August 31, 2009 |
TWO ADDICTION experts weighed in on the Friday death of DJ AM (aka Adam Goldstein) over the weekend Dr. Drew "Celebrity Rehab" Pinsky said Saturday that pain medications likely led DJ AM away from sobriety. "It very slowly and subtly reawakens addiction," Pinsky said of pain medication. "I'm not saying it was inappropriately prescribed; I'm saying he didn't know the risks. " AM was found dead in his Manhattan apartment Friday evening. A crack pipe and prescription pills were also found, said a law-enforcement official, who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
August 27, 2009 |
The Andorra/Roxborough crowd is abuzz with speculation that new Philadelphia Eagle Michael Vick has bought a seven-bedroom, 4 1/2-bath house on nearly three-quarters of an acre in the Andorra section that's on the market for $1.3 million. So abuzz that TV crews showed up the other night on a quiet street that backs up to Fairmount Park. But any sale is news to Rana Bakhtiari , the Realtor who has the listing. "There are no offers on the table," she said. "There's been a lot of interest.
June 26, 2009 |
Michael Jackson, 50, the dazzlingly talented Motown child star and pop innovator who defined the MTV era with his massively successful 1982 album Thriller, and remained a worldwide icon even as his achievements as an entertainer were overshadowed by child-molestation charges and personal eccentricities, died yesterday in Los Angeles. Mr. Jackson, the songwriter and scintillating performer who proclaimed himself the "King of Pop," and whose appearance and skin color altered dramatically over the course of more than 40 years in show business, was rushed to the hospital from his home in Los Angeles yesterday.
June 26, 2009 |
Michael Jackson, 50, the dazzlingly talented Motown child star and pop innovator who defined the MTV era with his massively successful 1982 album Thriller , and remained a worldwide icon even as his achievements as an entertainer were overshadowed by child-molestation charges and personal eccentricities, died yesterday in Los Angeles. Mr. Jackson, the songwriter and scintillating performer who proclaimed himself the "King of Pop," and whose appearance and skin color altered dramatically over the course of more than 40 years in show business, was rushed to the hospital from his home in Los Angeles yesterday.
November 19, 2008 |
Battery charges for 'Suge' The Clark County, Nev., District Attorney's Office yesterday filed battery and drug charges against Marion "Suge" Knight, 43, stemming from an incident in August when Las Vegas cops arrested the Death Row Records founder for allegedly beating his girlfriend. Suge's lawyer has yet to comment. Kidman to abandon us? Alabaster goddess Nicole Kidman yesterday told reporters in Sydney that she might leave acting: "In terms of my future as an actor and stuff, I don't know.
June 28, 2008 |
M?tley Cr?e announced this week that they were pulling out of their seemingly stalled deal with MTV to make a film of the band's 2001 memoir, The Dirt. "MTV has become bogged down in its own way," bass player Nikki Sixx said. "It's a channel that used to be hip and has now actually become unhip. " OK, first things first: M?tley Cr?e is back? Man, those headbangers will not die. They'll probably survive the next Ice Age. The only remnant of humanity will be Tommy Lee, chasing a bunch of penguins across an ice floe, clacking his drumsticks.
June 27, 2008 |
MTV HASN'T TAKEN political ads since its "Choose or Lose" campaign in 1992, spokeswoman Jeannie Kedas said yesterday, but the network is selling time for political spots this election season, meaning pictures of John McCain may turn up next to the pro-McCain Heidi Montag on "The Hills. " Just make sure there are no Barack Obama spots on "Pimp My Ride. " "Given where we are and how the young voters have become increasingly engaged, we decided political advertising would be a good fit for our audience," Kedas said.
June 16, 2008
J OCELYN KIRSCH , on house arrest in the area, could be living somewhere on the Main Line. Kirsch was spotted Thursday afternoon shopping in Suburban Square and possibly leaving the Ardmore Farmers Market. She was accompanied by a large bodyguard type, says our spy, who knew that he had seen Kirsch because of the ankle bracelet on her leg. The 22-year-old former Drexel student wore a skirt and a headband on her hair. She is on house arrest after allegedly violating her bail in California by using a stolen credit card there.
April 15, 2008 |
Doctors have banned Matt Cord from driving since he broke a vertebra in a freak one-car crash two weeks ago. But as one of the busiest guys in show biz - hosting nights on WMMR (93.3) and announcing for the 76ers - he needs to get to work. He is, thanks to Alycia Lane . The former CBS3 anchor, who presumably has spare time, has been chauffeuring Cord around town in her white Range Rover. (Cord, Lane and her beau, Chris Booker , are longtime friends.) Also providing wheels are Sixers commentator Todd MacCulloch , WMMR's Kathy Romano , WIP's Rhea Hughes and her husband, and his father, Jack Cord . Cord says he hasn't had to kick in for gas, but he provides perks.
March 27, 2008 |
Justin Chung knew Wilkes University wanted him when he got one of its first acceptance letters in February. But he didn't know how badly until he saw the mall kiosk with his name on it. And the pizza boxes. And the commercial on MTV and VH1. "Justin Chung of Council Rock South. As a weightlifter, you never push your limits without a spotter to help. Wilkes University feels the same way about your education. (We just use less talc.)" The shout-out is part of a quirky advertising campaign targeting eight high-achieving seniors who were accepted to the relatively small liberal arts university in Wilkes-Barre but had not yet made up their minds.