
Tiger Woods Gets Intoxicated at Gala
Friends are concerned that golfing great Tiger Woods may be developing a problem after appearing intoxicated at a social event with ski champion Lindsey Vonn. "Lindsey was not happy about Tiger getting so loaded," said one observer. "Even before he stumbled on the stairs at Standard Hotel, Lindsey was urging him to stop boozing."
Former Brave Otis Nixon Arrested
Former Atlanta Braves outfielder Otis Nixon seems to have fallen on hard times. Nixon was arrested after police found crack cocaine, two crack pipes and other drug paraphernalia in his vehicle during a traffic stop for driving erratically.
Browns' Armonty Bryant Arrested for DUI
Cleveland Browns defensive end draft pick Armonty Bryant has been charged with driving under the influence. According to Ada, Oklahoma police, Bryant had a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.098 when he was stopped near the East Carolina University stadium where he played in college.
Atlanta Council Woman Charged With DUI
It was business as usual for Atlanta City Council woman Cleta Winslow who attended a budget hearing the day after her DUI arrest. Winslow was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving on the wrong side of the road, police said.
Bar-Drinking Mom Leaves 4 Kids in Car
A Long Island woman must have needed a drink badly. Maria Cepparo, 40, parked her vehicle in a fire zone outside a Holbrook bar just after midnight, leaving her 13-year-old autistic son, an 8-year-old son and 6-year-old twin daughters in the unlocked and unheated car. The children are now with a grandmother.
Posted by Fireman John at 10:56 PM
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
this week's celebrity substance abuse news
Reese Witherspoon Gets $200 Fine
Jim Toth, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and his wife, actress Reese Witherspoon, pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct stemming from her behavior while Toth was being arrested. Toth will perform 40 hours community service and go to DUI school. Witherspoon will pay a $200 fine.
Lindsay Lohan's Rehab Has No License
Actress Lindsay Lohan checked into a Newport Beach facility this week to comply with her court-ordered rehab, reportedly with 270 outfits to wear during her 90-day stay. There may be a glitch, however. The Morningside Recovery center she entered has lost its license to provide drug and alcohol treatment, according to licensing officials.
Jeffrey Wright Arrested for Drunk Driving
"Catching Fire" actor Jeffrey Wright has been arrested for driving while intoxicated. Police said Wright failed a field sobriety test after they stopped him for driving erratically and smelled alcohol coming from his Toyota Tacoma.
'Myrtle Manor' Cast Members Arrested
"Welcome to Myrtle Manor" is a television reality show about life in a trailer park in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Three of the cast members were arrested within 3 days: Lindsay Brooke Colbert, 21, for first-offense DUI and Amanda Lee Adams, 26, for suspicion of driving under the influence. A third cast member, Taylor Jonathan Burt, was arrested for having sex with a 16-year-old girl. Welcome to Myrtle Manor.
Kenny Anderson Loses Coaching Job After DUI
Former Georgia Tech and NBA star Kenny Anderson has been fired as a basketball coach at a private school in South Florida after being arrested for drunk driving. It was the 42-year-old's second DUI since being hired at the school in 2011.
3 Pitt Players Detained in Heroin Bust
Three members of the University of Pittsburgh football team have been arrested on heroin charges. Drew Carswell, Khaynin Mosley-Smith and Eric Williams were arrested after police raided their home and found 20 bags of heroin, a bong and a grinder.
Posted by Fireman John at 5:51 PM
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The winds of grace are always blowing, but you have to raise the sail.
Only as high as I reach can I grow,
Only as far as I seek can I go,
Only as deep as I look can I see,
Only as much as I dream can I be.
- Karen Ravn
No one grows old by living--only by losing interest in living.
- Marie Beynon Ray
While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.
- Ronald Reagan
You either have your results or you have your reasons.
- Randy Revell
Time is not measured by the years we live, but by the deeds we do and the joys we give.
- Helen Steiner Rice
The successful person is the individual who forms the habit of doing what the failing person doesn’t like to do.
- Donald Riggs
Politics is for people who have a passion for changing life but lack a passion for living it.
- Tom Robbins
And when the future hinges on the next words that are said, Don't let logic interfere, believe your heart instead.
- Philip Robison
I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.
- John D. Rockefeller
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