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5 Living Celebrities Who Battled Drug Addiction
Hope for some, Not for others. They're the stars you love, many formerly childhood stars, now all grown up taking on the hardest battles off their lives, alcohol and drug addictions. It's shocking at how drastic their physical appearances have changed with the introduction of these harmful chemicals entering their body. For some, they have never been able to recover, and some have been able to get sober. It's an everyday battle for many of them. We all watch in judgement of their decisions but growing up in the spotlight is more pressure than any of us realize. And the sad reality is that they turn to drugs and alcohol to suppress these issues. Check out where these stars are today with their drug addictions! 1. Drew Barrymore She's one of Hollywood's most beloved child stars who became a Hollywood icon into her adult life. She's the perfect girl next door and audiences have fallen in love with her time and time again. However, many don't know that Barrymore struggled with drug addiction. She had very early exposure to drugs and alcohol leading to poor choices and bad influences. Barrymore had her first drink and cigarette at age 9, marijuana at age 10, and dabbled in coke at age 12. At age 13, she had to undergo extensive drug treatment TWICE as she followed in the same path that many child stars do. Her father, John Drew Barrymore, had a history of drug and alcohol arrests. Today, Barrymore is sober. 2. Mary-Kate Olsen In 2004, in the wake of the famous Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen's 18th birthday party, Mary-Kate was getting a lot of press. Why? Because she was looking extremely frail and drugs were behind it but no one wanted to say anything. Her sister Ashley was with her at all public appearances and it was obvious that Ashley was remaining healthy, young, and robust. However, Mary-Kate had frail hair and was constantly being photographed with enormous dark circles beneath her eyes. Soon, Mary-Kate was put in rehab for treatment of undisclosed addictions. Reports of relapse surfaced again in 2013. Today, her drug of addiction has never been disclosed but many still believe she is in a constant battle with anorexia. 3. Lindsay Lohan She was America's sweetheart being the most adorable child star to grace the silver screen. With her HUGE success in "The Parent Trap", "Freaky Friday, and "Mean Girls", there was nothing this Hollywood star couldn't do. That is, until the drugs and alcohol became a problem. In 2013, Lohan sat down with Oprah four days after completing her sixth stint in rehab. After Oprah asked Lohan if she was an addict, Lohan quickly responded, "Yes." She said that alcohol was her drug of choice and eventual gateway into experimenting with other drugs such as cocaine. Her first arrest was due to possession and under the influence of alcohol and cocaine. Many of her rowdy party behavior and poor decision making is due to her chaotic family life. She's had to do community service, stay on probation, and faced jail time since 2013. Today, she's still under harsh addiction to alcohol and cocaine. 4. David Hasselhoff Of course you know him from Baywatch which is actually getting a reboot with Zac Efron. However did you know that he was an alcoholic? One of his most famous alcohol scares was when he was hospitalized after being extremely intoxicated to the point where his daughter didn't think he would survive the alcohol binge. Hasselhoff has been hospitalized many times which ultimately led to the failure of his marriage and struggling career. However, today, he is clean and sober announcing in 2009 of redemption. 5. Zac Efron In 2014, Zac Efron candidly opened up to the public about his alcoholism. For being Hollywood's biggest heartthrob, you'd never know something was wrong. He knew he was drinking too much being in his 20's, a star in hollywood, and being single led to his drinking habits. He ended up going to rehab while also joining Alcoholics Anonymous and seeing a therapist. It's very noticeable that Zac felt that he was trying to fill a void during his unhappiness that led to alcohol. He has learned to lead a healthier life staying away from alcohol, eating better, and exercising everyday. Efron has said that he still faces struggles even today, "it's a never ending struggle."
We Are Your Friends is an Excellent Way to Waste Your Money
We Are Your Friends is a movie. It definitely is. It was shot using a camera. There were actors who played roles. And I'm sure there's some kind of narrative with some conflict then some resolution. But, ultimately, We Are Your Friends is a waste of your fucking money. Have you ever eaten a piece of Bazooka Joe gum? Imagine you're someone who loves gum, all kinds of gum; mint, cinnamon, bubble, whatever. That's you for the next 5 minutes, alright? So you love gum and you pick up the Bazooka Joe and unwrap it. The wrapper has a funny-enough joke on it and that's cool. But then you put the actual gum in your mouth and instead of being hard and tough for your teeth, it's nice and soft at first. It tastes great. I promise, it does for a second. But one cycle through your mouth, a couple of chews in, the flavor is gone. It tastes like absolutely nothing. It's like you're gnawing on a giant piece of soft plastic. And the only thought you have in your mind is to, well, toss it out. But guess what, you're on a bus or a plane or some other public place where you're too awkward (or weird or whatever you want) to stick that piece of gum under your seat. "Someone's gotta clean that up and that's gross" you think to yourself. So you're stuck. You're stuck with this giant piece of soft plastic rubber in your mouth for about an hour and a half (because you're on a bus or a plane or a train for that long). And that's what We Are Your Friends is. It's a giant piece of rubber plastic that I'm tired of chewing and want to spit out into a garbage can. It doesn't add anything new to the "rag-to-riches" story. Instead, it surrounds that narrative in a culture that celebrates an excessive lifestyle. I've never been about party culture, or dance music, or DJs that think they are musicians. The characters in this movie are hard to care about. They're the people you avoid when you go out on a Friday night, they're the ones yelling into your car as you drive down main street, and they're the ones who are going to make this movie a lot of money. And that alone will tell Hollywood that this is what audiences want to see. And fuck that. So, don't watch this movie. We Are Your Friends comes out on a day. Look it up yourself.
Nominees of the 2015 MTV Movie Awards -- Did Your Favorite Films Make The Cut?
I always appreciate the MTV Movie Awards because it honors the truly important facets of cinema that go often overlooked by the Screen Actors Guild or Hollywood Foreign Press. Who played the best villain? Which scenes were the funniest? And most importantly, who looked the best with their shirt off? Below are the official nominations for the 2015 MTV Movie Awards. How did your favorite actors and films fare? Who do you think will win? 2015 MTV Movie Award Nominations MOVIE OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY GEICO American Sniper The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Guardians of the Galaxy Gone Girl The Fault in Our Stars Boyhood Whiplash Selma BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Emma Stone – Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Shailene Woodley- The Fault in Our Stars Reese Witherspoon- Wild Scarlett Johansson – Lucy BEST MALE PERFORMANCE Bradley Cooper – American Sniper Chris Pratt – Guardians of the Galaxy Ansel Elgort – The Fault in Our Stars Miles Teller – Whiplash Channing Tatum – Foxcatcher BEST SCARED-AS-S–T PERFORMANCE Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl Annabelle Wallis – Annabelle Jennifer Lopez – The Boy Next Door Dylan O’Brien – The Maze Runner Zach Gilford – The Purge: Anarchy BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE Ansel Elgort – The Fault in Our Stars Rosamund Pike- Gone Girl David Oyelowo – Selma Dylan O’Brien – The Maze Runner Ellar Coltrane – Boyhood BEST SHIRTLESS PERFORMANCE Zac Efron – Neighbors Chris Pratt – Guardians of the Galaxy Channing Tatum – Foxcatcher Ansel Elgort – The Fault in Our Stars Kate Upton – The Other Woman BEST DUO Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill – 22 Jump Street Zac Efron and Dave Franco – Neighbors Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort – The Fault in Our Stars Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel – Guardians of the Galaxy James Franco and Seth Rogen – The Interview BEST FIGHT Jonah Hill vs. Jillian Bell – 22 Jump Street Chris Evans vs. Sebastian Stan – Captain America: The Winter Soldier Dylan O’Brien vs. Will Poulter – The Maze Runner Seth Rogen vs. Zac Efron – Neighbors Edward Norton vs. Michael Keaton – Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) BEST KISS Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley – The Fault in Our Stars James Franco and Seth Rogen – The Interview Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone – The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans – Captain America: The Winter Soldier Rose Byrne and Halston Sage – Neighbors BEST WTF MOMENT Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne – Neighbors Jonah Hill – 22 Jump Street Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day – Horrible Bosses 2 Miles Teller – Whiplash Rosario Dawson and Anders Holm – Top Five BEST VILLAIN Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl J.K. Simmons – Whiplash Jillian Bell – 22 Jump Street Meryl Streep – Into the Woods Peter Dinklage – X-Men: Days of Future Past BEST MUSICAL MOMENT Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Chris Pratt – Guardians of the Galaxy Seth Rogen and Zac Efron – Neighbors Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig – The Skeleton Twins Miles Teller – Whiplash BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE Channing Tatum – 22 Jump Street Chris Pratt – Guardians of the Galaxy Rose Byrne – Neighbors Chris Rock – Top Five Kevin Hart – The Wedding Ringer BEST ON-SCREEN TRANSFORMATION Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything Elizabeth Banks – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Zoe Saldana – Guardians of the Galaxy Steve Carell – Foxcatcher