We really hate to add fuel to the Crazy Chaz fire, but we think we’ve finally cracked the code on what makes Charlie Sheen so….Charlie Sheen-like. The actor recently admitted to Sports Illustrated that he took steroids to prep for his role in the 80s baseball classic, Major League. Yes, it’s kinda like a serial killer admitting that he cheated at Scrabble, but bear with us. During filming, Sheen said he was prone to fits of intense irrational rage. See guys! He’s not nuts, he’s just method! Somebody needs to tell him that the steroid thing doesn’t help for every role, though.
“Let’s just say that I was enhancing my performance a little bit,” he said of the shoot. “It was the only time that I did steroids. I did them for like six or eight weeks. You can print this, I don’t give a f–k. My fastball went from 79 [miles-per-hour] to like 85.” But he claims to have stopped juicing after becoming unable to control his temper, especially when dudes made fun of the mullet haircut he sported for the movie. “I didn’t like the haircut because it generated so many comments in bars. I’ve got enough of that already. Add [steroids] to the mix, and it’s a recipe for a fistfight.”
Let that be a lesson to you, little leaguers: too much steroids gives you tiger blood. Err, wait, come back kids! That’s a BAD THING!
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If the writers on Glee ever run out of story ideas, Cory Monteith’s drug addiction seems like a rich, real-life experienceÃ‚Â for a teen to go through, rather than, getting stuffed into a human cannon. After a stint in rehab didn’t help him overcome his substance abuse, Monteith admits that he once “stole a significant amount of money from a family member.” The actor recalls, “I knew I was going to get caught, but I was so desperate I didn’t care. It was a cry for help. I was confronted and I said, ‘Yeah, it was me.’ It was the first honorable, truthful thing that had come out of my mouth in years.” As for his drug of choice, Monteith said he’d do “anything and everything, as much as possible…I had a serious problem.” Hmmm, “Anything and Everything” would be a great song title, actuallyÃ¢â‚¬Â¦okay, we’ll stop.
While Monteith eventually reached sobriety and ventured into acting, the announced Glee graduation in the upcoming season might mean Cory’s Finn will be walking across the stage for his diploma/soulful group number on his way out of the series. Creator Ryan Murphy confirms the Glee spoiler rumors, explaining that some of the seniors will be drastically reduce their chances of being Slushied by entering the real world, saying “Which I find strange because IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been saying it for years. Maybe because the moment has come and people are like, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Wait! No!” Murphy also adds, however, “To that I would say there are some people who are not seniors and there are some people that are REALLY intellectually challenged. Like, you know that Britney is pulling straight Fs.” Get ready for Monteith’s big number, “F is for Forever.”
Maybe she knew this would get bigger headlines than a good show? Amy Winehouse canceled several shows on her current European tour after Saturday’s opening concert in Belgrade consisted of 70 minutes of slurring, stumbling and shoe-tossing (she did however, hug a few fans up front). According to the Daily Mail, huge efforts were taken by her management to keep Amy nowhere near booze before the performance, but…well…yeah.
Scrapping dates in Istanbul and Athens, Winehouse won’t be back on stage until at least July 8th. “Despite feeling sure that she wanted to fulfill these commitments, she has agreed with management that she cannot perform to the best of her ability and will return home,” said her rep in a statement. “She would like to apologize to fans expecting to see her at the shows but feels that this is the right thing to do.” Winehouse has been in out of rehab for about as long as we’ve known her name, with her last stint less than a month ago.
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Remember how Charlie Sheen‘s ex-wife Brooke Mueller went back to rehab in April after she was spotted pawning jewelry in California? Well, Mueller and twins Bob and Max are on vacation in Maui this week, and TMZ has photos of Brooke wandering around alone in a cap and sweats, chatting outside of cars driven by skeevy young men, with a wad of cash in her hand. While it’s circumstantial evidence at best, if we’d just left rehab after a custody battle with a famous sitcom star, we’d probably avoid providing the paparazzi with photos that look a whole lot like a drug deal.
Sheen and Mueller just hashed out a joint custody agreement of the twins (who thankfully weren’t present for mommy’s cash transaction) this month, but if Brooke doesn’t come out with a good excuse for these photos, it seems likely Charlie might take another crack at gaining full custody of the kids. Sure, he’s got a storied history of drug abuse himself (not to mention a misdemeanor assault conviction following a fight with Mueller), but if he was doing public drug buys—or anything that could be construed as one—we’re pretty sure we’d hear about it. And hey,we’re sure Denise Richards would be happy to babysit!
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Justin Timberlake‘s new interview with Playboy is the stuff dreams are made off: girl talk, pot talk, reminiscing about his corn rows talk. Why wasn’t he this wonderfully candid when campaigning for an Oscar for his role in The Social Network? It would have made us actually root for him! The entire article is a must-read, but in case you’re a Cliff Notes type person (looks in mirror, waves hello at reflection) here are some highlights (and a picture of him grabbing Mila Kunis’ boobs for good measure):
- He’s a relationship dude: “I get hooked on every level when I get close to someone.”
- He gets sassy when asked about relationship rumors with Mila Kunis and Olivia Wilde: “I don’t know who sits around behind a computer screen making the shit up, but at a certain point you just have to shut it off. I can’t look at the stuff anymore. My life is not on the internet. My life is right here, right now.” Er, Justin — your life IS on the internet. Because we are writing about it. Here. Online.
- Music is not his focus right now: “Music is not my focus right now.”
- Timberlake is pothead: “The only thing pot does for me is it gets me to stop thinking. Sometimes I have a brain that needs to be turned off. Some people are just better high.” He also admits to being “so stoned” when get was pranked by Ashton Kutcher and the cast of Punk’d.
- He wants to work on a movie with Ryan Gosling. Don’t we all?
- Justin regrets the cornrows and wearing matching denim outfits with Britney Spears. Basically he is ashamed of everything that makes him awesome. Embrace it, JT!
You would think he would have got it down to a science by now. Didn’t learn anything from your time with forensics? Ex-CSI actor Gary Dourdan was arrested early morning yesterday in L.A for ecstasy possession. He apparently had “a few pills” on him when cops got to him around 3.30am. Someone had called into to report that the actor had crashed into two parked vehicles. Gary was booked at a nearby police station and released around noon on $10,000 bail.
Needless to say, he’s pretty stupid to drive when that amped up. This isn’t the first time he’s been in trouble with the law regarding drugs, either. Gary was found with cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and prescription pills on his person after police found him asleep in his car in Palm Springs back in 2008. He was discovered around 5 am then. parked on the wrong side of the road, was subsequently arrested and released on $5,000 bail. Prices have gone up since then! Clean your act up, Dourdan. This is really dumb behavior.
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If you’re holding your breath that the landlady will wait until the end of the week to cash your rent check, you might want to look away now. In an interview with Popeater, it’s revealed that Flavor Flav’s drug problem soaked up tens of thousands of dollars a day at the bleak of his cocaine addition. “Yeah I was spending $2,600 a day, for six years, every single day. I don’t know how much that is but if you did the math, wow, I went through a lot of money,” the rapper admits when discussing his new memoir Flavor Flav: Icon. “If I did the math I’d probably be shocked on how much money I spent, I’d probably punch myself in the face.” And you know he just spilled half of it all over that damn clock!
Popeater did do the math, and approximates that Flav put an astounding $5,696,6000 up his nose, give or take a sick day. We can’t even conceive of what his gold tooth budget looks like. While he has kicked the habit, Flav has had some lingering issues on the wrong side of the law, including Flavor Flav’s arrest last month for an outstanding traffic warrant. “I knew that in order for me to do that and be successful, I had to leave all of that behind me. I had to because me being a major celebrity, everything that I do, word will travel,” Flav said about his decision to get clean. Well, that and he didn’t want to end up spending a billion dollars on drugs. That amount would just be insane.
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Oh boy. You know how you always have one friend at the party who’s like, “Woooo hoooo! I’m so wasted!” before falling down the basement steps, and then later you find out she was actually drinking your grandma’s O’Douls? Former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi’s pot brownie story makes her that friend for Paula Abdul. On Lopez Tonight last night, Kara copped to eating some special brownies she found in Paula’s freezerÃ¢â‚¬Â¦not that she knew what was in them! “There were these, little nuggets, little, you know, take six, not a lot. Six hours later I was like, ‘heeeey, what’s going on?’” DioGuardi says. “I fell out of bed, on the floor, I stumbled downstairs and I was like, ‘I ate too much.’ And the ambulance comes and is like, ‘this b—h is as high as a kite.’” Why do we get a feeling that Kara tells this story at every party she goes to?
According to Kara, she spent three days in the hospital with hallucinations, which if true explains everything we know about Paula up to his date.Ã‚Â “The maid took them out, she was in the hospital, I had six, I almost died,” she claims, while Paula maintains that a “friend” must have left them in her fridge. Two things: first of all, if someone ate six of our brownies, no matter what kind they were, she’d be going to the hospital either way. Second of all, whaaaaa?
The second part of Courtney Love’s interview with The Fix is out, and it has everything: insane tales of her adolescence (“At the time, I was working at a dance hall in Taiwan, trying to earn money, so I could afford an apartment in San Francisco. I was utterly broke, so I was sleeping in a bed with a bunch of Brazilian dancers…I got crabs”), insane tales of Hollywood encounters (“At Ted Demme‘s funeral, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson dared me to walk up to Harvey Weinsten and tell him off”) and insane tales of…well, insanity (“I’ve never been good with numbers, but when I was on crack I could do math really, really well. I became a f—ing whiz at calculus. But I also became kind of psychotic, unfortunately”). Needless to say the entire read is highly recommended.
Our favorite part may be Courtney’s explanation for why she hasn’t cashed in on the reality TV craze. “As Gwyneth [Paltrow] once said to me, ‘Once you’re A-list, you’re always A-list,’ and I try to remember that,” she explained. “I get offers to do a reality shows nearly every day. But I’m not going to put myself out there and whore myself out. I may be a drug addict, but I still have some self-respect.” Granted, she did appear on The Osbournes (remember when Courtney went off on Kelly Osbourne last month?) and star in the 2006 documentary The Return Of Courtney Love, but if she’d rather give the rants and public escapades away for free than save them for TV, we won’t complain.
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If you’ve ever wondered why some young actresses can’t seem to keep away from drugs and booze, the answer seems to be simple: they are calling for Courtney Love’s drug advice, like she’s some kind of ex-junkie Ann Landers! “For some reason, Kim Stewart also called me when Paris Hilton got pulled over for her last D.U.I. And Lindsay Lohan called me after she was arrested,” Love said in rambling interview for The Fix. “I told Lindsay to just get it together and trust the judge, and Lindsay’s father called me for advice every day. I’m not even that friendly with these girls. What am I, a junkie Auntie Mame?” Michael Lohan is calling every day? We thought he’d have enough know-how to run his own advice column: Dear Awful Dads.
Love also describes allegedly getting pills from Andy Dick and Winona Ryder, when not doing drugs in or off of Pamela Anderson‘s butt. “People still think that I’m the same sad skank I was in 2005,” Courtney laments. This all in addition to a lengthy description of how supposedly Courtney Love saved Kelly Osbourne’s s life. Now, would Emily Post know if you should flush all those Oxycotin down the toilet when the sheriff shows up?
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