Drugs can ruin your life, even if you are a celebrity!
These slides overview some of the popular cases of
celebrities going through drug meltdowns. Moral of
the story is don't do drugs!
1. Lamar Odom
In 2013, the second-in-line to the Kardashian throne and husband to Khloe
Kardashian, Lamar Odom found himself holed up in a private home in a gated
community smoking crack and partying with 2 young women. As a result, Khloé
petitioned to legally drop Odom from her name. She is not asking for spousal
support and is looking to have a judge prevent Odom from getting support from
her as well. According to sources, Lamar is "deeply saddened" by Khloe's
decision to file for divorce.
2. Teen Mom
It seems like 2013 is the year of the Teen Mom Something. You have Tan
Mom, Drunk Mom, and now Teen Mom, Farrah Abraham, who, by the way,
was arrested in Nebraska for a DUI. Abraham, aka Teen Mom, gained her
celebrity status or notoriety from her MTV hit show entitled “Teen Mom” of
course. As an encore she became a porn star to add to her scandal laced
portfolio. Her penalty is no booze for six months.
3. Lil Wayne
In 2013 rap star Lil’ Wayne had a syrup problem. And no it wasn’t a result
of going to iHop too much. He was actually addicted to cough syrup or by
street name sizzurp. The young rapper found himself in hospital after his
addiction to a concoction called 'syrup'—a mix of cough syrup and codeine—
got the better of him. Well it appears Lil’ Wayne grew up and learned his
lesson. Maybe he should now be called Big Wayne.
4. Dina Lohan
Three’s company in the Lohan family. Not to be outdone by her ex husband
Michael Lohan and daughter Lindsay, Dina Lohan, was arrested for a DUI
after blowing 0.20 percent alcohol-- more than double the legal limit of 0.08
percent -- when she was arrested by State Police on Sept. 12, court papers
showed. The 51-year-old Lohan’ matriarch was charged with speeding
when she was stopped for driving a white BMW at 77 miles per hour in a
55-mph. The previous year, Michael Lohan, was unsuccessful in staging an
intervention, for Lindsay. Perhaps there is a deal for a three for one
intervention for the Lohan clan.
5. Amanda Bynes
Former “Hairspray” star, Amanda Bynes, looks like she used a little too much
(above). Bynes was charged earlier this year with reckless endangerment and
marijuana possession after building managers called police because they said
she was smoking pot in the lobby of her Manhattan apartment. When officers
entered her 36th floor apartment, they said they saw her heave a bong out the
window. After spending time in a Malibu rehab she was diagnosed with
schizophrenia, which shows that drugs and mental behavior disorders don’t
mix. Others with similar conditions, usually undergo dual diagnosis at rehab
6. Reese “Do you know
who I am?” Witherspoon
I guess her role as an attorney in Legally Blonde didn’t teach Reese
Witherspoon in 2013. It was bad enough when Reese’s husband Jim Toth was
arrested on suspicion of drunk driving outside Atlanta last April. But then the
actress went all A-lister on the cop, harassing him, forcing herself into his
cruiser, and screaming “Do you know who I am?” in his face! The outburst
earned Reese an arrest of her own for disorderly conduct and obstruction, and
both husband and wife were carted off to jail.
7. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga smokes more joints per day than on-stage attire changes.
Apparently, 2013 was the year of celebrities’ smoking weed on stage.
See Lady Gaga Above burning one during a concert. She has revealed
details of her marijuana addiction, explaining that at one point, she was
smoking 15 to 20 marijuana cigarettes a day, according to news reports.
That rivals the amount of attire changes she makes in a concert.
8. Toronto Mayor Tom Ford
Who can forget Toronto Mayor Tom Ford’s epic run in the Toronto City Council
Chamber. Ford, who allegedly smoked crack in a video that has yet to surface was
apparently channeling his wishful Canadian Football League (CFL) Toronto Argonauts
running back days as he charged through a crowded Toronto city Council meeting,
knocking down Councilwoman Pam McConnell in the process.
9. Myley Cyrus
As if her days at Twerking were not enough, Myley Cyrus lit up a blunt (type of
marijuana cigarette) while on stage at the DEMA’s. (Dutch version of the EMA’s) in
Amsterdam. When accepting her award for best video, “Wrecking Ball” she took a blunt
out of her purse and lit it up on stage. Well her hit song is Wrecking Ball, but she
appears to be a veritable “Ship Wreck.”
10. Madam Heidi Fleiss
Heidi Fleiss has transitioned from her escort services to being escorted by
police to the slammer. This all started after the 42-year-old former madam was
stopped by police in Nevada under suspicion for DUI, for Meth possession. Fleiss
admitted that she “has a bit of a substance abuse problem.” Ya think.
Honorable Mention Ms.
Penelope Cruz may not be a household name but this ditzy Miami girl talked
herself from a misdemeanor for public intoxication of Xanax bars to 30-days in
the county jail. Her crime - saying - adios - meaning goodbye in her native
Spanish tongue to a hard-nose judge. Penelope’s final act of flipping the judge
off ended up being her death blow. In the end, Ms. Adios, appealed and was
spared from her jail sentence. Her YouTube debut in an Orange jump suit garb
generated over 1 million adios views.