Actress and comedienne Amy Poehler has revealed she once experimented with cocaine and Ecstasy. The Parks and Recreation star has opened up about her drug use in new memoir Yes, Please, and recalls using cocaine in her 20s - and initially enjoying the way it made her feel.
In an excerpt from the book, she writes, "I tried cocaine, which I instantly loved but eventually hated. Cocaine is terrific if you want to hang out with people you don't know very well and play ping-pong all night. It's bad for almost everything else... The day after cocaine is rough."
Poehler also experimented with Ecstasy at a New Year's Eve party, but she now admits she can no longer handle the effects of the drugs - because she is now a mum.
She continues, "(We) danced and drank water and loved each other, (but) I also remember the next day when I thought I had no friends and I was so sad I wanted to sink into the carpet and permanently live there."
She adds, "The next day is the thing I can't pull off anymore. How do you explain to a four and six-year-old that you can't play Rescue Bots because you have to spend all day in bed eating Cape Cod potato chips and watching The Bicycle Thief?"
Poehler doesn't dabble in hard drugs anymore, but admits she still smokes marijuana occasionally.
She continues, "I can't perform, drive or write stoned, and therefore I smoke pot a lot less than I used to."
Rapper Iggy Azalea has broken her silence to deny claims she is married to her ex-boyfriend. The Fancy hitmaker was named as the common law wife of Maurice Williams, aka rapper Jefe Wine, in divorce papers he filed. He has asked a judge to recognise his five-year relationship with Azalea as a 'marriage' in a bid to stop her from selling off assets they accumulated as a couple.
Azalea has now taken to Twitter.com to clarify the marriage claims, writing, "I think we already all know, but just to clarify. I'm not married. Feel free to check the public marriage records... Gotta laugh tho (though), now do you see the kinda craziness I deal with (sic)?!"
She also spoke to TMZ.com, adding, "That's like somebody I dated for about six months when I was 17, I haven't heard from this person in years," and when asked if it was a money grab, she replied, "Yeah, I think it's pretty obvious that's what it is."
Azalea's spokesperson previously denied Williams' claims and called him a "thief, felon and fugitive" for using the media to attack the star in retaliation for a lawsuit she filed against him last month (Sep14). Azalea filed legal papers to stop Williams from making money from early songs he allegedly swiped from her computer.
A representative for Iggy Azalea has blasted the rapper's ex-boyfriend as a "thief, felon, and fugitive" for continuing to "attack" the star after he filed bizarre divorce papers naming her as his common law wife.
Maurice Williams, aka rapper Jefe Wine, has asked a judge to recognize his relationship with Azalea as a 'marriage' after they lived together in Texas for five years, in a bid to prevent the Fancy hitmaker from selling off items accumulated during their time as a couple. Local laws state a couple can be considered married if they reside together for a long period of time and agree to present themselves as husband and wife.
Azalea's spokesperson insists the hip-hop star, who was 17 when she first met Williams, never agreed to be his 'wife', accusing him of acting out of desperation after the Australian rapper sued him last month (Sep14) to stop her ex from profiting from early songs he allegedly stole from her personal computer. The statement issued to UsMagazine.com reads: "It's disappointing that this thief, felon, and fugitive is continuing to use the media to attack Iggy as part of his desperate and despicable attempt to keep himself in the press. "Iggy's federal court complaint froze Mr. Williams' ability to trade on her fame by profiting from music he stole from her, so he has resorted to elevating his predatory relationship with a 17-year-old girl into a sham 'marriage' claim unsupported by any certificate or evidence."
Comedian and actor Eddie Izzard has been tapped to adapt author Timothy Hallinan's critically-acclaimed Junior Bender crime novels for TV. The writer's four-book series centres on the life of the title character, a high-end thief-turned-private detective for fellow crooks.
Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson's dad discovered his son was gay and a thief on the same day.
The actor admits he had built up quite a collection of stolen gay pornography magazines when he was finally caught trying to leave a store in his native Montana with a backpack pull of saucy publications at the age of 14. In a recent an interview with Aisha Tyler for her Girl on Guy podcast, the red-faced star revealed, "I always considered that (incident) my coming out... It was so humiliating. "I had been stealing porn for a while. I had quite a little collection. And I would bring it into the house, and then I'd get nervous, so I'd hide it under the mattress, or I'd hide it behind a shed in the backyard. And then it would get rained on, and I'd have to go get the barbecue tongs to (get it out)."
But when he got caught, he felt awful: "The woman (at the store) asked me if I had anything in my backpack. She was giving me the benefit of the doubt... She took me to the back room (and) they brought my dad in, and they showed him the nature of the material I was stealing, and it was really, really humiliating."
Ferguson admitted his dad took the drama quite well, adding, "(He) was like, 'OK, are you gay?' And I was, like, 14. I didn't really know. I didn't know what I was going through. But then in my later teen years I did come out to him (properly), and it was like he needed to be told three times. "(When I was 21) he asked me if I had a girlfriend at the time, and I was like, 'Dad! You know I'm gay, right?'"
Ferguson married longtime partner Justin Mikita in New York in July, 2013.
Rapper Rich Homie Quan raced to his manager father's hospital bedside on Monday (29Sep14) after learning he had been shot four times in an attempted robbery. Corey Lamar had stopped by the barbershop he owns in his native Atlanta, Georgia when the ambush occurred.
Gunfire erupted during the hold up and Lamar was shot four times, according to the hip-hop star's representative.
He was admitted to a local hospital, where he was taken into surgery.
According to TMZ.com, Quan's dad is listed in critical condition, but is expected to survive.
The news emerges weeks after Quan had his own run-in with an attempted thief while attending a boxing match in Cincinnati, Ohio. An unidentified male made a forceful grab for the rapper's necklace at the Adrien Broner/Emmanuel Taylor fight on 5 September (14), but ran off empty-handed after the star fought him off.
A London store worker has thanked Max Irons for his bravery after the actor broke his wrist while trying to stop a suspected shoplifter. Jeremy Irons' son made the revelation in a interview to promote his new film Riot Club, and now the shopkeeper involved in the incident in Notting Hill has come forward to praise The Host star.
The store owner, who asked not to be named, reveals Irons attempted to stop the thief outside the shop close to his parents' home, and he was injured when a member of staff attempted to break up the scuffle with a broomstick.
He tells British newspaper the London Evening Standard, "We are really grateful he helped us catch the thief. It was brave of him... Two men came in and each grabbed several bottles of wines then fled. Staff ran out after them. Max wasn't in the shop at the time. He must have seen us chasing a shoplifter in the street. He helped us wrestle him to the ground then pin him down for several minutes till police arrived... We know who he is as he and his parents are regular customers. He got hit on his wrist in error. We have already apologised to him and his parents for what happened."
Irons previously said of the incident, "I've never done anything heroic before, I did it once and broke my wrist."
British actor Max Irons suffered a broken wrist when his attempt to chase a thief went awry.
The Host star, son of acting veteran Jeremy Irons, saw a teenage shoplifter run out of a local convenience store in London and he heroically attempted to apprehend the crook. Irons bundled the thief to the ground but the shop owners mistook the actor for an accomplice and began beating both men with broomsticks, inflicting a painful injury on Irons.
He tells The Times newspaper, "I've never done anything heroic before, I did it once and broke my wrist."
Music veteran Nile Rodgers marked a major milestone on Sunday (17Aug14) as he celebrated 42 months cancer-free.
The star took to the stage at Britain's V Festival in Chelmsford, England on Sunday, and he shared his good news shortly before his set. In a post on Twitter.com, he writes, "Every 6 months I have to get tested for cancer since being attacked. I'm 42 months clear... My cancer test came back all clear. Today's other gift's are CHIC @vfestival (sic)..."
However, Rodgers, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2010 but given the all-clear a year later (11), admitted the news was bittersweet as his band's longtime guitar technician is currently undergoing chemotherapy.
He adds in a message posted on Facebook.com, "Yesterday I got my latest post-op cancer test, and my guitar tech Terry had 7 hours of chemo. Life is the gift, cancer is the thief... We all love you Terry and we'll fight this monster together brother!"
One of the two suspects accused of stealing the roof of the burned-out Porsche actor Paul Walker was a passenger in at the time of his death last year (Nov13) has been jailed for six months. Teenager Jameson Brooks Witty and his co-defendant, Anthony Edward Janow, 26, pleaded no contest to misdemeanour charges of destroying evidence, grand theft and resisting or delaying a police officer last week (06Aug14), after allegedly walking off with the roof panel from a tow truck carrying the destroyed Porsche Carrera GT from the crash site.
The sportscar burst into flames after it crashed into a post in Santa Clarita, California, killing the driver and Walker.
On Thursday (14Aug14), Whitty was sentenced to serve the maximum punishment for the crimes.
Janow is set to learn his fate on 23 October (14).
A suave professional burglar wants to break with his criminal past but is forced to pull one last job to make good on a gambling debt. Winner of the 1971 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America as the Best TV Suspense Film, and nominated for an Emmy as Best Written Original Drama of 1971.