Showing posts with label DRUGS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DRUGS. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 30, 2015


Bill Cosby Shamed

AP-- Bill Cosby was arrested and charged Wednesday with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home 12 years ago — the first criminal case brought against the comedian out of the torrent of allegations that destroyed his good-guy image as America’s Dad.

The case sets the stage for perhaps the biggest Hollywood celebrity trial of the mobile-news era and could send the 78-year-old Cosby to prison in the twilight of his life and pioneering career.

Prosecutors accused him of plying former Temple University employee Andrea Constand with pills and wine, then penetrating her with his fingers without her consent, while she was drifting in and out of consciousness, unable to resist or cry out.

She was “frozen, paralyzed, unable to move,” Montgomery County District Attorney-elect Kevin Steele said. In court papers, prosecutors said the drugs were the cold medicine Benadryl or some other, unidentified substance. Steele noted that Cosby has admitted giving quaaludes to women he wanted to have sex with.

Saturday, May 23, 2015



Story By: G. H. HARDING

The Amy Winehouse Movie

CLASSIC END --- David Letterman’s final show Wednesday was stunningly classy . . . and funny! To the in-studio audience’s delight, the show’s final Top Ten List (Celebrity Top Ten Things I’ve Always Wanted to Say to David Letterman) was delivered in descending “10” to “1” order by: Alec Baldwin; Barbara Walters; Steve Martin; Jerry Seinfeld; a hilarious Jim Carrey; Chris Rock; Julia Louis-Dreyfus; Peyton Manning; Tina Fey; and Bill Murray. Everyone delivered their lines with precision and grace—it was just about perfect.

With some classic moments from their thirty-three years (!), including Andy Kaufman and Larry ”Bud” Melman reading Xmas carols to kids (still one of the funniest bits ever), the final show proved yet again how David Letterman not only changed the landscape of TV—he also smashed it to smithereens, just like that large TV he had his crew drop off the top of a nearby Manhattan building on one of his many memorable shows.

With some personal “Thank you”s (most notably to Paul Shaffer and his all-star band—one of the best ever!) and heartfelt comments near the end—even a rare on-air acknowledgement to wife Regina and son Harry, who were sitting front and center—Letterman’s last show was wonderfully moving in the humblest of ways.

Face it, kids, Letterman had a run even better than that of Johnny Carson—and we’re all so much better for it.

Last night at 11:35 PM, I had a dilemma . . . there was nothing on TV to watch. Guess it’s time to break out my Outer Limits DVDs . . .

AMY WINEHOUSE MOVIE --- Talk about a classic album: 2006’s Back to Black from Brit singer Amy Winehouse was near-perfection.

Conjuring up the best of Motown and introducing us to a new and terrific voice, Winehouse was a force of nature. It was all the more sad when she spiraled out of control and passed away back in 2011 at age 27 (which entered her into the tragic “27 Club” alongside fellow greats like Rolling Stones founding member Brian Jones; Janis Joplin; Jimi Hendrix; Doors singer Jim Morrison; and Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain among others).

This year’s Cannes Film Festival has been going on, and our reports show that the #1 stunner of the festival so far is Amy, a new doc about the brilliant but troubled late singer.

In telling her life honestly, Amy is an unflinching portrait of how drug and alcohol addiction—combined with a series of enablers—led to the death of this great soul singer at such a young age. The film, directed by Asif Kapadia, was several years in the making after the singer’s 2011 death. It relies on audio interviews with Winehouse‘s closest friends and family— including her mother, her father, her managers, and her bodyguard. These on-camera reminiscences are juxtaposed with personal never-before-seen videos of Winehouse.

Here are nine of the project’s biggest revelations:

1. Winehouse suffered from depression and anorexia starting at a young age.

The film argues that Winehouse’s adolescence was influenced heavily by her parents’ divorce. (Her father, Mitchell, left her mom, Janis, after carrying out a long affair.) In an interview with the filmmaker, Janis admits that she wasn’t a disciplinarian and Amy could get away with whatever she wanted. Her teenager years were very troubled—she took antidepressants, and told her parents that she was anorexic. When she was about fifteen years old, we learn that she came to her mother with an indirect cry for help. “I got this great diet,” Janis recalls her saying. “I eat what I want and then I bring it up.” Neither of her parents got her medical help.

2. She didn’t want to be associated with the Spice Girls.

Amy was nineteen when manager Nick Godwyn, from Simon Fuller’s 19 Entertainment, took her on as a client. He eventually landed her a deal for her first record, Frank (2003), at Island/Universal. But she later left him, because she didn’t want to have the same management team as the one that handled Spice Girls and Pop Idol.

3. Amy had no desire to be famous.

She says, in an interview from October 2003 that is shown in this new film, “I don’t think I’m going to be at all famous. I don’t think I can handle it. I’ll probably go mad.”

4. Her dad missed an early chance to get his daughter clean.

Around 2005, Winehouse’s friends staged an intervention to get her into rehab following drug and alcohol abuse. In her most- famous song “Rehab,” Winehouse sings about how her father told her she didn’t need to go into rehab. Her father, Mitchell, gets to tell his side of the story in the film. “I said, ‘You don’t have to go to rehab,’” Mitchell recalls. “I think that’s the moment we lost a key opportunity. She’d have a chance to be dealt with by professionals before the world wanted a piece of her.”

5. Her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, introduced her to crack cocaine.

Winehouse’s roller-coaster relationship with Fielder-Civil, whom she met when they were both dating other people, is detailed in the new film. Winehouse went into a spiraling depression after they first broke up, and they eventually reconciled and got married in 2007. After a honeymoon in Miami, they returned home to London’s Camden neighborhood, where he introduced her to crack cocaine for the first time. But the movie goes easy on Fielder-Civil, suggesting that he too was a troubled addict, which may be controversial to Winehouse fans who blame him for accelerating her drug use.

6. Her father tries to cash in on her fame.

The person who comes off the worst in this new doc is Amy’s father, Mitchell. After struggling to get clean—in 2007, she was taken to the hospital with cocaine, heroin, alcohol, and crack cocaine in her system—he pushes her to continue performing, so they don’t lose money on tour dates. In 2009, after Fielder-Civil is arrested on drug charges (and he and Winehouse divorce), we learn that Winehouse finally found some semblance of peace when she moves to St. Lucia and stops using drugs. But then Mitchell shows up with a camera crew for a reality show that he’s filming about being Amy’s dad. In one scene, with the cameras rolling, he starts to lecture his daughter about being more polite to her fans when they ask her for photos, which causes Winehouse to erupt in anger. “Dad, you don’t want to make a mug of me,” she says. “Be nice to me on camera.”

7. She dissed Justin Timberlake.

In 2008, Winehouse won the “Record of the Year” Grammy for “Rehab.” In the film, we see her in London on live feed when the category is announced—and she scowls when Justin Timberlake’s name is announced. “His [song] is called ‘What Goes Around . . . Comes Around?’ ” Winehouse asks in a mocking tone.

8. She almost stormed off a duet recording session with Tony Bennett.

Near the end of her life, she recorded the song “Body and Soul” with Bennett for his 2011 album of duets. Winehouse had grown up as a fan, and she makes nervous small talk with him when she enters the studio. But as soon as she starts singing with him, she stops mid-lyric and has a meltdown. “I was terrible! I was terrible!” she says, and tries to walk out. But Bennett calmly tells her to take her time, and they eventually finish the song.

9. The paparazzi wouldn’t stop stalking her.

One of Winehouse’s friends talks about how the Daily Mail would publish the most intimate conversations about her struggles with addiction, and suggests that they may even have been hacking her phone. But even if they weren’t, Winehouse’s invasion of privacy is documented with chilling precision throughout this new film. She’s shown stumbling through the streets of London in a zombie daze, as a parade of paparazzi trail her—a woeful byproduct of celebrity culture. Images of her in pain are juxtaposed with late-night comics like Jay Leno cracking jokes about her disease. At the end of the film, Winehouse says she’d give away all her success just to be anonymous again. It eventually became too much to handle, and on July 23, 2011, Winehouse was found dead in her bed from alcohol poisoning.

TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE? --- Eight months after causing a major rift with Neil Young when he labeled his girlfriend Daryl Hannah a "purely poisonous predator," David Crosby went on the Howard Stern Show and offered a heartfelt apology.

"I was completely out of line," he said. "I have screwed up massively. Daryl Hannah never wound up in a Texas prison. I'm screwed up way worse than that girl. Where do I get off criticizing her? She's making Neil happy. I love Neil and I want him happy."

Crosby said he believed the comments were off-the-record, but added, "That's neither here nor there." "Daryl, if you're out there, I apologize. Where do I get off criticizing you? There are people I can criticize: politicians, pond scum. Not other artists that have gone through a hard life, same as me. She hasn't had it easy, either."

Stern said he thought that Crosby made the comments out of love for his bandmate, and Crosby agreed. "I was worried that he was going to be taken advantage of," he said. "But the truth is that's not my place to judge. That's the bottom line. It's not my place to judge other human beings like that. That was judgmental and stupid and careless and I regret it a lot."

Crosby said that he did call Young shortly after the comments surfaced. "He wanted me to print a retraction," he said. "I said, 'I don't know about that.' The first thing that I did was apologize right away. I said, 'Neil, I shouldn't have shot my mouth off. I'm sorry.'" He went on to say that he never spoke directly to Hannah. "But I'm doing that right now," Crosby said. "Daryl, I apologize. I was wrong. I have no place to stand to do that. I have no right. I haven't earned that right. I'm the guy that wound up in prison, not her."

It's unclear how Young feels now about the situation. When he appeared on the Stern show last October, he was so angry at Crosby that he tried to avoid saying his name, referring to their group as "uh…Stills, Nash and Young." He also said that another CSNY reunion would never happen.

"We were together for a long time. We did some good work. Why should we get together and celebrate how great we were? What difference does it make?" Young said. "It's not for the audience. It's not for money, either. When you play music, you have to come from a certain place to do it and everything has to be clear and you don't want to disturb that. I like to keep the love there, and if the love isn't there, you don't want to do it."

CLOSING NOTES --- Jersey Boys’ Donnie Kehr caught The Who at Nassau Coliseum the other night in Long Island. Pete Townshend and Kehr (who worked on the stage production made from The Who’s Tommy) began the Rockers on Broadway event together . . .

This Saturday in NYC, May 23, legendary psychedelic pioneers The Blues Magoos will perform at The Bowery Electric in support of their recently-released new album Psychedelic Resurrection (Kayos).

Formed in the Bronx in 1964, The Blues Magoos were an integral component of New York’s Greenwich Village scene. Mainstays at the fabled Night Owl Club, the band jammed with such luminaries as Jimi Hendrix and Richie Havens. Their famed single, “We Ain’t Got Nothin’ Yet,” (which was recently featured on an episode of the Netflix television series Lilyhammer) from their hit album debut, Psychedelic Lollipop, went to #5 on the Billboard charts and became a ‘60s underground anthem. The band’s new studio album Psychedelic Resurrection –their first in over 40 years—celebrates and revitalizes the classic garage-rock sound that The Blues Magoos helped create.

Actress Gloria Reuben—whose new album Perchance to Dream (MCG Jazz) has become a fast hit that is being added to several key jazz stations while also generating some terrific reviews—is set to perform at Spaghettini and the Dave Koz Lounge in Beverly Hills on June 26. She’s also on USA’s new show, Mr. Robot, with Christian Slater, premiering on June 24th.

Having been to several of her recent NY shows at The Metropolitan Room, I can say that watching her live is like getting a master class in the art of performing. She’s awesome! …

Meghan Trainor kicked off Today’s 20th Summer Concert Series today … she was great, performing 4 songs; her “Like I'm Going To Lose You” a ballad, being the best … Now You See Me 2 out June 10th.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Ozzy And Jack Osbourne

Noisey is presenting Part One of its latest Back & Forth, starring Ozzy and Jack Osbourne. In the newest episode of the beloved Noisey series, the Black Sabbath frontman, solo artist, and music legend Ozzy Osbourne sits down with his son to discuss health, drugs, and why kids these days don't know a thing about jamming.

Monday, February 03, 2014


Philip Seymour Hoffman

FROM ABC NEWS: Philip Seymour Hoffman, the Oscar-winning actor who played everything from a maverick CIA agent to a drag queen to a Catholic priest, has died. He was 46. 

Police sources say Hoffman was found unconscious at around 11:15 yesterday on the bathroom floor of his New York apartment at 35 Bethune St. in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan by friend and screenwriter David Katz, who called 911. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The cause of death has not yet been determined, but a law enforcement official tells ABC News heroin was found at the scene and a hypodermic needle was sticking out of Hoffman's arm. The New York Police Department is continuing to investigate. 

Results from the NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner on the exact cause of death are expected on Monday. 

Hoffman's family released the following statement on the actor's untimely death this afternoon: 

"We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone. This is a tragic and sudden loss and we ask that you respect our privacy during this time of grieving. Please keep Phil in your thoughts and prayers." 

Hoffman won the Best Actor Academy Award and the Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for his leading role in the 2005 film "Capote," which detailed the five-year period during which author Truman Capote penned "In Cold Blood." 

He was nominated for three Best Supporting Actor Oscars, for "The Master," "Doubt," and "Charlie Wilson's War." 

The second of four children, Hoffman was born on July 23, 1967 in Fairport, N.Y., to mother Marilyn O'Connor (née Loucks), a lawyer, and father Gordon Stowell Hoffman who worked for Xerox. 

He graduated with a BFA in drama from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1989 and began his film career in 1991, starring in his debut role in the indie production "Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole." 

Hoffman's breakthrough role came in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Boogie Nights" (1997), after which he quickly became known for his leading and supporting roles on the big screen, including Todd Solondz's "Happiness" (1998), "Flawless" (1999), "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999), Paul Thomas Anderson's "Magnolia" (1999), "Almost Famous" (2000) and "State and Main" (2000). 

In 2005, Hoffman starred in the role that would lead him to win the Los Angeles Film Critics Award as Best Actor for his performance in "Capote." The next year, he won an Oscar for the same part.

He also proved himself a capable theater actor on Broadway, receiving two Tony nominations for Best Actor in 2000 for a revival of Sam Shepard's "True West" and again in 2003 for a revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey into Night." 

In 2012, Hoffman starred as Willy Loman in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, receiving rave reviews from critics and his third Tony Award nomination as Best Leading Actor in a Play. 

Hoffman made his film directorial debut in 2010 with "Jack Goes Boating." More recently Hoffman appeared in Hunger Games: Catching Fire. 

Hoffman has previously been in rehab for drug and alcohol addiction. In his early twenties, Hoffman said he started abusing drugs not long after graduating from his degree at NYU. 

"I went [to rehab], I got sober when I was 22 years old," Hoffman revealed during a 2006 interview with CBS News' "60 Minutes." "You get panicked ... and I got panicked for my life."

Wednesday, February 13, 2013



The War on Drugs is Immoral and Ineffective

By Brian Woodward

The War On Drugs

Despite increased efforts, manpower, and resources, the war on drugs has been a resounding failure. W.C. fields once quipped, “If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.” Not only does the government continue to fail in its crusade against drugs, it continues to perpetrate a policy of immense immorality. It has been over forty years since President Richard Nixon declared war on drugs. What do we have to show for it? The United States has wasted over one trillion dollars, caused incarceration rates to exceed that of the Gulag Archipelago under Stalin, discriminated heavily against African-Americans, propped up the drug cartels, and allowed drug profits to flow into the pockets of al-Qaeda and other such terrorist groups.

The biggest success in the war on drugs has been the protection of drug cartel’s profits. In a standard legalized business, there are countless importers and exporters of a particular good. However, due to drug raids and seizures, the price of maintaining an operation has been driven up, forcing out small time distributors. This allows the only viable distributors to be those with enough money and resources to avoid interdiction efforts. These are the highly violent drug cartels that are flush with cash. By keeping goods out and arresting local distributors, the government keeps the price of these drugs up. What else could a monopolist want?

The production of drugs can be a very inexpensive endeavor when it is not necessary to take immense precautions to avoid interdiction. Thomas Sowell, the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, asserts that “if a user could support his habit for a few dollars a week, he would still be an addict, but would not have to steal, mug, or murder to support his habit.” Zealots are unable to realize that they are not God. They possess neither the license nor the capacity to dictate how others live.

Drug enforcement agencies like to dazzle the public with their alleged high rates of drug seizures. American law enforcement confiscated approximately 1.5 million kilograms of marijuana in 2007, up 30% from 2002. Their efforts were even better with cocaine. They seized 50% more in 2007 than in 2002, a colossal 150,000 kilograms of cocaine. However, a 2011 study published in the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies indicates that “despite these outstanding numbers, only an estimated 41.5% of all cocaine and 25% of all marijuana was intercepted globally in 2007. Consequently, interdiction efforts have failed to effectively dismantle the drug industry. Experts believe that seventy percent of a drug needs to be intercepted worldwide to substantially reduce the size of the industry.” In addition, the percentage of drugs intercepted is likely inflated due to the inability to account for the amount of drugs that are smuggled in undetected.

Experts indicate that in order to make an appreciable difference, confiscation would have to be doubled. Furthermore, interdiction spurs what experts refer to as a “balloon effect”. This posits that when confiscation efforts are expanded in a certain area, the producers simply change locations. When interception efforts increase in one region, production merely moves to another region, which, as a result, makes seizure operations ineffective.

The Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies study goes on to state, “Another fundamental problem of interdiction is that it actually increases the profits of, and therefore the violence within, the industry.” The working theory of enforcement agencies is that reducing the supply of drugs will force costs up and push usage down. This is naive and misguided. The reality is that the drug supply is generally inelastic, meaning that due to the addictive nature of drugs, demand is not increased or decreased significantly when price fluctuates.

Friday, August 17, 2012



Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston’s powerful voice made her one of the greatest musical geniuses of our generation. Yet even while she attained a level of triumphant success that surpassed all other musical stars, she descended into the pits of an internal hell that finally took her life. While her descent was fueled by drugs and supported by a destructive marriage, “the true cause of her death has never been revealed before now,” says Judith Sherven, PhD.

Beginning with early childhood and tracing her life and career, What Really Killed Whitney Houston? (JayEss Publishing) by husband and wife psychology team Judith Sherven, PhD and Jim Sniechowski, PhD examines her life and death through the lens of her unconscious loyalties and explains how these loyalties deprived her of being able to embrace and live inside her success.

Best-selling authors, relationship experts, and sought-after keynote speakers Judith & Jim (as they are best known) specialize in ‘The Fear of Being Fabulous’ and in their latest book What Really Killed Whitney Houston? they compassionately reveal the depth of Whitney’s internal hell and what ultimately cost her her life.

It would seem that being one of the world’s best-selling music artists, having sold over 170 million albums, singles, and videos worldwide, and being cited by the Guinness World Records as the most-awarded female act of all time, Whitney would have felt very secure about who she was. Unfortunately, the extreme pressure put on celebrities took both an emotional and physical toll on Whitney. While outwardly, she showed the world a beautiful woman with a voice like an angel – inside she was dealing with her own set of demons.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Cameron Douglas

Hollywood superstar Michael Douglas son Cameron, has been sentenced to five years in prison on drug charges. Cameron faced a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years behind bars after he was arrested in August following drugs raid on his room at a New York City hotel. He pleaded guilty to one count of methamphetamine possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and one count of possession of heroin in January. Reports suggest the It Runs In The Family star had been plotting to move approximately $18,000 worth of crystal meth from California to New York to sell when an undercover informant alerted the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). In a letter urging the judge in the case to be lenient when sentencing his son, Michael Douglas called Cameron "a loving man" and "a thoughtful friend". Cameron’s stepmother Catherine Zeta-Jones and grandfather Kirk Douglas also sent letters to Manhattan’s Federal Court in New York City hoping for of a reduced sentence. Michael Douglas’ letter was originally kept private, but a judge last week ruled that it should be made public.
Photos By: Sara De Boer/Retna

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Andre Agassi

Andre Agassi’s upcoming autobiography contains an admission that he used crystal meth in 1997, the year he dropped to No. 141 in the rankings. Agassi won eight Grand Slam singles titles before retiring in 2006. His book’s publishing date is Nov. 9th.The new autobiography, entitled "Open,". Excerpts are scheduled to appear this week in two magazines, Sports Illustrated and People. According to a publicist for publishing house Knopf, Agassi worked closely with Pulitzer Prize-winning writer J.R. Moehringer, author of "The Tender Bar.""I can't speak to addiction, but a lot of people would say that if you're using anything as an escape, you have a problem," Agassi told People in an online story. Agassi details how he snorted some of the highly addictive stimulant, felt a "tidal wave of euphoria" that led him on a manic apartment-cleaning binge and then wrote a mendacious letter to tennis officials, explaining that a contaminated drinking glass triggered the positive test.
Photo By: RD/Leon/Retna

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Britney Spears insists her positive drugs test was down to prescription medication.The 'Toxic' singer, whose court-ordered urine sample returned a positive reading last week, denies any illegal substance abuse and claims the only drugs she has been taking have been prescribed by the court doctor. A source told gossip website "The only thing that comes on the results are the prescriptions, that the court doctor prescribed."There has been no illegal drugs or even alcohol in any of the test results."The troubled star - who has to undergo random court-ordered drugs tests as part of the custody arrangements for her two sons with ex-husband Kevin Federline - has been attending counselling sessions in order to retain her visitation rights to her sons. Meanwhile, Kevin's lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan is considering whether to subpoena to hand over footage of Britney running a red light with her sons in the car. Kaplan is hoping to use the video to support his request for Britney to be banned from driving while her children are in the vehicle. Britney - who lost custody of Sean Preston, two, and 14-month-old Jayden James to Kevin after missing tests - is currently allowed two monitored daytime visits with her sons and one overnight stay.

Monday, November 12, 2007


Amy Winehouse in happier days with Blake Fielder Civil

Amy Winehouse's husband has been moved to a prison medical unit because doctors are worried he will self-harm.Blake Fielder-Civil, 25, was arrested outside the north London house he shares with troubled singer Amy last Thursday and taken into custody.On Saturday, he was taken to London's Pentonville Prison, where he reportedly spent the first 24 hours sobbing uncontrollably. Doctors were forced to move him to the medical centre over fears the self-harmer would deliberately injure himself. A prison source told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "He is in the unit for his own safety. We want to keep an eye on him. It's also a precaution because he could experience trouble from his fellow inmates."Blake was charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice after allegedly offering to pay barman James King - who he assaulted earlier this year - £200,000 (US $400 thousand) to change his story. A family friend claims Blake is so upset because he is worried about his wife Amy - who has drug and alcohol problems.The friend said: "Yes, he is crying non-stop, but he is crying for Amy. He's more concerned about her than for his own safety, he misses her terribly."Amy is also reportedly "furious" that she isn't allowed to see her husband until tomorrow, shouting at a friend: "It's ridiculous. Blake needs to see me, and I want to see him!"Meanwhile, 'Rehab' singer Amy stunned journalists at America's Blender magazine when she fell asleep three times during an interview with the publication. Amy mumbled throughout the interview and was incoherent in parts, reigniting rumors she has not managed to kick her drug addictions.Blender writer Jody Rosen wrote: "Amy has never exactly been a picture of health, but she looks especially worse for wear - hunched, heavy-lidded and just frail. Now her words are slurred, her eyelids drooping. Her head wobbles into a nod."She falls asleep for a second, wakes with a start, mutters and drops off again. The smouldering cigarette in her left hand falls to the floor."Amy's manager Raye Cosbert said: "Amy takes prescription medication, which makes her drowsy."


The adventure continues with Britney Spears

Britney Spears has returned a positive drugs test. According to a gossip website the 'Toxic' singer - who has to undergo random court-ordered drugs tests as part of the custody arrangements for her two sons with ex-husband Kevin Federline - gave a positive urine sample sometime last week. However, Britney is adamant she is clean and that the reading was false and should have returned a negative result.Last week, Kevin's lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan claimed Britney has missed eight out of 14 drugs tests.The troubled star - who lost custody of Sean Preston, two, and 14-month-old Jayden James to Kevin after missing tests - is said to have failed to respond to several calls requesting she take the tests within an hour.Kaplan said at the time: "We have been in court on this exact issue at least three times."She lives in a parallel universe. Mr. Federline doesn't want to take these children out of their mother's life but what are we to do?"On Wednesday, Kaplan will hold another court hearing where he plans to show a film of Britney driving through a red light with her kids in the car. Meanwhile, Britney is reportedly apartment hunting in New York.The 25-year-old singer - who previously owned a $4 million apartment in the Silk Building on East Fourth Street - is looking at loft apartments in the West Village for around $9 million. A source said: "Britney and her manager recently looked at a couple of places a few weeks ago. She apparently wants to start over in NYC."
Editors Note: Britney, you need to move to New York City. You should contact me and I will help you get your image back and escape the Paparazzi. You need to hire a new Public Relations firm that can get you to where you need to be.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


The 9 lives of Drug Addict Pete Doherty

Pete Doherty has apologized to fans for his heroin relapse last week.The troubled Babyshambles rocker - who vowed to stay clean after completing six weeks in rehab recently - is now considering returning to rehab after being filmed injecting heroin at his Wiltshire home on Friday. A spokesman for Pete's record company EMI said today: "Peter Doherty would like to apologize to the medical staff, fans and well-wishers who have helped and encouraged his progress in fighting his addiction to heroin."His ongoing rehabilitation was a source of such pride to him that Peter and those closest to him thought that he was close to winning his personal battle with the drug. However, Peter sadly relapsed last week and is now looking to check himself back into a rehab clinic so that he can try to continue the hitherto excellent attempts he had made to break free of heroin."He realizes that he has not only let himself down but has let down those who trusted and encouraged his efforts and he is filled with remorse for what he describes today as 'a stupid, stupid action for which I feel only shame.' "It is not known if Pete's rehab plans will affect his upcoming Babyshambles tour which kicks-off at Manchester's MEN Arena on November 22. Pete's relapse comes just weeks after a magistrate released him from the six months left on his two-year drug treatment order after he tested negative for crack cocaine and heroin.He was arrested last December while carrying heroin, crack cocaine, cannabis resin and cannabis. He was arrested again in January while in possession of heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis.Less than two weeks ago Pete was given a four-month suspended sentence and a 12-month drug rehabilitation order in relation to his May arrest for driving illegally while in possession of drugs in West London.

EDITORS NOTE : Pete Doherty is only sorry for being caught again. He needs to go to jail. This is the only way he is going to get help. So stock up on the KY Pete and get going !

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


Just hours after claiming to be drugs free at an awards bash, Pete Doherty is filmed shooting up heroin in a exclusive video from the London Sun. The Babyshambles rocker who has been claiming he is "Drug Free" and has been slapped on the wrist for drug offences in several countries is shown in the corner of the room at his home, in Wiltshire England, cooking the drug on a spoon and then filling the syringe and shooting up in his right arm. It is time that Doherty went to jail. He is going to kill himself or worse yet someone else. Times Square Gossip asks all our England readers to speak up to your leaders and send Doherty to the slammer !

Thursday, November 01, 2007


Britney Spears allegedly allowed a stranger to snort cocaine off her chest during a wild night of partying.The troubled star invited guitarist Scott Kohler and ten other revellers back to her Hollywood mansion for a party, just two days after she lost visiting rights to her two young sons. Scott, who had met Britney earlier that night in Los Angeles club Hyde, claims one male member of the party offered Britney cocaine and "joked he wanted to do a line off her chest and she agreed."Scott, 29, said Britney "seemed drunk" and alleged she also snorted the class-A drug, even though she passed a court ordered drug test the next day.He added to In Touch Weekly magazine: "She was in a great mood. She didn't have a care in the world."Britney - who lost joint custody of Sean Preston, two, and 13-month-old Jayden James to ex-husband Kevin Federline last month - had her visitation rights taken away by a judge after she couldn't be contacted by court officials who needed to arrange her next court-ordered drugs test. However, she has since had her rights reinstated and is allowed to see the boys, through monitored visits, three times a week. Earlier this week, a judge turned down Britney's plea for joint custody after a parenting coach said she "rarely" talked or played with the children.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007


Pete Doherty was allegedly with Amy Winehouse on the night she almost died, it has been reported.The troubled Babyshambles rocker reportedly fled the scene when Amy was rushed to hospital after a drugs overdose last month. A source told Britain's Sunday Mirror newspaper: "They had a meal and a few drinks. They took a cocktail of drugs called a speedball, it's a mixture of heroin and cocaine. Amy couldn't take it, she is very lucky to be alive."She collapsed when they went back to her flat. Pete left because he didn't want any bad publicity. He didn't know how to deal with it and thought she was dying. She was foaming at the mouth and fitting - Pete had never seen anything like it."Amy and Pete were introduced by mutual friends last year and have been seen drinking together in Camden pub The Hawley Arms, in north London.They allegedly spent the night together six months ago, while Pete was still dating Kate Moss, but Pete refuses to reveal what happened.A friend said: "Pete said he wanted to see Amy because she was all alone in her flat. They were in there for hours. I knew something happened between them when I spoke to him the next morning. He wouldn't confirm he had sex with her, but he didn't deny it either."The pair remained friends after Amy married Blake Civil-Fielder in June and the trio have reportedly regularly used heroin together.Meanwhile, shocking photographs of Amy and Blake holidaying in the Caribbean seemingly show the singer is still using heroin.Amy, 23, is seen lounging on a beach with fresh red sores on her arms, a tell-tale sign she is injecting the drug.Her father-in-law Giles Civil has confirmed the tracks on her arms are new.Giles said: "When Amy showed us her body before she went on holiday there were no suspicious marks in the joint of her elbow. There was no bruising of any kind. They have been in St. Lucia for six days and the bruising looks around two or three days old. If they are injecting they are on the road to hell. If you want to avoid drugs, you don't go to the Caribbean."Amy's father Mitch is reportedly so worried, he planned to kidnap her to get her clean and fears the pair won't get help until they reach "rock bottom".

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Pete Doherty has been arrested for suspected drug possession.The troubled Babyshambles rocker was detained in Tower Hamlets, east London, in the early hours of Monday. A Scotland Yard spokesman confirmed: "At 2.30am on Monday morning officers in Tower Hamlets arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of possessing drugs."Pete and two others, an unnamed man and woman, were held at an east London police station after officers stopped the car they were travelling in.The 28-year-old musician, who performed with his band at the V-Festival in Stafford late on Sunday, was ordered to quit drugs or face a prison sentence less than two weeks ago.Pete, who pleaded guilty to possession of crack cocaine, heroin, cannabis and ketamine as well as two driving offences in July, was given four weeks to get himself drug-free on August 6. District Judge Davinder Lachlar said at the time: "I will adjourn this matter until September 4 to assess his motivation. What I have in mind is a community order or prison. If he does not show the motivation in four weeks it will be prison - it's as simple as that."Judge Lachlar previously ordered Pete - who was stopped by police in Kensington High Street, west London, on May 5 - to undergo a detox treatment at a hearing in July.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007


The romance of Druggie Pete Doherty and Cocaine Kate Moss

Pete Doherty says he is drug free and desperate to win back "nasty" Kate Moss.The troubled Babyshambles rocker, who recently had another anti-heroin implant fitted to help him beat drugs, says Kate is a jealous "nasty old rag" but he still loves her. Pete, who was dumped by the supermodel after he reportedly cheated on her,told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "Kate has broken my heart. There's been this lock down and I can't get hold of her. This is the only way I can get through. I'm here to tell her that I love her. Kate is both jealous and suspicious. She is a nasty old rag and she kicked me in the head. But I love her because of the things she does in bed and because she is a multi-millionaire!"When she finished our relationship in a blazing row I decided never ever am I going to go through that again."The 28-year-old musician also bizarrely revealed that despite declaring his love for the 33-year-old model - he has proposed to another woman and plans to marry her in November. Pete admitted: "I made rather a rash gesture. It was more in a fit of anger.I asked this girl Christine to marry me. She has gone back to Paris and I don't know what to do."Pete insists he was never unfaithful to Kate, despite reports he spent the night with a South African model in June. He said: "I love Kate with all my heart. I wasn't going to go after some average model, let alone some girl I've known as a friend for years. Being accused all the time of going with other women takes its toll."Although Kate has reportedly changed all her phone numbers to stop her ex-lover contacting her, Pete claims she still phones him. He said: "She rang last night and left a drunken answer phone message,singing 'Moon River'. She has ripped my heart out. I don't know what I'm doing."Pete, who was recently ordered by a judge to enter rehab or face a prison sentence, completed a tough detox program and is planning to stay clean.The musician said: "I was under very heavy sedation. All my receptors are blocked which means I can't enjoy Class A drugs. It's been dark, but I've come out of rehab a new man."I'm feeling good and I'm determined I can beat drugs. If I had Kate back then life wouldn't be so bad would it?"Her dream was for us to be a normal, happy couple. I guess my drug problem ruined all that. You don't know what you have lost until it is gone."

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Nicole Richie wasn't allowed to go 'cold turkey' in rehab.The reality TV star checked into rehab when she was just a teenager after her addictions to cocaine, pills and heroin spiralled out of control.However, staff at the center were so concerned that her drug-dependent body would go into shock if they took her off the substances, they had to slowly wean her off. Nicole revealed to Marie Claire magazine: "Anyone who goes to rehab will say that they don't remember their first week or two, because your body just goes through the shock of coming off whatever you were on. They didn't want me to quit cold turkey because I could have had a seizure, so they gave me medication to come off it."Nicole, who is rumored to be pregnant with boyfriend Joel Madden's baby,says she became addicted to heroin the very first time she tried it. She added: "I can remember the first time I tried it as a teenager - there was a lot of vomiting. But your body becomes physically dependent on it right away."

Tuesday, July 03, 2007


Pete Doherty cheated on fiancée Kate Moss last week, it has been reported.The Babyshambles rocker allegedly spent the night with a South African brunette called Lindy last Thursday. Pete met Lindy at London's Crystal nightclub and the pair were seen "kissing and cuddling" as they drank champagne, before leaving together at 2am. A source told Britain's Sunday Mirror newspaper: "When he first arrived Pete was showing off, standing on his chair and dancing like a loon. Then he started talking to a girl in a revealing white dress. She had the same pointy features as Kate."They went up the street for a while then came back inside where they had an intense chat for ages. There was lots of flirting and laughing. Then we saw four of them get into a cab and head off."The pair reportedly spent the night at Pete's friend's house, where they"disappeared into a bedroom together". Pete partied with his managers Andy and Adrian and a friend called Purple following a row with Kate, 33.The source added: "Pete and Kate had a serious argument during the week and he decided to go out. Kate was calling around to see if anyone knew where he was. Hearing about him spending the night with another girl will eat her up."Last week, Pete, 28, admitted he hates being known as Kate's boyfriend. During an interview with British chat show host Jonathan Ross, he said: "It's hurtful to my pride. It's never, 'Oh look, there's that really talented lyricist.' "

Thursday, June 21, 2007


Cocaine Kate Moss and druggie Pete Doherty

Kate Moss and Pete Doherty have released a bizarre video in a bid to get signed as a pop duo.The 33-year-old supermodel and her rocker lover posted the short film, featuring them dressed in red Army uniforms performing their new song, on video-sharing website YouTube.The footage - shot in Kate's Cotswold cottage - begins with Pete, 28, strumming on his guitar and singing, before the catwalk beauty interrupts with a torrent of abuse. She shouts: "Rot in jail, you ****, rot, rot, rot, there forever. You're a liar and a fantasist, you ****."The words "It's those KP Nuts again" then pop up across the screen - KP standing for Kate and Pete.The pair - who released their first KP Nuts video featuring a scantily clad Kate inaudibly singing along with Pete in her home in April - believe their video series will help them get signed to a record label. Pete recently said: "It takes a long time to get signed these days and we thought we would post stuff online to speed things up a bit."At the end of the latest film, the sentence "That's not all folks!' flashes up and Kate can be heard muttering. She then explodes: "Sonny and Cher we're not."