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When Is Suicide Ever "Honorable," Morrissey?



Last Friday, I talked about Kate Moss' "pro-ana" comment and asked you what you thought about the public's response - specifically, whether the public has the right to hold the model, and celebrities in general, responsible for the things they say.

Now I'm wondering what you think about Morrissey's recent comments on suicide.

During a recent Desert Island Discs with Kirsty Young interview (BBC Radio 4), the British singer and songwriter, who's pretty well known for his melancholy lyrics, admitted to having contemplated...
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Celebrities And Influence: Should We Be Angry With Kate Moss?



Although Storm modeling agency issued a statement assuring the public that a seemingly "pro-ana" comment Kate Moss made (you might know the one: "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels") during a recent interview with Women's Wear Daily was "taken out of context" and "completely misrepresented," and that Moss "does not support this as a lifestyle choice," and although Moss recently threw an outdoor dinner party (perhaps to give the paparazzi a chance to photograph her eating), the public...
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Dear Ellen: Help Megan Jackson Get Her First Kiss…From Robert Pattinson!



Dear Ellen (and Andy),

I know you're a busy gal, so I'll cut to the chase: My friend Megan Jackson is an amazing person with a crazy idea - and she needs your help.

In May 2009, 28-year-old Megan Jackson created EmsCharityKiss, a campaign to help increase mental health awareness and raise money for research. With the help of Everyday Hero and so many generous people, Megan has helped raise more than $1,000 for One in Five, a small nonprofit group...
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Mary Weiland Hopes Her Memoir Helps Someone "Connect"



Back in May, I told you about Mary Forsberg Weiland's then-upcoming memoir, Fall to Pieces: A Memoir of Drugs, Rock 'N' Roll & Mental Illness.

The book has since released and there's been an increase in attention paid to that particular Celebrity Psychings post, which is sort of unfortunate because, well, it doesn't exactly offer any "news." :)

This morning, however, I was directed to an interview with Weiland posted yesterday at - an interview that does offer some news. Well, some...
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NBC Nightly News Honors Charity Work Of Celebrities




In case you missed it, NBC gave its Nightly News "Making a Difference" series a celebrity spin last week and shined the spotlight on five celebrities who are currently heavily engaged in charity work:

Alicia Keys, for her work with Keep a Child Alive, the organization that provides life-saving medication, support and care to children and families in Africa that have been affected by AIDS.
Bon Jovi, for the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation (which "exists to combat issues that force families...
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Actress Debi Mazar SPEAKs About Bipolar Disorder



Last Thursday, actress Debi Mazar joined the likes of Glenn Close, Paige Hemmis, and Joe Pantoliano.

Mazar didn't launch her own mental health campaign, but the actress did take part in a panel discussion as part of the SPEAK and Be Heard…Living With Bipolar Depression campaign, where she talked about how bipolar disorder has affected one of her family members who was diagnosed with the disorder 10 years ago.

According the Mazar, her family member dealt with symptoms of bipolar disorder...
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John Mayer To Raise Money For Veteran Charities


In addition to Tobey Maguire, another famous name in veteran- and PTSD-related news lately is seven-time Grammy Award-winning musician John Mayer.

Mayer's fourth studio album, Battle Studies, is scheduled to hit shelves on November 17, 2009, and in addition to the same-day performance at Beacon Theatre (one that will stream live) and the North American tour that kicks off in February to promote the album, Mayer will perform two shows with...
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Tobey Maguire Urges PTSD Awareness, Responsibility


Veterans Day is supposed to be a day of honoring our military veterans for all their dedication to and sacrifices for our nation, and while Veterans Day is always an important day, it seems that now - with PTSD on the rise and tragedies like the recent Fort Hood massacre - honoring America's veterans is more critical than ever before.

And, actor Tobey Maguire believes we should go beyond just honoring our active...
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Where Does Rihanna Go From Here?


Unless you've been living under a rock for the past week or so - or, for some reason, haven't visited anything online except your email - I'd be willing to bet you've at least caught a whiff of Rihanna's upcoming interview with Diane Sawyer tonight on ABC's 20/20. It's the first time the star has spoken publicly, and at length, about not only the night Chris Brown physically attacked her, but also the whirlwind...
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Bid To Meet Glenn Close At 3rd Annual Karla Smith Foundation Dinner Auction



If you were excited about the chance to bid on "God of Carnage" tickets and schmooze time with James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden, you might also be happy to know that at its third annual dinner auction, the Karla Smith Foundation is going to accept bids to meet Glenn Close, the Oscar-nominated and Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe award-winning actress and the famous face behind the new mental illness organization Bring Change 2 Mind.

On November 7, 2009, the Karla Smith...
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