Archives for January, 2010

Celebrities

Psychotherapists Say Pitt-Jolie Parenting Choice Is 'Quite Healthy'




If you're the parent of a toddler-aged little girl who likes to dress in boys' clothes and will only answer to "John" or "Peter," you're in good company.

Well, depending on how you feel about the Pitt-Jolie clan.

Last week, reported that recent pictures of the celebs' three-year-old daughter, Shiloh, dressed in a tie and bowler hat set the blogger gossip mill a' turning with questions about whether the duo wished to turn their daughter into a son.

Really?

As it turns out, Pitt and...
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Joaquin Phoenix, Miley Cyrus, and Liv Tyler Encourage You To Vote For Suicide Prevention

He hasn't been in the news lately, but Joaquin Phoenix recently resurfaced in a big - and GOOD - way.

His scraggly beard, dark sunglasses, nervous mumbling, and plans to leave acting for a rap career had many folks concerned about his mental health - including one doctor who believed the star could have schizophrenia - but the animal rights activist appeared clean shaven and completely articulate and completely hysterical at times as a mental health advocate in a new PSA for...
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Heidi Montag On Plastic Surgery: "I’m Beyond Obsessed"


These days, plastic surgery doesn't raise much of an eyebrow. Travel anywhere from Suburbia to Hollywood and you can meet both women and men who've gone under the knife to fix some "imperfection," however large or minuscule, or sling another temporarily effective grenade toward the ongoing battle against the aging process.

No, it takes a little more than plastic surgery (and sometimes even the reasons behind it) to cause a stir in 21st century America; however,...
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Blame for Mental Illness Exploitation: Where Do We Draw the Line?



Last Saturday, London's Soho Theatre wrapped up another running of Kim Noble's "Kim Noble Will Die" (the first of which aired back in April 2009, to my understanding) and the show seems to have gotten as many glowing reviews as scathing criticism.

Kim Noble has manic depression, and if you're wondering why the reactions to his show are so extreme (and, unless you're British or keep up with the various comedians around the world, it's likely you are), it seems to be...
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Should We Encourage Celebs To Stay Quiet About Their Mental Health Problems?




I've read numerous blog posts and magazine and newspaper articles about VH-1's "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" in the past, but none have made me stop and think the way Kevin McDonough's Beyond Rehab, Dr. Drew Points to a Societal Cancer.

The idea that society thrives on the troubles of others (especially the troubles of celebrities) is nothing new, and neither is the idea that Dr. Drew is feeding that fixation (however intentionally or unintentionally) by treating his celebrity patients on national television;...
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