Sometime last month, Shannen Doherty made a call to 911 because a fan from New Jersey on Twitter had threatened to kill herself. Apparently, the threat was made because the fan wanted Shannen to call her, and it sounds completely crazed, as the fan seemed suicidal, for real, to the actress. Somehow, that call was leaked and reached the cyber-hands of TMZ, who posted the clip. In it, Shannen explains the surreal circumstances the best that she can, saying, “This is going to sound incredibly strange because it does to me as well … my name is Shannen Doherty and I’m an actress. I’m on Twitter, sadly, and there is a girl that is threatening to shoot herself and she lives somewhere over there … I’m completely untrained to deal with somebody threatening suicide, especially via Twitter. I know that she has stated that she a gun and is going to shoot herself …” It all turned out okay and teh police went and checked on the fan, who wasn’t going to hurt herself. The phone-call even ended on a kinda cute note, with the dispatcher admitting, “All my co-workers can’t believe who I’m on the phone with” with Shannen responding with laughter and a thank you. But now this call has been made public and she’s not so happy, as her tweet, sent out earlier today, indicates. We’re happy she made the call — we’re not sure about how the hell it leaked, but her response is quite justified, in our opinion. Although, what’s also totally exploitative, is the fan who used suicide to emotionall blackmail someone into calling her. She clearly was bluffing as the cops ascertained when they got to her. That’s not just idiotic behaviour, but it’s a waste of our resources.
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Filling in another piece of an increasingly tragic puzzle, TMZ has obtained Whitney Houston‘s 911 call, which you can hear here. In it, a member of the Beverly Hills Hotel security team reports a “46-year-old female found in the bathroom.” Interestingly, the person who alerted hotel security to the singer’s crisis is described as “irate”; allegedly the team “couldn’t get much out of her” as the unnamed woman kept hanging up the phone. Of course if we were in that situation, we have no idea how we would act either. Whitney Houston’s official cause of death was later determined to be accidental drowning, though the singer’s long-standing struggle with cocaine use is thought to have caused cardiac arrest prior to her death.
And if that wasn’t depressing enough, Kevin Costner reveals as part of an upcoming interview on Anderson that Houston’s family and friends had repeatedly reached out to him to intervene in the singer’s life. “There are some people that really love Whitney, and a couple times during the last seven, eight years, [they] asked me, would I write her a letter?” the Bodyguard actor explains as part of an episode that will air in May. “She would always be close to me, she would always be somebody I appreciated … I don’t know if those letters were ever read.” Costner memorably made us weep with a stirring memorial at Whitney’s funeral in February; this revelation is running a close second in the devastation category.
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George Clooney, what’s it like it be so handsome and so gallant? It’s exhausting, right? George may have hit up the SAG Awards yesterday to represent for The Descendants, but he still made a point to stick up for friend Demi Moore while he was at it. “It’s always troubling when people you know and people who you care about end up going through a difficult time,” Clooney told The Insider on the red carpet. before lambasting the decision to release Demi Moore’s 911 call to the public. “I think it’s a stupid thing,” he explained. “I think it’s stupid for anyone, whether they’re celebrated or not, I don’t believe their 911 call should be broadcast around the world, but that’s my opinion.” Man, we want George Clooney to defend us to the press; he does it with such class.
Moore’s call, placed by a friend from the star’s L.A. home last Monday, was stripped of any references to drugs; some allege, however, that the call indicates Demi’s daughter Rumer Willis was present at the time of the crisis. Said Clooney, “What’s happening and what people have to remember is that people are getting famous from Facebook and Twitter, so it’s not just about people here, it’s about everybody. There won’t be any version of privacy. So it’s going to be a tricky thing.” It is a chilling thought that anyone’s 911 call could be made public. Celebrity emergencies aside, do you know many people get things stuck in their butts and have to be rushed in for a humiliating E.R. visit? Or, um, so we’ve heard.
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Heather Locklear was rushed to hospital yesterday after taking a very dangerous combination of alcohol and prescription drugs. She had to be taken by ambulance after her sister called 911, panicked that the actress was in trouble. According to TMZ, Heather was lucid and awake when she arrived, and doctors reckon she may be well enough to be released tomorrow, as she’s responding positively to treatments.
What is going on with Heather? We know she just broke it off with fiance Jack Wagner. Was she drinking heavily? What prescriptions drugs is she taking? The latter’s an old demon of hers. She had taken one too many back in 2008, which her doctor thought was an overdose and the 911 operator thought was a suicide attempt. It was later found out to be a false alarm. So many questions. But we’ll ask them when she’s better, which we hope she will be soon.
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We’re so glad she’s okay! Ellen DeGeneres had chest pains yesterday and 911 had to be called! The emergency occurred during a producers meeting at the Warner Bros compound, resulting in one of Ellen’s staff members calling for help. The Burbank Fire Department sent a team a little before noon. Ellen explained on her show that the pains started the night before saying, “… What happened was last night I was having chest pains so this morning paramedics came to look at me …”
Luckily, she’s fine and was seen walking without any assistance after the Fire Department left. The whole explanation she gave on her show was truly hilarious with her continuing with, “… The paramedics were strippers that I had called!…” Ellen tweeted a thankful message reassuring everyone she was okay, writing, “Thank you all for your concern. I wasn’t feeling great so I called the paramedics, but I’m fine. The mouth to mouth was totally unnecessary.” Humor really is the best medicine! We’re so happy to see her in top form after that scare.
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