Just weeks ago, Gwyneth Paltrow‘s lifestyle website, Goop, was said to be losing money left and right. The site’s CEO left the venture amid reports that he and Gwynnie took on huge raises while Goop’s operating budget outpaced its revenue.
Even if Goop ends up going under, Gwyneth wouldn’t be the first celeb to contend with a failed business venture. Who else has tried to navigate corporate waters, only to fall flat?
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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There are Golden Globes and then there are golden globes. All the biggest porn stars, as well as Flo-Rida, Dave Navarro and Flavor Flav, showed up in Vegas to celebrate the finest in adult video erotica at the AVN Awards Friday night. Modern day classics like Belladonna’s Girl Train, Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge and Alexis Taylor Is Buttwoman were among the dozens of films and performers honored with such trophies as Best Fem-Dom Strap-On Release, MILF/Cougar Performer Of The Year and Clever Title Of The Year. The latter award went to Strollin In The Colon, though we think Show Me Where It Squirts was robbed.
Sasha Grey, pictured above, didn’t win any of the nine or so categories she was nominated for, but she’s starring in a non-pornographic Stephen Soderbergh film, The Girlfriend Experience, later this year. So that’s a consolation. Check out the gallery to see some of the other entertainingly dressed—and named—attendees.